SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and Live From the Southside, a new local- and Latina-owned magazine that works to improve & expand community relationships through promoting events, stories and businesses.
Students on San Antonio’s South Side have an opportunity to be featured in a new writers program, Live From The Southside magazine announced Tuesday.
Local students in Grades 3-12 are invited to become contributing writers to the “Kid’s Korner Program.”
Students can submit anything from personal essays and poems to songs and speeches to other nonfiction family-friendly pieces that are up to 300 words. Up to four images, per piece, can be submitted as well.
“Last year, Oak Crest Elementary school had the privilege of partnering with Live From The Southside magazine. Every month our students worked hard to refine their writing skills, so that they could get published in the Live From The Southside magazine. Our students anxiously submitted their writing samples and were on pins and needles waiting to see if they would be published. This opportunity truly created an atmosphere of students wanting to write to express themselves,” Joette Barnes, principal of Oak Crest Elementary School in East Central ISD said. “Students had a purpose to write and the best part is that they were excited! I am beyond grateful that Live From The Southside magazine gave students at Oak Crest Elementary experiences that they will always treasure. We are excited to continue this partnership.”
The deadline for submissions is the 15th of each month and is a great opportunity for extra credit programs or classroom challenges among students.
“Having some of my students be able to say they are now published authors is such a great feeling! I have seen such a boost in their motivation to write and express their thoughts and opinions. Seeing their photos and published pieces brings such pride to their faces. Our class is very grateful to be part of the collaboration,” Monica Cruz-Arellano, a fourth-grade teacher at Freedom Elementary in Southside ISD said. “I strive for my students to see the endless opportunities available to those who seek them out. If they have a chance to show their community how talented they are, they need to jump at it! I already know how awesome they are and now the entire South Side community knows it too!”
This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.
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