The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is an arts outreach organization based at the University of Iowa that empowers, inspires, and engages K-12 youth throughout the state using language arts and creative thinking.


Iowa Youth Writing Project aims to inspire K-12 students digitally as schools are closed

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Amid COVID-19 self isolation and social-distancing measures, the Iowa Youth Writing Project has halted a majority of its routine programs and services. As the organization transitions to a virtual format, its focus is on inspiring a sense of creativity among K-12 students in Iowa.

Iowa Youth Writing Project spreads health and wellness through writing

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Writing could save your life. That's Emily Spencer's hope, at least, and the thinking behind a writing and wellness program aimed at teen and young adult suicide prevention.

How Iowa is Helping Young People Find Their Voice: IYWP on BTN

Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Big Ten Network recently published an article and began airing a commercial about the Iowa Youth Writing Project, part of the MAGID Center for Undergraduate Writing. The IYWP does great work in our community, helping K-12 students find their voices through creative writing.