One Earth Writing, a 501c3 public charity focused on building bridges of understanding between youth from different races, religions and socioeconomic origins, through creative, thoughtful writing, invites teens between 7th and 12th grades to apply to become a part of our Summer 2017 Ambassadors program.

We accept two classes of Ambassadors every year – one submission session begins August 15th and closes October 1st, with that Ambassador class commitment running from November through May. Our second session takes place in the summer, with a two-week intensive program July 10-20, 2017. We accept up to 15 participants to each class, who are then encouraged to continue as Senior Ambassadors thereafter.

We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2017 Ambassadors Class.

One Earth Writing Ambassadors are teenagers interested in exploring their writing talent through a lens of identity. They are open-minded individuals with a desire to lead who will participate in writing workshops during the summer led by One Earth Writing Founder and Chief Creative Officer Lynne Golodner as well as co-facilitate One Earth Writing workshops when given the opportunity.

The commitment is July 10-20, 2017. Participants must commit to attending and immersing in all sessions.

Submission requirements:

Interested teens must write a one-page letter explaining why they are interested in becoming a One Earth Writing Ambassador, why they will be a unique and interesting fit for this diverse group of dedicated student writers, and what they hope to do with the leadership and writing skills they gain with One Earth Writing.

Applicants must also submit 2-3 samples of their best writing. All genres are accepted for the portfolio of work.

Apply here:

Become A One Earth Writing Ambassador


Submissions are accepted until May 15, 2017. Ambassadors will be notified by June 5th.

2017 Summer Ambassador dates take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., July 10-20, with a culminating celebratory performance on Thursday, July 20th.

For information, call (248) 376-0406 or email

**  There is a cost to participating in the One Earth Writing Ambassadors. Scholarships are available. **