The CREW Project
Through Campbell Hall’s CREW project (Creative wRiting Experiential Workshop), a cohort of advanced creative writing students spend the first half of the year training as instructors, then head into the surrounding community to teach the curriculum to 4th and 5th graders at much less advantaged elementary schools as part of an afterschool program managed by L.A.’s Best.
The students’ passion for and increasing mastery of creative writing fundamentals renders this public-private partnership and service learning opportunity transformational for everyone involved, and of significant cultural and educational benefit to Campbell Hall’s creative writers and the young writers they teach. The workshops culminate each year in a gala performance and the production of a magazine. View an entirely student-produced short film about the project: