The Southern Nevada Writing Project (SNWP) has been working with Southern Nevada teachers and students since 1984 as part of a network of over 200 National Writing Project sites. In the last ten years, SNWP Youth Writing Programs have impacted over 3000 students and 200 teachers. As a non-profit professional development organization, we serve teachers of writing at all grade levels and in all subject areas. The mission of the SNWP is to impact student learning by improving the teaching of writing, thereby promoting a vision that every person is an engaged and life-long writer.

Our Mission

SNWP is committed to designing and delivering the highest quality professional experiences in an effort to improve and transform the teaching of writing. We serve as an authentic professional learning community in which educators build a sound pedagogical foundation, sustain and develop leadership capability, and collaboratively inquire into their practice in a supportive environment.

Our Vision

SNWP envisions a dynamic community of empowered and energized educators who lead and inspire others to become accomplished writers, engaged learners, and active participants in an interconnected, global society.

Our History

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, SNWP has been working with Southern Nevada teachers and students since 1984 as part of a network of over 200 National Writing Project sites. Each year, SNWP leads Writing Institute courses on the campus of UNLV where educators participate in intensive, interactive professional development experiences that transform the teaching of writing. Additionally, SNWP Youth Programs positively impact the lives of hundreds of Southern Nevada students and teachers through Writing Contests and Summer Youth Camps.