Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training IN PERSON every first Saturday of the month, from 10:00AM–12:00PM. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering 

Scholarship Essay Writing Series (part 3 of 4)

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Read And Write Nights – February

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!

Scholarship Essay Writing Series (part 4 of 4)

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training VIRTUALLY every third Tuesday of the month, from 6:00PM–8:00PM. All virtual trainings take place on Zoom (link will be sent to trainees upon registration). All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

ArtHop Pop Up Shop

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The RAWK Youth Advisory Council will be hosting their final Youth Entrepreneurs Pop Up Shop during the March ArtHop on Friday, March 3rd! The RAWK Storefront and Literacy Center will be open from 5–8pm and filled with young people selling 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training IN PERSON every first Saturday of the month, from 10:00AM–12:00PM. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering 

Read And Write Nights – March

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training VIRTUALLY every third Tuesday of the month, from 6:00PM–8:00PM. All virtual trainings take place on Zoom (link will be sent to trainees upon registration). All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ Rooms 

Read And Write Nights – April

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training IN PERSON every first Saturday of the month, from 10:00AM–12:00PM. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training VIRTUALLY every third Tuesday of the month, from 6:00PM–8:00PM. All virtual trainings take place on Zoom (link will be sent to trainees upon registration). All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ Rooms 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training IN PERSON every first Saturday of the month, from 10:00AM–12:00PM. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering 

Read And Write Nights – May

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!

‘Zine Fest Workshop – open to youth of all ages and their families!

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

RAWK is teaming up with the Kalamazoo 'Zine Fest to offer a morning of self-publishing fun! Youth of all ages and their families are invited to come learn and create together. Learn what a 'Zine is! Learn some of the 

Free

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training VIRTUALLY every third Tuesday of the month, from 6:00PM–8:00PM. All virtual trainings take place on Zoom (link will be sent to trainees upon registration). All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ Rooms 

Youth Leadership Camp for High School-Aged Youth

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Youth Leadership Camp 2023 will take place Monday, June 26th–Friday, June 30th from 1–5pm daily. Youth will spend the week of June 26th–30th with RAWK Executive Director Dr. Kandace Lavender, focusing on exploring and honing their leadership and writing skills. 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 4th & 5th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

July 10–14 - rising 4th & 5th grade Summer Writing Camp Monday–Friday from 1–5pm daily RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps take a deep dive into exploring and growing the power of each of our beautiful and distinctive voices. Youth will reflect 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

July 17–21 - rising 6th, 7th, 8th grade Summer Writing Camp Monday–Friday from 1–5pm daily RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps take a deep dive into exploring and growing the power of each of our beautiful and distinctive voices. Youth will reflect 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 4th & 5th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

July 24–28 - rising 4th & 5th grade Summer Writing Camp Monday–Friday from 1–5pm daily RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps take a deep dive into exploring and growing the power of each of our beautiful and distinctive voices. Youth will reflect 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

July 31–August 4 - rising 6th, 7th, 8th grade Summer Writing Camp Monday–Friday from 1–5pm daily RAWK’s Summer Writing Camps take a deep dive into exploring and growing the power of each of our beautiful and distinctive voices. Youth will 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering at our Readers’ 

10 Year RAWK Reads Celebration!

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

YOU'RE INVITED! RAWK is excited to host our Ten-Year RAWK READS Celebration on Thursday, August 10th 2023 from 5:30-7:30PM in the VNA parking lot behind RAWK.   Join us in celebration of YOUTH AUTHORS and the TEN YEAR Anniversary of 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering in our school 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering in our school 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering in our school 

Volunteer Training: IN PERSON

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of two times each month. All in-person trainings are located at our Literacy Center, 802 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. All volunteers must complete RAWK Volunteer Training before volunteering in our school programs 

Read And Write Nights – October 2023

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month!  In-person Training Sessions are hosted at RAWK’s Literacy Center (802 S. Westnedge Ave.) and Virtual Training Sessions are hosted via Zoom. Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only 

Read And Write Nights – November 2023

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on October 11th

RAWK’N Shop Youth Entrepreneurs Lunch

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Calling all Youth Entrepreneurs! Come out and hear about an exciting opportunity for youth entrepreneurs in Kalamazoo.

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Youth Voices Monologue Workshop

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

RAWK and the Civic present the 3rd Annual YOUTH VOICES Monologue Workshop in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County are invited to Write, Revise, Rehearse, & Record a personal 

Read And Write Nights – December 2023

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on November 8th

Read And Write Nights – January 2024

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on December 6th

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Scholarship Essay Writing Series Session 1

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to apply 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Scholarship Essay Writing Series Session 2

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to apply 

Scholarship Essay Writing Series Session 3

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to apply 

Read And Write Nights – February 2024

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on January 10th

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Scholarship Essay Writing Series Session 4

Kalamazoo Promise 180 E Water St, Unit 2005, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Scholarship Essay Writing Series is a 4 session writing workshop for high school seniors hosted by Read and Write Kalamazoo, WMU, The Kalamazoo Promise, and The Kalamazoo Community Foundation. Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to apply 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

First Saturdays March Workshop – Collage Poetry

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for our March First Saturdays workshop exploring Collage Poetry! Workshop will be followed by Open Studio Time. First Saturdays are FREE and open to all Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County.

First Saturdays Open Studio Time

On the first Saturday of each month RAWK will offer open studio time from 1:30–3:00pm. FREE and open to all Middle and High school aged youth in Kalamazoo County. One-time registration required.

RAWK N SHOP Entrepreneur Workshop: Branding, Voice and Social Media

Date & Time: March 9th @10:30a-12:00pm Location: 802 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008 In this workshop, we'll dive into the fundamentals of brand identity and voice, exploring methods to effectively present them across social media platforms. From crafting your 

Read And Write Nights – March 2024

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on February 14th

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

RAWK N SHOP Entrepreneur Workshop: Financial Literacy

Date & Time: March 23rd @10:30a-12:00pm Location: 802 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008 In this workshop, we'll dive into the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the financial landscape of entrepreneurship. Whether you're just starting your business journey 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

First Saturdays April Workshop – Magic Poetry with Kalamazoo Poetry Festival

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for our April First Saturdays workshop in partnership with Kalamazoo Poetry Festival! Workshop will be followed by Open Studio Time. First Saturdays are FREE and open to all Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County.

First Saturdays Open Studio Time

On the first Saturday of each month RAWK will offer open studio time from 1:30–3:00pm. FREE and open to all Middle and High school aged youth in Kalamazoo County. One-time registration required.

Read And Write Nights – April 2024

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on March 13th

RAWK N SHOP Entrepreneur Workshop: Tabling & Event Discovery/Setting Up Shop

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Date & Time: April 13th @10:30a-12:00pm Location: 802 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008 In this workshop, we're diving into the exciting world of tabling and event discovery, essential skills for any entrepreneur looking to expand their reach and boost 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

RAWK ‘N Shop Grand Opening Celebration

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us at RAWK on Saturday, April 27th, between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm to explore our newly remolded storefront and celebrate and support local youth entrepreneurs. Experience our open house style Grand Opening with exciting surprises in store! We 

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

First Saturdays May Workshop – ‘Zine Making with Kalamazoo Zine Fest

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for our May First Saturdays workshop in partnership with Kalamazoo Zine Fest! Workshop will be followed by Open Studio Time. First Saturdays are FREE and open to all Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County.

First Saturdays Open Studio Time

On the first Saturday of each month RAWK will offer open studio time from 1:30–3:00pm. FREE and open to all Middle and High school aged youth in Kalamazoo County. One-time registration required.

Read And Write Nights – May 2024

Virtual - Google Meet

Get ready for Read and Write Night, our monthly virtual book club for elementary aged RAWKers! Get a FREE BOOK and spend the evening reading and writing with us!
Registration opens at noon on April 10th

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

Youth Leadership Camp 2024

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Facilitated by RAWK Executive Director Dr. Kandace Lavender, RAWK’s Youth Summer Leadership Camp will engage high school-aged youth in deepening their self-understanding to recognize the skills and passion they have to bring to leadership.
Apply by 10am on May 15th!

Volunteer Training: VIRTUAL

Virtual - Zoom

RAWK offers Volunteer Training a minimum of TWO times each month! Volunteer Training is REQUIRED for all volunteers interested in supporting RAWK Programs like RAWK Readers’ Rooms (RRR), After School Program (ASP), or Read and Write Nights (RAWN). Volunteers only need to attend 

**NEW TIME!** First Saturdays July Workshop – Character Creation

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for our June First Saturdays workshop in partnership with FIRE Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative. First Saturdays are FREE and open to all Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County.

First Saturdays Open Studio Time

On the first Saturday of each month RAWK will offer open studio time from 1:30–3:00pm. FREE and open to all Middle and High school aged youth in Kalamazoo County. One-time registration required.

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

This year RAWK Summer Writing Camps are honoring Heroes in all their forms. From Super Heroes to historical activists and movement leaders and all the every day heroes in between. We’ll explore writing in various genres and from different perspectives 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 4th & 5th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

This year RAWK Summer Writing Camps are honoring Heroes in all their forms. From Super Heroes to historical activists and movement leaders and all the every day heroes in between. We’ll explore writing in various genres and from different perspectives 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

This year RAWK Summer Writing Camps are honoring Heroes in all their forms. From Super Heroes to historical activists and movement leaders and all the every day heroes in between. We’ll explore writing in various genres and from different perspectives 

Summer Writing Camp – Rising 4th & 5th grade

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

This year RAWK Summer Writing Camps are honoring Heroes in all their forms. From Super Heroes to historical activists and movement leaders and all the every day heroes in between. We’ll explore writing in various genres and from different perspectives 

**NEW TIME!** First Saturdays August Workshop – World Building

Read and Write Kalamazoo 802 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Join us for our June First Saturdays workshop in partnership with FIRE Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative. First Saturdays are FREE and open to all Middle and High School aged youth in Kalamazoo County.

First Saturdays Open Studio Time

On the first Saturday of each month RAWK will offer open studio time from 1:30–3:00pm. FREE and open to all Middle and High school aged youth in Kalamazoo County. One-time registration required.