‘”In school, most of these kids encounter so much attention and focus on writing that they lose the joy,” says [Deep executive director Dare] Dukes.

“Deep’s approach is to let kids get back to the joy and inspiration—we’ll work on the grammar and punctuation later. Our feeling is that if you can connect back with that original pleasure, there’s plenty of time to work on the other stuff.”‘

Read Connect Savannah‘s “Deep Center: Writing Out Loud” (January 27, 2015).