Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Brianna!

It’s no secret that the CYC relies tremendously on our wonderful volunteers. From reading buddies to interns to creative writing inspirers, our volunteers are a crucial part of our mission. We couldn’t do this work without them! This week, we asked Brianna a few questions about what being a CYC volunteer is all about.   […]

Our Executive Director Published a Book!

As the executive director of the CYC, Kristin Brace works passionately to amplify our students’ voices, inspire creativity, and empower kids to become published authors. Throughout her career as a literary extraordinaire and frequent adventure seeker, she has been published in multiple journals and has experience in children’s literature, fiction, and poetry writing. However, Fence, […]

Meet Captain Kelsey!

There’s a new face at the CYC! Captain Kelsey has journeyed far and wide, through distant lands and faraway places to join our team as the writing intern this year. Her enthusiasm for imagination and passion for creativity has brought her to the CYC for another incredible adventure, and she can’t wait to get started! […]

Meet our new creative writing teachers!

We are thrilled to introduce our new creative writing teachers for the 2018-19 school year, Michael Sikkema and Kait Polzin. Mike will lead our 3rd-5th grade students on Mondays and Tuesdays and Kait will spend Wednesday afternoons with our 1st and 2nd graders. Both teachers come to us with loads of experience and enthusiasm and […]

Join the team at the CYC

Greetings fellow writing enthusiasts! Calling all creative minds and mindful creatives! The Creative Youth Center is excited to announce not one, but two calls for applications. We are currently looking for a new CYC Writing Intern for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as a new CYC Board Member. Both are incredible opportunities to engage […]

Celebrating our Story Slam’s Success

Our second ever story slam event took place last week and it was a wild success. Tears of all kinds were shed and laughs were shared among the more than two hundred of you who came out. There were ten storytellers who captivated our hearts and minds with their wit, warmth, and bravery. Highlights include […]