Your support of FastpitchCoaching.com will enable us to create more videos and supporting materials for the benefit of fastpitch teams worldwide. We at FastpitchCoaching will contribute 25% of your generous gift to WordPlay Cincy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their mission is to help young people fulfill their potential through reading, writing and storytelling. Their programs take place in neighborhood centers, at schools, and at other nonprofit organizations. Participants range in age from 5 years through young adulthood. We have supported this wonderful, fast-growing organization for several years. Our fastpitch videos were created solely for the benefit of children (via caring coaches), and we dearly love the way WordPlay Cincy has the same goal. Please join us in supporting them.
WordPlay is a vibrant community of children, teens, young adults, teaching artists, literacy professionals, volunteers, parents, schools, and community partners centered around meeting the educational and creative needs of young people from a creative and relational approach.
When young people have this strong web of support that encourages communication through reading, writing and performance, it can lead to a substantial transformation in attitudes and self-assurance, exploration of new horizons, and celebrating their individual experiences; all while nurturing their innate sense of curiosity. To learn more about WordPlay, visit www.wordplaycincy.org.
When Moustafa first came to WordPlay, he was failing English. Unmotivated and disengaged, he put forth no effort in reading and writing assignments and never raised his hand in class. He grappling with the transition to 7th grade in a new school. After a fun in-class English project led by WordPlay staff, Moustafa decided to try WordPlay's after-school program, WordUP, which was held in a converted teacher's lounge within his school. He attended WordUP weekly for a month before approaching the program leader to ask if WordPlay could offer after-school programs 5 days a week—he wanted to come every day. Taking his input to heart, WordPlay expanded after-school programming from one day a week to three. Moustafa attended every session.
He began to read aloud in the reading circle where students, staff and program volunteers dissect relevant issues through shared contemporary readings and group discussion. His confidence in reading skyrocketed, as did his writing. Then, one day, Moustafa's teacher came to us to report he had earned a high A grade on his major in-class essay of the semester. Moustafa beamed. By the end of the year, he had pulled his overall grade up to a B.
Your support of FastpitchCoaching.com will enable us to create more videos and supporting materials for the benefit of fastpitch teams worldwide. We at FastpitchCoaching will contribute 25% of your generous gift to WordPlay Cincy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio.