Every fall, PCEF brings the Author-in-Residence program to Park City High. “The origin of this program was to give students access and exposure to writers; to give them a chance to ask questions of people who have made a living at this,” notes English teacher Ed Potts.
It has sparked similar programs at Treasure Mountain Junior High and Ecker Hill Middle School, also funded by PCEF. Comments from students at Treasure after listening to Neal Shusterman speak, demonstrate the impact author visits have on students. “This was the best day of my life!” and “This was the best experience EVER!”
Ed Potts sums it up, “The fact that our kids can pick these authors’ brains, not only about the writing process, but about how to inspire people through their writing, is just incredible.”
Thanks to you, PCEF is able to fund over $200,000 in programs providing Academic Rigor for the 2016 - 2017 school year. You help us go beyond what public education provides!
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