Our Program

“Take My Word For It!” is a creative writing program dedicated to igniting kids’ passions for writing through a variety of after-school classes, camps, and community workshops offered throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

In 2005, Founder Sondra Hall woke up one morning realizing that her own elementary school kids weren’t being given many opportunities to “color outside the lines” in school. Emboldened by this realization, and sparked by her belief in the power of the written word to transform, Sondra started “Take My Word For It!”. For the first five years she ran around like a writing teacher with her head cut off, teaching at several schools herself.

Then, in 2010, she finally got wise and decided to take on more instructors. At first there were three and now, three years later, there are 15 and counting.

Our goal? To help kids feel safe and supported while they explore their writer’s voice and dive into their imaginations!

We invite you to get involved in our community of young and budding writers. Swim around in our site and peruse our blog, where you will find writing prompts, examples of our students’ work, and more!

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