Teton Literacy Center Needs You

Jackson Hole Writers wants to lure some writers in every genre to help foster writing and reading skills through Teton Literacy Center’s after school club for third- through fifth-grade youngsters. And Mars is just one of the subjects these kids are studying and writing about.

The other After-School Club topics are intriguing as well: the body, game theory, fables,  songs, and space. The group meets Mondays, either at TLC or at Colter Elementary, both on High School Road.

Volunteers are needed each week for one hour, from 4-5 p.m., beginning Monday, April 10, which is right after Spring Break. Take a look at the schedule outlined below and see which one fits your schedule and interest. Make a commitment, if you can. The specific TLC teacher will connect with the volunteer writer to help develop a clear plan for their visiting partner day. It couldn’t be simpler or more fun!


April 10th: Brainstorming and coming up with writing ideas. This can be any genre of writing. Students are studying Mars and space.
April 18th: Crafting a compelling story line. Students are studying game design.
April 26th: Writing fables and fairy tales. Students are studying fairy tales.
May 4th: Any genre support, writing about the human body.
May 8th: Writing song lyrics.
May 15th: Editing a final draft of all genres. Students are studying Mars and space.

The topics fascinate us and we hope they do you as well.

You can contact us and we will get your info to TLC:

Or contact Kristin Livingstone, directly. She is the program manager for TLC. Her number is 307-733-9242, ext 224. Or email her at kristin@tetonliteracy.org

JHW also hopes to partner with TLC to bring Latina writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine to Jackson for a workshop for young Latina teens who are focused on going to college — the first in their families to do so — and their mothers. We also plan to do a separate workshop called “deep mapping.” With grant support, we hope to bring Kali in October or early November, during the school year. Watch for details soon.

–Connie Wieneke