WhatAreKidsSaying.com Re-launches, Providing Kids and Teens a Platform for Their Writing, an Outlet for Their Emotions and Up to $12,000 a Year for Education
WhatAreKidsSaying.com aims to educate a generation 'write now'
DENVER, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- What Are Kids Saying, LLC announced that it has re-launched WhatAreKidsSaying.com (WAKS), a free online community where kids and teens (age 5 to 18) express themselves through creative writing. In addition to writing, WAKS features include "Ask the Doc," where Board Certified Psychiatrist, Shabnum H. Sheikh M.D ., answers questions from kids and teens; writing contests; "WAKS Workshop" for writing tips; survey questions; and "Time Capsule," where private writings, photos or songs can be stored. WAKS was founded by Ian Gold , a University of Michigan graduate and former NFL linebacker, in October of 2008. Since 2008 it has attracted more than 3,500 kids and teenagers by word of mouth only, from the U.S. and countries around the world, including Australia, the U.K. and Brazil. To lead by example and further demonstrate the personal benefits of writing, the site also features a blog by Gold.
"In less than two years, WhatAreKidsSaying.com has gained tremendous momentum just through personal outreach made at schools, churches and youth organizations," said Ian Gold , founder and president of What Are Kids Saying, LLC. "With our national launch and website redesign, we are looking forward to even more kids and teens becoming members and experiencing 'The Power of One' -- the immeasurable impact of one individual's expression through creative writing."
WAKS features stories, song lyrics, poems and other written works that its members, who are referred to as Scribes, share with other Scribes and adult subscribers. Although WAKS members can share their writings with others, Scribes do not have any interaction with other Scribes or subscribers to the site, making WAKS the safest place on the internet for youth! When subscribers choose a WAKS Scribe as their Scribe of the Month, the Scribe receives one gold nugget. Then, at the end of each year WAKS will gift each individual Scribe $3 for every gold nugget they receive. This new gift incentive, "WAKS Gold", was created to offer Scribes recognition and a chance to earn up to $12,000 per year for the cost of their college education.
"WAKS Scribes write about everything, such as love, shopping, parents, sports, their faith, the economy as well as the cost of college tuition," Gold stated. "The new WAKS Gold feature will empower generations of young people to literally write their way into school."
WhatAreKidsSaying.com is endorsed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Additional endorsements from state agencies, education groups and other organizations are expected. The $9.99 monthly subscription fee is a small price for subscribers, who will in return receive a rare look into the hearts and minds of kids and teenagers. Visit www.WhatAreKidsSaying.com for more information or contact Judi Durand at email@example.com.
About What Are Kids Saying, LLC
What Are Kids Saying, LLC is dedicated to empowering kids and teenagers by providing them a platform to express their minds and hearts through creative writing. Founded in 2008 by University of Michigan graduate and former NFL Linebacker Ian Gold , and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, www.WhatAreKidsSaying.com exists to empower young people to begin realizing the power of their own voice, and also to provide youth the opportunity to write their way into college.
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