THE MISSION

The middle school years are critical times for students, who must attain valuable skills to determine a future path of academic success and growth and to ensure success on the eighth grade standardized tests. By strengthening communication, perceptual and intellectual proficiencies, the Write on Sports program provides a set of skills that can be applied to academic areas beyond sports writing.

THE HISTORY

Write on Sports was founded in 2005 by Byron Yake, a former sports writer in Pittsburgh for the Associated Press and later Sports Editor and senior executive of the AP, based in New York. Inspiration for the project arose from Yake’s interest in journalism, sports writing and education and his desire to help students improve their writing skills. MORE HISTORY

THE FUTURE

We believe Write on Sports is replicable and can expand both horizontally and vertically. The plan is to grow the program in clusters and to hold more than one camp at a particular site to gain efficiencies in staffing and administration. In addition, connecting the camps with after-school programs is key to building continuity for students who wish to continue with the program.

THE BOARD

The eight-person Write on Sports board draws from the ranks of education, law, the nation’s leading business leaders and notable sports journalists. The group includes Steven Beck, Chris Broussard, Dr. Ada Beth Cutler, John Goldsmith, Peter King, David Lohuis, Robert Ottenhoff and Byron Yake. MORE BOARD

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Write on Sports is a 501 (c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit organization. Donations are fully deductible. Write on Sports programs are open to all qualifying students, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, creed or sexual orientation.

PHOTO: A Write on Sports student asks a question during a news conference with a visiting athlete at the Newark camp.

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