Your Story. Your Voice. started out in 2018 with our Founder and lead workshop facilitator, Genie Webb-Mitchell bringing youth from diverse backgrounds together to do what they love. Little did they know that it would grow into the thriving Creative Writing Program it is today. Our dedicated writers, now expanded to both youth and adults, enjoy weekly meetings and coming together to explore different approaches to story writing and positive decision making strategies. Passion and enthusiasm go hand-in-hand with everything we do. Our door is always open to new writers, no matter their experience level. We are proud to bring together people from all over through our virtual and in-person workshops.
Find the Light partners with community organizations to bring private Your Story. Your Voice. Creative Writing Workshops to the people they serve. In addition, we also schedule workshops with open enrollment throughout the year.
If your organization or group is interested in bringing a workshop to your community and would like to sponsor a workshop, please reach out to us below.
What You Should Know
Our creative writing Workshops are designed for both youth, aged 10 - 18, and adults 18 and up. Your Story. Your Voice. is a 4 week story-writing program that empowers all of our writers to put voice to paper and find triumph through life's challenges. Twice a year, all stories are combined into an anthology and published on Amazon.com.
Your Story. Your Voice. workshops are sponsored by community organizations/groups to the people they serve and would like to participate. All open enrollment classes are private pay/individual.
In addition, all sponsoring organizations receive a combined 30% of book sales/royalties donated back into the organization/group after the first 30 days of the book release and all open enrollment participants receive a combined 75% of book sales/royalties for the first 3 months upon book release.
Workshop participants meet twice a week for an hour, for 4 weeks. Our final class is a graduation ceremony celebrating the completion of all stories written and all contributing writers and sponsors.
Find the Light is located in Racine, WI. where many of our in-person Your Story. Your Voice. workshops are held. We partner with our sponsoring organizations to host our in-person workshops onsite. We have now added virtual workshops to our plan, which allow us to expand our reach nationwide. Transportation is not provided for workshops.
Workshop facilitators vary between teacher-licensed volunteers and committed community members with a passion to empower and engage diverse groups of people. All volunteers receive a stipend for their time and efforts. If you or someone you know is interested in joining us a facilitator, please reach out to us.