After-School Programs


Thanks to Fund for the Arts’ ArtsMatch Program and our community of supporters, we are growing into the Portland community! Matching funds were made possible by Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts in partnership with the Fund for the Arts. Thank you, donors!

If you are interested in signing your student up for a program or participating in our drop-in homework help program, please fill out the student application at the bottom of this page. Our program manager, Hannah Rose, will be in touch soon after and let you know whether we have the space for your student.



Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm

August 26-December 18

Elementary, middle, and high-school students are partnered with adult volunteers to receive support in homework, reading, and writing! This program is drop-in, but we do need a student application on file.


after-school writers club

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30

Starting August 28

We offer after-school writing workshops for elementary and middle school students in a variety of topics—from comic writing to poetry to rewriting fairytales, students become experts in all sorts of writing! Every five-six weeks, we switch to a new writing project. Students must sign up for the entirety of each project.

Our next after-school writers club project:

Choose Your Own Writing Adventure

In this program, students will learn tools and tricks to make their writing shine! At the beginning of each session, students will learn and practice different writing skills together, like using sensory details, metaphor, simile, personification, and alliteration. Then, students will choose from a variety of writing prompts to kickstart their brains into action. The prompts will range from poetry to fiction to how-to guides to inventing a product for our store! Toward the end of the program, writers will select the piece of writing that they want to revise and workshop one another's writing to receive and give feedback! At the end of the six weeks, every student will have a shiny, publishable piece of writing to be proud of! 

  • October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13.

  • Students will be published in our end-of-the-year anthology!

  • To register, email Hannah Rose ( and fill out the student application at the end of this page.


Young Writers Council

Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm

Start date TBD

High schools students come together as writers and changemakers. Students serve on an editorial board, contribute to our chapbook, and participate in writing workshops. The direction of this project is completely student-led! Students must commit to all twelve weeks of the project. If you are interested in joining this project, email Hannah Rose ( and fill out a student application.