Feature photo by Max Gondolfo, WW2017 Photographer
“It made me a better journalist and a better human being.” — Justin Sweitzer, WW2016 Staff Writer and WW2017 Graphic Designer.
Labor Day’s appearance signals the end of summer, a last hurrah before the winter months take hold. The three-day weekend is usually the last picnic and certainly the last outdoor holiday until the following year. Some people make a final getaway to the beach. Others enjoy the long weekend with friends and family, or catch up on needed chores.
For the past four years, students from different colleges and universities gave up family and leisure time on Labor Day weekend and voluntarily immersed themselves in a relevant social issue. Donating their time and skills, they hoped to illuminate these issues. To show the truth, bring the invisible and forgotten to the forefront. To share real stories of people who are living it daily.
In 2015, they visited the residents of the Opportunity House and explored the issue of homelessness.
In 2016, they talked with the residents of Easy Does It, Inc. drug and alcohol treatment facility.
The following year, 2017, the topic was immigration and the students interviewed, photographed, and recorded on video the stories of more than a dozen people.
The topic in 2018 was domestic violence and sexual assault.
Writing Wrongs is the opportunity to participate in something meaningful and profound. Something that will change your life. Something that will impact the lives of others.
If you’re thinking, “Where do I sign up?” you’re exactly the type of person we need.
Have questions? Visit the student FAQ page.
Topic of WW2019: The LGBTQ+ Community
You may apply for one of the following areas:
Writing / Editing
Social Media Management
Before submitting your initial application, please read the
minimum requirements for each category.
INITIAL APPLICATION: MAY 1, 2018
Your initial application is the form on this page.
If you’re interested in participating,
submit the completed form.
You will then receive an email with
instructions on what to include
in your official application packet.
OFFICIAL APPLICATION PACKET: JUNE 1, 2018
Who may apply?
Anyone who is at least 18 and registered as a student in fall 2018 may apply. You can be a student at a community college, a four-year school, or a grad student. In order to produce the best product and get the full experience, students MUST be available for the entire program: Friday evening, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2018.
This project usually attracts students majoring in English, Communications, Digital / Electronic or MultiMedia, Graphics Arts / Design, and Social Sciences, as well as students in honors and leadership programs. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply, as long as you meet the minimum requirements for that category.
The program has expanded to include all colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic area. We encourage students from other states to apply, keeping in mind that Writing Wrongs cannot assist with transportation costs at this time.
Applications for the 2019 program are open.
Submit the initial application form below, and you will receive instructions on what to include in your official application packet within one to three days. Be sure to check your spam folder. Email communication is paramount during the application and selection process.
INITIAL APPLICATION FORM