Mazza (2012) Poetry/Creative Writing for an Arts and Athletics Community Outreach Program for At-Risk Youth
literature type:journal article
reference:Nicholas Mazza. Journal of Poetry Therapy. 2012; Vol. 25, No.4: pp 225-231.
description:The focus of this article is on the creative writing component of a two-week arts and athletics summer camp for disadvantaged middle-school-age (11 14) youth. An overview of the camp is provided followed by a description, illustration and analysis of the creative writing methods. Preliminary findings from this pilot study indicate that the writing exercises were helpful in contributing to positive youth development (e.g., promoting self esteem, problem-solving, team building, and prosocial behavior).