COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Some kids in Columbus are putting their pens to paper outside of school.
The inaugural “Think It...Write It...Speak It” creative writing workshop was held at the A.J, McClung YMCA in Columbus on Monday, Nov. 24. Kids broke off into small groups and were encouraged to express themselves through writing among their peers.
Organizers say they want kids to hone in on the basic skills to succeed.
"I think the importance of it is basically we're trying to encourage strong skills with the English language so we're trying to get them speaking well, writing well, reading well because at the end of the day those are major skills that you need to be able to compete," said organizer Stefan Lawrence.
About 90 kids attended the program.