Words can build us up. Words can break us down. Often the reason we feel animosity, hatred, confusion or worry comes from a miscommunication or simply, the wrong words.

At One Earth Writing, we believe in the power of story to heal the world.

Our empowerment programs bring together teens from different races, religions, and socioeconomic origins for writing workshops that build confidence, power and purpose. Students explore shared interests like family, friendship, sport, food, love and disappointment and find common ground on which to connect.

Writing is the tool to empower teens, showing them their voices matter. ¬†At a time when teens are burdened by academic and social pressures, bombarded by a 24/7 online existence, and stressed about what it means to become an adult in today’s world, One Earth Writing is a place where they can be themselves sand figure out who they want to be.