Youth Creates team member Abby McWhirter presents a certificate to the youngest writing star – Maya Pells. Maya brings a great deal of vivacity to the event. She shares why she creates “Spring Things” and how she comes up with the vivid details of the spring things. “People should know of the spring”, Maya firmly declares.
“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity”, states American musician Yo Yo Ma. Maya’s love for writing is reinforced by the writing contest. She sees that her work is being recognized and admired. She takes her pride and passion to her classroom and becomes a role model for her peers.
In an email, Maya’s mom, Mrs. Pells, expresses her gratitude to Youth Creates, “Thank you both so much for the gift card, and for the opportunity in sharing Maya’s work. She was beyond excited! We love your mission of encouraging and bringing young writers together. ”