Global Partners Junior Writing Contest Winners Recognized at the Brooklyn Book Festival
Seven Global Partners Junior middle school students were recognized for their outstanding story submissions at the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 22, 2013 during a ceremony at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Mayor Bloomberg announced the contest last spring during the NYC Literary Honors event at Gracie Mansion, and more than 300 students submitted stories. Global Partners Junior is the global awareness and technology program offered in more than 40 New York City public school classrooms and after-school settings throughout the 5 boroughs, and the topic of this year’s curriculum is creative writing and digital storytelling. NYC winners hailed from M.S. 172, Parks Sorrentino Recreation Center, NYCHA Beach 41st Street Community Center, and Mott Haven Library. International student winners were recognized from Mexico City, Paris, London and Mumbai. Winners were awarded certificates of achievements and prizes, including laptops, iPads, and e-readers.
2013-14 Global Partners Junior Enrollment Opens, Applications due June 7
During the 2013-14 program year, students will collaborate with their peers in cities around the world on a creative writing-focused curriculum. Students will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. Schools and after-school programs in New York City and cities around the world are invited to apply. To request an application, contact email@example.com.