Young Authors Conference Impact Report

YAC program graphic 2022

Each year, we survey students and teachers after they attend the Young Authors Conference. These are the combined results that we produced from the 2022 conferences.

2022 YAC Stats:

1,000 Students

21 Presenters

From the 2022
March / May conferences:

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YAC student writing

13% of students were in 4th grade, 23% in 5th grade, 28% in 6th grade, 21% in 7th grade, and 15% in 8th grade.

On a scale of 1-5, 90% of students rated Young Authors Conference as 4 or 5.

90% of students had never attended the Young Authors Conference and 95% of students that attended want to come back next year.

96% of students said the Young Authors Conference encouraged and challenged them to be better writers.

97% of students said the Young Authors Conference gave them new strategies, ideas, and skills to become better writers.

95% of students left the Young Authors Conference understanding that strong writing skills are important in life.

Students said…

YAC class in session
YAC writing session
  • “It was fun and good learning. 10/10!”
  • “I think it was great and I think I would definitely recommend it to everyone.”
  • “I learned that listening to different music helps me write different parts in a story.”
  • “It helped me find inspiration to write!”
  • “It gave me great strategies to help when I can’t find words for a story.”
  • “This was AMAZING! You did a great job of putting this program together!”
  • “My presenter was amazing at storytelling and including everyone. It felt a little like talking to your family.”

Teachers said…

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student writing
  • “It is my favorite field trip every year!”
  • “It is endlessly exciting and inspiring to watch these young writers. The authors challenge the students to try new things. I love the variety of sessions.”
  • “My daughter had a smile on her face all day long and only positive feedback.”
  • “We always have a wonderful experience at YAC. Thank you for all you do.”
  • “It is so great for students to have opportunities to learn from authors. What a great experience.”
  • “Great hands-on exercises, gets kids to participate in things they never otherwise would.”
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