In 2017, Big Class launched an exciting new program: The Young Writers Council (YWC), a citywide collective of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who identify as writers, artists and/or community changemakers.
The 2017-2018 Young Writers' Council
In the fall semester, members of the YWC served as the editorial board and contribute to The Good Troublemakers publication, a Big Class project focusing on New Orleanian students' thoughts and feelings on school.
Also in the fall, the YWC participated in writing workshops, site visits, and interviews with local writers, activists and community members.
In the spring, in addition to site visits and workshops, members will collectively publish a book.
Thank you to Big Class Program Manager Shannelle Millks for all her hard work establishing and mentoring the YWC, and to the 2017-2018 YWC for all their amazing work thus far and to come!