I'm shouting out for volunteers to donate time to teaching/mentoring young writers through charities like Youth WRITE Now (http://youthwritenow.org/young-writer-mentor-program/) founded this year by Stacey Ritz.
Stacey is an award-winning freelance writer who often covers animal-related subjects. She's executive director of Advocates 4 Animals, a non-profit animal rescue/rehab/adoption organization established in 2002 (http://www.advocates4animals.com/)
Youth WRITE Now "strives to empower each child to use their unique and powerful voice to develop self-confidence, imagination and creativity." The Mentoring Program pairs published author volunteers with young writers, aged five to seventeen. Mentors give valuable feedback and advice when needed.
I hope the writers among our readers will consider volunteering for this or another mentoring program. Deanne Wilsted provided links to several other programs that support young writers in her post yesterday. (http://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/2013/06/overheard-at-beach.html)