Writing for the Soul Workshop™ was developed by Eric L. Jones, Sr. with the help of educators, psychologists, sociologists, clergymen and business consultants around the world. So far, there is not another writing program like it that improves performance on state test results, and reduces repeat juvenile offenders -while stimulating our economy by creating tomorrow’s writers …today.
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ is a SEL mentoring program that is aligned with the RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning. Writing for the soul workshop™ is designed to develop emotional intelligence via writing (our foundational anchor tool), the Feeling Words Curriculum, and a series of advanced courses that we’ve designed for high schoolers.
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ creates the ability for students to recognize, understand, label, express, and regulate emotions in an effective manner. When engaged, the program helps students to cultivate skills including self- and social awareness, emotion regulation, responsible decision making, problem solving, and relationship management.
Better writers develop into better readers. Better readers do better in life. Providing our participants with hope and real-time resources is our mission. When engaged, Writing for the Soul Workshop™ invokes a passion for writing, resources for healing, and skills for a lifetime while tackling global problems like social, financial and educational inequity. Our program is packed with tools that help make a positive impact on youth’s lives in their community and abroad.
“I loved the workshop because I got to write what I wanted. I am glad that I can write that I am an author on my resume for a job. I had fun when we to Vintage Stock to sign books. I also liked it when I sold all the books that I did.” — Moriah, Student
“I’ve been attending the workshop every Monday. I really like it! It helps me get stuff out on paper and not keep it inside.” — Tadrien, Student
“This is an opportunity to connect with our students outside of the parameters of school and promote literacy. The workshop offers instruction in writing, illustration, publishing, and marketing. The students will have a chance to become a published author through group and individual projects. The workshop gives them a platform from which to speak to the world. It also gives the facilitators a chance to demonstrate love and acceptance.” — Naomi A, Educator in Missouri
Writing for the Soul Workshop™ has not only PROVEN to be a very viable and powerful tool for us, but our participants also benefit in multiple ways. Writing for the Soul Workshop™ differ from other “writing as therapy” type programs because our participants have the opportunity to become published authors, and earn an income based on a self-created marketing strategy with expert advice. This long-term financial opportunity for participants creates a strong desire to continue moving forward, and to keep making positive life choices.
Here are just a few of the WOW Factors Writing for the Soul Workshop™ offers:
• Writing as therapy
• Peer Support
• Nutritious meals and snacks
• Lasting, positive and ongoing network of support
• Increased proficiency in both reading and writing
• Social Emotional Learning
• Participants can promote their work to earn royalties
• Fundraising opportunities to support your cause
The core goal for our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program is using writing as therapy to help participants safely get what is on the inside… out. An impossible goal without expert advice. Watch as Dr. Stevie Dawn, an Emotional Intelligence expert, eplain why our program is so important.
Include Writing for the Soul Workshop™ as a viable component to your NPO, State Agency, School or Mentoring Program. Certification includes up to 3 of your staff. For more information use the Contact Form below to connect with us.