I firmly believe that creative kids, young writers and artists, deserve a practice field of their own similar to the system we have in place for young athletes.
I envision young writers and young artists groups in cities and towns across America where parents, coaches and community members come to support their burgeoning talents.
Just as we know that every kid participating in sports is not going to be a pro athlete, we would not expect all the creative kids to become writers or artists. However we do we need to be teaching kids how to think not what to think. It's creative thinking that results in scientific breakthroughs and advances in technology as well great literature and art. Visit www.youngvoicesfoundation.org to see what I hope is the beginning of my dream.