What is Kids Share Workshops?
We offer a free book-building, peer learning workshop that inspires and empowers young people in the United States, and in other countries to share their lives and communities through the publishing of their own stories.
Kids Share Workshops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literacy enrichment program that recognizes each child as a vibrant and creative individual, and strives to empower young people to be the art directors and authors of their own unique stories. We connect volunteers from all backgrounds with youth from around the world through the co-creation of visual and literary art, with team-building principles and cross-cultural understanding at the heart of our curriculum. Each curriculum is uniquely created by our Curriculum Director, Lauren Lee who holds a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in curriculum, Sociology and Psychology.
Our program is organized and facilitated by Founder, Kristina Applegate and a team of volunteer professionals and community organizations in each new community, who work with us to tailor each workshop to its specific location and needs. These volunteers are usually recruited directly from the host community.
All KSW workshops are free to communities supported by volunteers. Sponsors are sought to offset the cost of supplies and some administrative expenses. We also encourage support from local educational and youth-oriented non-profit organizations.
This website is redesigned and updated regularly. Our past websites become static one year after a workshop.