You don’t have to search further than its name to know the importance the Academy for Young Writers places on the authorship of its students.
Founded in 2006, the young Brooklyn high school is already a model Student Press Initiative school. The Academy began working with SPI before the school even opened its doors to any students.
Three short years later, Academy students already produced five inspiring books, including two published this spring: the 10th grade’s The Truth Unfolded: Young Writers Explore the Crucible and the 9th grade’s Your Life, My Eyes: Poems & Student Profiles.
Founding Principal Carolyn Yaffe said, “When the name Academy for Young Writers was still just a name, and not a physical or emotional reality in any way, I could not have imagined the amazing products that my students and teachers would be able to create in partnership with the Student Press Initiative.”