About

About

The Westside Writing Project (WWP) is a youth enrichment program that works to expand the realm of opportunities for area students ages 13-21 by providing exposure, guidance and support in areas of digital media, journalism and technology.

 

Ultimately, our organization gives urban youth from underserved neighborhoods—neighborhoods often dismissed in mainstream media as rife with only drugs, crime, and violence—a distinct voice. We are subtly shifting the lens of media and the look of typical media reporters to demonstrate that youth from at-risk neighborhoods facing critical social and economic challenges have unique perspectives and can deliver those perspectives to broader audiences.

 

WWP connects area youth to networks, opportunities and resources that help to create lasting experiences while allowing them to develop new interests and skills.