“Hello, I’m glad you’re here. I’m happy to be here,” says MOI Program Director Cristeta Boarini, greeting the students a part of the 2019 Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) in her usual way. At this point in the year, most students have caught on to the fact that Cristeta begins class this way—some might reply, “I’m glad I’m here too.” Friendly quips aside, the result of intentionally beginning class in this way is the creation of a genuine community of care.Read More
Letter from the Executive Director: Join The Cuttlefish Society to make a monthly contribution to keep MOI afloat.
Porthole into Programming: We’re partnering with Pillsbury United Communities to offer summer programs at two of their locations.
In the News: “After-school program cuts leave thousands of Minnesota kids without somewhere to go." We’re proud to continue offering after-school programming.
Join Us: Interested in joining The Cuttlefish Society? Here’s a link!
Student Spotlight: What are some reasons to write a poem? Henos tells us.
Supporter Spotlight: Shoutout to all our generous donors, especially the Maggie Foundation!Read More
Letter from the Executive Director: We’re facing a lot of change and exciting opportunities this month—join us as we dive into them!
Porthole into Programming: We have not one, not two, but three parties coming up! Learn more and we’ll “sea” you soon.
In the News: “What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art.” This is an important value to us, and we’re happy to see others value it, too.
Join Us: MOI is moving! Let us know if you can help us pack and set sail later this month!
Now Hiring: We’re looking to hire two AmeriCorps VISTAs for the 2018-2019 school year. Interested? Apply now.
May Events: We have three awesome events coming up to celebrate our young writers. Join us for them!
Student Spotlight: We’re dreaming of ideal worlds and thanking our awesome volunteers this month.Read More
Letter from the Executive Director: Young people aren’t waiting for adult help to make changes in their lives—help us help them.
Porthole into Programming: It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with poetry!
In the News: “Young Writers Need to Believe Their Stories Matter.” The title says it all.
Set Sail with Us: MOI is moving! Donate to our Voyage Fund today to support our move this summer.
Upcoming Events: We have three awesome events coming up to celebrate our young writers. Join us for them!
Student Spotlight: We’re dreaming of ideal worlds and thanking our awesome volunteers this month.
Now Hiring: We’re looking to hire two AmeriCorps VISTAs for the 2018-2019 school year. Interested? Apply now.Read More