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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.

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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Student reporters at the Write on Sports camp in Newark jockey for position as they take part in the locker room portion of an interview session with former New Jersey high school miler Vince Cartier. Cartier held the national record for school boys in the mile for 38 years.

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WoS to hold Sept. 18 gala to honor literacy work of three men

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Newark school hosts WoS Super Bowl session

Many decorated in Broncos orange and Seahawk green, the Oliver Street Elementary School students enjoyed their own version of Super Bowl Media day. A group of natonal sports writers led by Peter King visited the School during the lunch hour at Media Day, which was held at the Prudential Center in Newark.


“We enjoyed the visit,” said Jenny Vrentas, a reporter with Sports Illustrated’s “Monday Morning Quarterback with Peter King.”

Sponsored by Write on Sports, the press conference was similar to those held in WOS camps and afterschool programs.  Principal Douglas Petty said the visit was exciting and created a wonderful atmosphere at the school.

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Former WoS camper returns as a reporter

A former Write on Sports camper, Evan Easterling, is now a reporter for The Alternative Press of West Orange. Easterling, who will be a high school senior this fall, visited the Oranges camp at Montclair State University earlier this month and filed a first-person story for the TAP website.


Easterling wrote, “I was going back to a place where I spent three of my summers. I was going to see old faces. I was going back to a place that is special to me.”


Click here to read more of his story.

Evan Easterling works on a story during the 2010 WoS camp.

Write on Sports has wrapped up its busiest summer camp season ever, hosting seven camps in three states.


Five camps were held in New Jersey (two Newark camps, the Oranges, Hawthorne/Clifton and Roselle Park, a new addition this year). A new camp was started in Rhode Island and there was a Goshen, Ind., camp for the second year in a row.


More than 150 students took part in the WoS summer activities.


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Busy summer for WoS; 7 camps in 3 states