HPU Opens Community Writing Center for Local Children

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Junior Patrick Duggan reads with a second grader from High Point.

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Junior Briayna Cuffie offers homework help to a 6-year-old student.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 – High Point University students and faculty opened a new Community Writing Center today for local children.

Area elementary students arrived at the center, located at 1307 Guyer St., around 3:30 p.m. for icebreaker activities, educational games and one-on-one tutoring with HPU students.

“We are thrilled to be up and running at the Community Writing Center,” says Dr. Cara Kozma, assistant professor of English and assistant director of Service Learning. “To see children in this space and interacting with HPU students after a year of planning is very rewarding.”

The center will be open during after school hours Monday through Thursday, and will offer group programs using creative writing and reading activities, followed by homework help for students. There will also be several evening programs for parents that will focus on resume building, how to talk about books with children and digital literacy.

The building that houses the Community Writing Center will also receive a makeover from HPU interior design students, who are in the process of creating new plans for the space.

Those interested in signing up a student for tutoring at the writing center can send an email to or call 841-9506. The center is free and open to the public, but enrollment is limited.


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