Be who you are.

Do more.

Connect with others.

Tell your story in all media.


The Hidden Force 

A new short film noir written and directed by Denis P., PPAS High School Junior. 


Authors and writing experts are matched with aspiring teen writers to discuss what makes a compelling story and to write.

 I WRITE & GO creates a real-time writing experience for teens and authors.

Coming in January 2022

Open your student's mind with TKP Coaches, writing and artistic expertise and critical thinking strategies

Expand your creativity and access a professional experience with our top-tier Writing and Artist Coaches in these courses!

Our free MASTERCLASSES are open to all teenagers and adults and run on Mondays.
Coming in January 2022

Our one-hour Masterclasses offer a taste of upcoming courses in a range of literary and artistic disciplines and are led by The Knowledge Project’s dynamic coaches.


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5-week Courses

Remote courses in Writing, Media, and  Performing


Teens Mind Zine

Read the inaugural issue filled with original poetry and stories.


CCWC Challenge

Congratulations to all the young writers!



Writers and artists share strategies and guide students to complete projects that show their understanding of the rules of good writing, finding their unique voice for effective writing, artistic process, style and technique. These skills transfer to real-world applications and reflect each student’s interests.

I WRITE NY aims to cultivate communities of emerging young writers and artists from our ever-expanding network. Participants work with coaches and mentors and are encouraged to apply for apprenticeships in their area of interest. Their best work may be selected for events, exhibits, or publications. The outcome: a treasure trove of exceptional work by youth.

But writing is about discovering that anything is possible, about rediscovering what can beinvented, reinvented and redefined in how we see the world around us. The Know has that spirit in its many programs which pair its mentors, professional writers, with young students in public schools to work on their writing.

-Crystal Skillman, Playwright

I wanted to write and let you know how grateful I am that there is a program such as yours. We have always encouraged our children to use their imaginations and creativity and I think it is wonderful that there are organizations who formally recognize a child’s creative writing ability.

-B. Pooley, Parent, Cedar Rapids, IA


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Your gift bridges the gap in learning and literacy across all communities served. We go beyond schooling, offering skills training and connecting students to the professional world. Since 1995, The Know builds student confidence and competence through its outreach, mentoring, and programs. Support its legacy and touch the lives of eager students whose talents might otherwise go unrecognized.

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Participate in the I Write NY mission to cultivate the next generation of effective writers and emerging artists, responsible journalists, and mindful communicators. Tell The Know team how you and corporate volunteers can help support our mission with a strategic partnership.  Use your employees’ knowledge and experience to mentor kids in a project that introduces students to your field.