...thatless than one quarter of high school seniors scored at the proficient level on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress writing exam?
College instructors estimate that one half of high school graduates are unprepared for college level writing.

A 2006 New York Conference Board study reports that 72 percent of high school graduates entering the work force are deficient in basic English writing skills. (taken from The East Bay Monthly article entitled, "Literary Links" by Tim Kingston.


I hope our program is one small way to chip away at these statistics. Capture young writers' imaginations by letting them in on a secret: writing can be fun! Sure, the mechanics are essential, but if you learn to love words then you're more inspired to use them well, spell them well, construct sentences well, and punctuate them well.