Today begins an important event for the CCSWP.
Since we started in 2007, we have always hoped to have the capacity to welcome any young writer into our summer program regardless of their ability to afford it. We have never run at a profit; all of our tuition funds pay for program infrastructure. Luckily, the New Britain School district has sponsored 10 student scholarships over the past few years, but the CCSWP itself has never had the ability to offer scholarships to students.
We are seeking to change that with our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. For the next 60 days, we are looking to raise enough money to sponsor three scholarships for deserving writers. We are flooded each year with emails asking for scholarship opportunities, and thus far I've always had to answer these emails with apologies.
If you are able to contribute anything, we would appreciate it. 100% of funds go to student scholarships. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the fundraiser. Please spread the word so that we can raise as much as possible.
Thank you all.