2014 was the final year of AW’s Scribes & Scribblers camps. This announcement is bittersweet for us. We are proud of our past students and teachers and are very fortunate to have been able to work with dynamic community partners throughout the years. Our deepest thanks to the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, the Wyly Community Arts Center, Tom Alpern, and all of the teaching artists who created safe spaces for our students to explore and grow.
As always, we want the children in our community to be excellent writers and readers. Luckily, we are not alone. We are working alongside extraordinary teachers, parents, and organizations to determine how best we can contribute to this shared goal.
In 2015, we will focus our educational efforts on programming for teens and young adults. We believe we can be particularly helpful as young people transition from adolescence to adulthood by giving them a platform to ask big questions, challenge the status quo, and voice their unique ideas while connecting to vibrant professional writers who are doing the same.
If you know a young child who is interested in AW, we are ardently building programs that will be here when he/she enters the complicated world of junior high school. Until then, we encourage you to check out the following organizations:
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies: http://www.aspennature.org
Wyly Community Arts Center: http://wylyarts.org
Anderson Ranch Arts Center: http://www.andersonranch.org
Theatre Aspen: http://www.theatreaspen.org
Pitkin County Library: http://www.pitcolib.org
Garfield County Libraries: http://www.gcpld.org
SoL Theatre Company: http://www.soltheatrecompany.com
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: http://www.glenwoodarts.org