We’ve developed a creative writing workbook for use of their school-based bigs/littles, serving upwards of 1,200 youth in the school year.
Host of our annual RAWK Reads! young author reading, and a resource of knowledge of youth literature and innovative literacy practices.
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC)
The KBAC hosts all of our summer writing workshop students to learn book arts for one day of camp. They make art that showcases their written pieces that are a part of the summer anthology we publish annually.
Kalamazoo Poetry Festival
The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival hosted a partnership between RAWK and the Kalamazoo Community College Center for New Media(CNM) , a collaboration between middle school poets and CNM animators who turned the poetry into animated shorts. The final products were showcased twice during the poetry festival.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
A fellow organization fostering a celebration and engaged artistic community, we’ve partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to create special writing/art events, and they hosted our annual RAWK On! Write On! write-a-thon.
Kalamazoo Nature Center
We worked with the Nature Center, creating a workshop for upper elementary students that incorporated a hike led by a KNC naturalist followed by nature-inspired poetry.
Kalamazoo Public Library
We partner with children’s and teen departments on average of three times a year at KPL branches throughout Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS)
KPS has generously hosted our pilot in-school programs at Maple St. middle school and Lincoln Elementary, and will contribute financially as the programs continue to grow.
We partner with Open Roads to create a full day-camp for middle school youth. They spend the morning with Open Roads learning bicycle mechanics and the afternoons with RAWK.
We partner with Peace House at their site, providing mini writing workshops for their youth.
Western Michigan University
We’ve developed a relationship between future English teachers and our RAWK Writers’ Room. WMU students in the Writing Methods course volunteer in the RWR, and RAWK provides training workshops for the students outside of the RWR.
KPL's Reading Together Program
KPL's Reading Together Program provided books for the youth we work with through the Kalamazoo County juvenile home’s KEYS program. We worked with youth developing monologues/poetry. Youth presented their work in front of an audience at the Arcus Center for Social Justice.