I am delighted to announce that Alexa Craig (ND’12; currently in Law School at ND), and I have been working together for over a year to teach what I hope will one day become a regular feature in South Bend as part of the inspiring 826 National network. Our little class, “Write YOUR Story!” meets once a week for one hour to enable kids ages 7-13 to learn story-telling techniques, write their own story, illustrate it, and place it into a hard-bound book. It is particularly designed for those who may need a little extra help to experience the joys of reading and writing. The course is offered for free at the Saint Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend. As you can see in the photo above, the look on the kids’ faces when they finish their books is priceless.