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After-school Workshop Gives Teens a Chance to Write Letters to the Next President

Publication: Billings Gazette
Date: September 21, 2016

Summary: Writer Ashley Warren leads Billings, MT youth in an after-school workshop focused on researching and composing strong argumentative letters to the next president in written and multimedia formats.


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During the workshop, participants will have the freedom to write a letter, submit a spoken word clip, an information graphic or a video, Warren said.

'We want them to be creative about bringing their voice to the issues,' she said. 'There is an element of personal empowerment. Teens often don't realize that they can have a platform. Getting your message delivered is the first step in putting yourself out there."

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