Project WRITE

Project WRITE is an outreach program for East Palo Alto High School students with a passion for writing.

What is Project WRITE?

The program was created by two Stanford undergraduates in 2002 and continues to be planned and led by Stanford students. A team of three undergraduate student leaders and one graduate student leader brings high school students from East Palo Alto high schools to campus for Saturday morning writing workshops held during the winter quarter. Each weekly workshop features a guest speaker, often a Stanford instructor, who addresses a particular theme rooted in his or her area of expertise. These interactive workshops give high school students an opportunity to practice writing in different genres--such as poetry, fiction, oral storytelling, or screen-writing--and about different themes and issues.  

Read more about previous Project WRITE topics

If you are interested in getting involved or have questions, contact the Hume Center Associate Director, Norah Fahim, at or the Project WRITE team at

Articles published on the Project  WRITE program can be found on our history and mission page.