Students to the Schnitz invites public high schools and community groups to attend Portland Arts & Lectures, Verselandia, and special events. We provide tickets, transportation, and books so that young people can participate in our vibrant literary community.
These resources are available thanks to the generous support of our program sponsors.
Students to the Schnitz participants will receive:
- Complimentary tickets for students, staff and chaperones to the author event.
- A complimentary set of books by the featured author.
- When available, funding for one school bus to transport your school group to the event.
- Professional development units (PDU) for participating educators.
Participating schools agree to:
- Ensure that all reserved tickets are used.
- Maintain a 1:10 chaperone to student ratio.
- Confirm your transport plan with Literary Arts.
- Provide anonymous demographic data on students. Literary Arts collects this data solely to measure our progress toward meeting the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals.
- Complete and return brief student surveys at the event, to provide feedback on the program.
During our 2018/2019 season, we helped inspire the next generation:
- 1,400 students engaged in Students to the Schnitz
- Over 700 students participated in classroom author visits
Consider making a donation to help us serve more students through the Students to the Schnitz Fund during our next season of events.
This year’s Student to the Schnitz Matching Challenge made possibly by Angeli Law Group LLC.
We start planning Students to the Schnitz in May, after the announcement of our event season.
If you are interested in applying to participate in Students to the Schnitz Fund or if have any questions, please contact Ramiza Koya, Director of Youth Programs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This was my first time hearing an author talk about their life and books, and it helps me think about what I want to do more with my life. It was a wonderful experience.”
Franklin High School student
“As an aspiring writer, it’s important to learn from someone who’s been successful with their writing, and it is also a huge inspiration.”
Reynolds High School student
“Shows me anyone can be a writer no matter what type of background.”
Alliance High School student