- GET PUBLISHED
Swatted down, but not out -- by any means!
Thanks to all of you who supported our Knight Foundation application for a news challenge grant: http://tinyurl.com/kurw537 Your comments were, frankly, worth the whole process. They meant a great deal to all of us at the YWP Intergalactic HQ Cave.
Unfortunately, we weren't selected. Dang. That would have been, as they say in baseball circles, a homerun for our plans to turn this site into an Island of Awesomeness.
But we will push on and find new frontiers to challenge. YWP is bound and determined to get the money, expertise and partners it needs to transform what already is a fantastic community into something even better.
In the meantime, we will continue to offer you a lot of energy, ideas, challenges, workshops, support and humor on this site. AND you will do the same!
And continue the conversation here about YWP's future. Some areas to talk about:
- Your experience here. Why do you post...what kind of support do you get... what kind of connections have you made...what's it like to get published or highlighted? How have YOU changed since joining the site?
- Talk about this site's civility ... contrast it, perhaps, to school. ... why is the site civil? why is civility important in your being willing to be open or take chances with your ideas?
- What would you like to see available at this community? What is it missing that you wish we had ... people from elsewhere? kids with different backgrounds and views and experience? ... more mentors? ... cooler look?
- Contrast what happens here with what happens in school... Like access to the Internet, ability to freely visit and express, etc. ..
GG & Crew