Summer program aims to improve writing skills

Fourth and fifth graders who need help with their writing skills are eligible to participate in a free, online summer writing camp June 15 to July 17 presented by the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University.

Sung Hee Lee, an assistant professor in Special Education, said participants will improve their writing skills by creating stories online through a kid-friendly website.

Enrollment is open to pupils who will enter fourth and fifth grade in the fall, who receive IEP service and who have basic keyboarding skills. Children who live in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods in the Youngstown or Pittsburgh area may apply.

The curriculum is completely online and features multiple levels of engagement. Participants are required to participate in at least eight online sessions and to write at least four stories.

For more information, contact Lee at or visit YSU’s Special Education website.