March 21, 2018

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Free Student Publishing How-To Manual | Big Brain Club

The Big Brain Club is now offering its how-to manual for student publishing programs to any schools interested in participating. The manual provides a blueprint for the program, making it easy to get organized and up and running quickly, especially with the new school year just weeks away. The Big Brain Club is also accepting applications for funding student writing programs, and can provide additional guidance along the way.

Big Brain ClubThe Big Brain Club is a non-profit organization that helps students become the best version of themselves. Founded by author and broadcaster Dom Testa, of the award-winning “Galahad” series (Tor Teen) and the bestselling “Mindbender” books (Profound Impact), the Club and its members believe that smart is cool!

The organization was formed to provide free programs and resources to students, schools, teachers, and parents. The Big Brain Club professionally publishes the creative writing of kids in grades 6-12, donates technology to classrooms, and provides a clearinghouse of resources for teachers and students interested in encouraging good reading and writing skills, leading to success not only in the classroom, but in life as well.

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