Rebecca Stern

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Philip Pullman
  • My Goal:
  • $3,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $2,313
  • # of Donations:
  • 30
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"When you donate to National Novel Writing Month, you help bring free creative writing programs to nearly 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 200 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 650 libraries, and 600 NaNoWriMo regions every year.

You not only support people’s novel writing dreams, you help transform people into creators who see new possibilities in the world—and act on them. You spark a creative revolution." - http://nanowrimo.org/why-donate

 

Dear Friends, Family, and Righteous Supporters,

Every November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) inspires hundreds of thousands of people to write a novel in 30 days. Novices, old pros, and students in classrooms around the world: they all buckle down and commit to telling their stories in a month of creative abandon. Participants emerge from their November writing frenzies as novelists, a mantle they wear with pride.

But there’s more to the story than those 30 days of literary abandon. The nonprofit organization behind NaNoWriMo works year-round to bring literacy and arts programs to more and more people, including students and at-risk populations. This year, the NaNoWriMo Associate Board is helping to launch and/or fund several initiatives to support those efforts:

  1. A complete revamp of the Young Writers Program website. This redesign will give more than 80,000 students and educators better tools, deeper interaction with fellow classrooms around the world, and better tracking of student progress.
  2. A curriculum refresh for the free classroom materials that NaNoWriMo provides to teachers around the world, which align to Common Core standards and inspire confidence in the students who engage with these workbooks and lesson plans.
  3. Expanded outreach to correctional facilities, halfway houses, and juvenile detention facilities to establish a pilot program that promotes writing fluency and literacy to these underserved populations.

Your contribution will help National Novel Writing Month build a more engaged and inspiring world. Thank you so much for your support!

Rebecca 

PS- Starting on May 13th, Scott Westerfeld will be matching the first $1,000 donated here! Please read his blog post and donate so that we can get started on revamping the YWP website, refreshing the curriculum, and reaching out to prisons and juvenile detention facilities.  

Along with everyone at NaNoWriMo, I'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to Scott for his generosity and support! 

 

NaNoWriMo? What's that? Here's how I first piqued my students' interest in 2010: http://youtu.be/E_fs7MGbBsk

 

The following is an excerpt from a 5th grader's novel: 

“I disconnect the call, a smile on my face. I wrap my arms around Tammana and we go.

We go out into the busy streets of India, into the bustling noises and the craziness. We run against the dirty roads, trace our fingers against the tangy Indian horizon, and jump into it all.” (pg. 112)

- The Lotus Mark by Riya, one of my former students 

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Rebecca Stern is fundraising for NaNoWriMo 2014 Program Support Campaign benefiting National Novel Writing Month.

"When you donate to National Novel Writing Month, you help bring free creative writing programs to nearly 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 200 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 650 libraries, and 600 NaNoWriMo regions every year.

You not only support people’s novel writing dreams, you help transform people into creators who see new possibilities in the world—and act on them. You spark a creative revolution." - http://nanowrimo.org/why-donate

 

Dear Friends, Family, and Righteous Supporters,

Every November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) inspires hundreds of thousands of people to write a novel in 30 days. Novices, old pros, and students in classrooms around the world: they all buckle down and commit to telling their stories in a month of creative abandon. Participants emerge from their November writing frenzies as novelists, a mantle they wear with pride.

But there’s more to the story than those 30 days of literary abandon. The nonprofit organization behind NaNoWriMo works year-round to bring literacy and arts programs to more and more people, including students and at-risk populations. This year, the NaNoWriMo Associate Board is helping to launch and/or fund several initiatives to support those efforts:

  1. A complete revamp of the Young Writers Program website. This redesign will give more than 80,000 students and educators better tools, deeper interaction with fellow classrooms around the world, and better tracking of student progress.
  2. A curriculum refresh for the free classroom materials that NaNoWriMo provides to teachers around the world, which align to Common Core standards and inspire confidence in the students who engage with these workbooks and lesson plans.
  3. Expanded outreach to correctional facilities, halfway houses, and juvenile detention facilities to establish a pilot program that promotes writing fluency and literacy to these underserved populations.

Your contribution will help National Novel Writing Month build a more engaged and inspiring world. Thank you so much for your support!

Rebecca 

PS- Starting on May 13th, Scott Westerfeld will be matching the first $1,000 donated here! Please read his blog post and donate so that we can get started on revamping the YWP website, refreshing the curriculum, and reaching out to prisons and juvenile detention facilities.  

Along with everyone at NaNoWriMo, I'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to Scott for his generosity and support! 

 

NaNoWriMo? What's that? Here's how I first piqued my students' interest in 2010: http://youtu.be/E_fs7MGbBsk

 

The following is an excerpt from a 5th grader's novel: 

“I disconnect the call, a smile on my face. I wrap my arms around Tammana and we go.

We go out into the busy streets of India, into the bustling noises and the craziness. We run against the dirty roads, trace our fingers against the tangy Indian horizon, and jump into it all.” (pg. 112)

- The Lotus Mark by Riya, one of my former students 

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My Team:

NaNoWriMo Associate Board Team
$4,598 Raised
8 Team Members

The Campaign:

NaNoWriMo 2014 Program Support Campaign

Dear Friends, Family, and Righteous Supporters, Every November, National Novel Writing Month (NaN

The Organization:

National Novel Writing Month

We believe that stories matter. National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and ad...

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