Bring WITS To Your School

Students at Coal Creek Canyon K-8 act out poems they wrote during a WITS residency, spring 2015. For the past seven years, Writers in the Schools has brought creative enthusiasm, motivation for writing, and higher TCAP writing scores to children and young adults in dozens of Colorado communities, and it can do the same in yours.

EDUCATORS: To host a series of Writers in Schools sessions in your school, contact Bess Maher, 303.894.7951 x19 or

Grant funding through national organizations provides a large chunk of the funding for the WITS program, but local support has also been a key element of sustaining the program in many schools.

Below is an estimate of the per-student cost of bringing WITS to your school:

Cost for 10-Week Residency

Number of Classrooms in Same School District
6 9
# of students
75 150 225
Total Residency Cost $5,262 $8,514 $11,706
School Cost Per Student $70.16 $56.76 $52.03
School Cost Per Student Per Contact Hour $7.00 $5.68 $5.20


For a PDF of this data as well as more information about the program, please view or download our WITS Fact Sheet.