I can hardly believe that its been almost 10 years! Since the summer of 2009, Writing for the Soul Workshop™ has enhanced the quality of life for many. Throughout the years one thing I’ve learned is that no matter our differences, we all go through a lot in life. Some of us more than others. You don’t have to face those challenges alone.

Hi, my name is Eric. As creator of Writing for the Soul Workshop™, I’ve discovered a collaboration hub that allows anyone -regardless of ability to access our writing program. It’s called Slack. While testing the Slack App, it was like accessing the workshop from the palm of my hand. Literally. Slack let’s us talk, share our stories, and process together just like we do in our writing program.

See, our writing program in Slack happens in channels — a single place for messaging, tools and files — helping you to connect with mentors, our staff, community partners, educators, counselors and each other.

You can DM, play games, or talk it out over voice and video calls. If you need to show your work, you can share your screen, too. Enjoy the freedom to join and leave channels as you choose. See you there!

Deep down, do you like helping people? Me too.

The writing program has been effective in schools, churches, Boys & Girls Club, and various other organizations. The impact is the same everywhere we go: many begin the healing process from whatever pain they’re feeling inside. They stop cutting, selling drugs, being promiscuous, bullying, and most importantly, they develop a love of writing to help them process all of their experiences in a healthy way.

Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Writing for the Soul Workshop™ are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. Who knows. Your donation could be the one that help us to prevent another teen suicide. Click here to make a secure online donation.

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