(c) 2014 • Write on Sports • P.O. Box 833, South Orange, N.J. 07079 • info@writeonsports.org

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.

Experienced writers and teachers understand that writing becomes more enjoyable when you write about something you love. The concept of Write on Sports (WOS) is to teach youth to write by teaching them to write about sports, a subject they are passionate about

During their time in Write on Sports, students learn the basic elements of good journalism and apply their knowledge to writing spot stories and a feature piece. As part of the learning process, WOS introduces youth to professional journalists and athletes, whom they interview and then write about. Students also write scripts and produce videos in a broadcast studio or on computers. They blog about events they attend, guests they have interviewed, or opinions they have about sports. Write on Sports encourages critical thinking, and students are expected to revise their stories multiple times in order to improve their work

WOS holds summer camps and after-school programs. A camp includes between 24 to 30 students and the student-teacher ratio is about 4:1 so that each student receives personalized assistance. Certified teachers are hired from the local school district and pre-service teachers working on their degrees work at their side. Each after-school program has about a dozen students, with staff drawn from the host school

The focus of Write on Sports is middle school youth – particularly the student in the sixth or seventh grade who shows promise and can benefit from such a program. Students are invited to return a second and sometimes a third year if they want to build on what they learn. Although it does require effort on the part of the students, we make the program fun. We seek to inspire and to encourage all the students we work with to become more confident writers

Write on Sports, a non-profit, receives funding from individuals, foundations and corporations. It is tuition free.


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PHOTO (above): Write on Sports students interview a New Jersey Jackals minor league baseball player before a game at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, N.J.

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Newark school hosts WOS panel on Super Bowl, writing

Charity auction event with NFL expert raises funds for WOS

Manhattan resident Alan Meckler is Peter King’s neighbor, but they have never met. They soon will for the benefit of Write on Sports, a unique literacy program for middle school students.  

King, senior writer with Sports Illustrated and editor-in-chief of SI’s Monday Morning Quarterback website (mmqb.si.com), offered to have lunch during Super Bowl week with the highest bidder in a silent auction to benefit WOS. 

Meckler was the winner, paying $1,950 for the opportunity to sit down and talk all-things-NFL with King. They plan to have lunch soon in New York. 

“This is great, as I truly love reading Peter every week – a Monday highlight,” said Meckler, the chairman and chief executive officer of Mediabistro.

King, one of the nation’s top sportswriters, reports on the NFL for Sports Illustrated’s print and web properties and is a contributor on NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast. His Twitter feed reaches more than 1.2 million followers. King is a member of the the WOS Board of Trustees.

Meckler’s winning bid supports the efforts of Write on Sports, an 8-year-old non-profit  program that aims to inspire and teach middle school students how to write by having them write about sports, a subject in which many of them are interested. 

“Write on Sports is an incredibly valuable program. I hope it spreads like wildfire,” King says.

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Goshen College media features WOS program

Write on Sports will return to the Goshen, Ind., College campus again this summer, according to a story in the college’s Communications Department newsletter.

The article profiles the first WOS camp held last summer at the school, a cooperative effort by the college, Write on Sports and the Goshen Community Schools.

Gracie Edwards, a 2013 camper, told the magazine, “Write on Sports camp was a blast. It was the coolest camp (educationally speaking) I’ve been to yet. My experiences at camp led to many awesome things.” (Full article, click here)