We are a group of young, fairly professional Rochesterains that enjoy reading, eating, and laughing. Our group is a resource for all Young Professionals in the Rochester area that are seeking a supportive group of peers to read good books and share good company.
Our team is hoping to raise money for various programs at Writers & Books, specifically our scholarship programs. During our SummerWrite camps, we send many students to workshops for free or half the cost because of generous gifts from donars, alumni, and board members. We are hoping that we will be able to raise a significant amount of money so that other YPs can take workshops they are interested in at Writers & Books. We understand how difficult is for people our age to pay rent, student loans, car payments, etc, and still have something left over to enhance thier lives outside of college. We have found through peer discussions that many YPs are interested in Cultural events and activites, however do not have the disposable income to enjoy a reading or writing workshop with their peers.
Funds will also be going to our Youth Scholarship program, which is active year round. Anytime there is a school break, Writers & Books offers half or full day classes, and we want every child that has an interest in reading or writing to have the opportunity to attend a workshop that will help them grow not only as a reader/writer, but also as a human being.