Growing the Bat Cave!

Raised: $50.00 Goal: $30,000.00

Young people are changing Texas. Help us empower them.

Drawing inspiration from movements to promote youth voices across the nation, Austin Bat Cave is focusing our next two years of programming on youth activism and civic engagement through writing. Through workshops on speechwriting, op-ed writing, and more ABC aims to increase the number of Austin students contributing to public dialogue on issues of local and national importance. Beyond academic gains, we hope that students will engage with issues affecting their communities and, most importantly, continue writing. Our programs foster confidence, determination, and self-efficacy.

Expand Our Programming

For ten years, ABC has been a fixture of the Central Texas community, supporting students and teachers by going into classrooms and mentoring young writers and providing opportunities for students to improve their creative and expository writing skills. More and more schools are requesting our services: weekly writing workshops and mentorship opportunities for their students. We try as hard as we can to reach as many students as we can. Every year, more and more schools are added to our waiting list.

With your support, we'll run more than fifty free writing programs, expand our volunteer instructor training program, publish a print anthology of our students' work, showcase our students' work at public readings, and more.

We're ready to hire more staff and expand our programming capacity, but we need your help! By the end of the year, we hope to raise $30,000 and grow our programming into more schools than ever before.

How You Can Help

  • Donate below! Every little bit helps. $25 purchases writing supplies for a whole class of students! $100 supports one student through an entire semester of ABC programming.
  • Consider becoming a sustaining donor at any level. Your monthly donation helps fund crucial operating costs!
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EIN: 46-3593848 Kids Write Good DBA Austin Bat Cave 

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