Ripple Foundation is a charitable organization based in Toronto that aims to empower the next generation of leaders by fostering creativity and cultivating a passion for reading and writing in youth across Canada. By advocating for creativity in children and their education through our specially developed literacy programs, we are teaching Canadian youth the benefits of creativity in their current and future lives, helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Visit ripplefoundation.ca to learn more about our programs.
Kids Write 4 Kids
The Kids Write 4 Kids contest is an annual national creative writing challenge that encourages children and youth in grades 4-8 to submit original stories for a chance to become published authors. Each year, a panel of judges selects a story (or stories) submitted to the competition to be published both in print and digital format, available for the world to read. The KW4K program has been running since 2012 and is Ripple Foundation’s signature program. To date, 19 titles by youth authors have been published. The full library can be viewed at ripplefoundation.ca/books
Write It Workshops
The Write It Workshops are intended for youth in grades 4-8. The creative writing program focuses on improving story writing skills, and participants are encouraged to find their voice and gain confidence in their choices as a writer.
A weekly Wave Blog that is written by youth (grades 8-12) for youth, about topics impacting them.