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Our School's Mission

We intend to help our students prepare for life after high school and to succeed in college.  We believe that our students develop strong decision making skills, good study habits, and a strong sense of what it means to be a respected member of a community.

1065 Elton St, Brooklyn, NY 11239

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Join families, staff and students at 5PM on Thursday, April 3rd for an evening of SPORTS & FITNESS! Click here to see the flyer will all the exciting activities we have planned.

- Thanks to everyone who helped make our March Elective Workshops - the 'Unbreak' - such a success. Check out our official Facebook page to see lots of photos and videos of the great things that students were up to in these workshops.

- We will be holding family conferences for the 3rd marking period for High School Students April 7th & 8th. Your child's advisor will be in touch to schedule an appointment for you to pick up reports cards and check in about your child's progress toward graduation.

- After School Activities are in full swing. Please check out the listing of 6th grade and High School clubs here. 

- Students are hard at work in their classes and teachers are working hard to keep their grades up to date. Login to Pupilpath to see your grades or your child's grades in real time!  If you need Pupilpath login information contact Raul Lopez at 718.688.7230.  You can also get grades on your smartphone by downloading the free app from the iTunes or Android app stores.

-Do you have an idea to help improve life at Young Writers? Drop it in our online suggestion box.

-Do you have questions you want answered?  Check out our growing FAQ page.

The School at a Glance
The Academy for Young Writers was founded by Carolyn Yaffe and opened in the Fall of 2006.  She served as principal from 2006 to 2010, when we graduated our first class.  We're now located in Spring Creek, Brookyln.
We are a part of a small schools movement that began in the late 1980's and early 1990's in New York City.  Our primary goal is create a college preparatory program for our students so that they have as many options after graduating as possible.  To this end, we use writing across all areas of our curriculum as a tool for generating comprehension and retaining knowledge.  While we do celebrate creative writing, our name derives from the belief that all forms of writing help a person to become better educated and more expressive. 

Courtney Winkfield, Principal
Angie Pruitt, Assistant Principal of Instruction
AAden Stern, Assistant Principal of Organization

A New York City Department of Education Empowerment Zone School
An Institute for Student Achievement School

Follow the official Academy for Young Writers Facebook page for more news, photos, and videos from the Young Writers community.

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The Young Writers GSA asked:
What does it mean to love yourself?
What does it mean to love someone else?