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:
From the 2022
March / May conferences:
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.
- “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.”
- “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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SBC presents its programs in collaboration with Metro ECSU. Metro ECSU member districts can participate in SBC programs at special member rates. For more information, visit www.metroecsu.org.