The Writers Matter Program provides a unique and innovative opportunity for middle and lower high school students to learn critical writing skills through the use of journal writing as a vehicle for self-expression. Through writing about their lives, the students find an effective emotional outlet at a time in their lives when personal expression and having their voices heard is so important. Writers Matter is a motivational strategy that encourages students to share personal stories with each other, listen to other voices, and develop effective personal relationships with peers to provide more tolerance and appreciation of others.
Please view the documentary film about La Salle University’s Writers Matter program. Featuring students and faculty at Wagner Middle School and La Salle University’s volunteer mentors, this wonderful story will awaken viewers to the realities of public education in large city environments and expose the extraordinary challenges students’ face each day of their lives as well as the talent and potential these students possess – all told through personal stories and poetry.