Summer Camps!

We still have a few spots left!

We hope your child will join us for a Summer Camp or two in a brand new series of writing events. Space is limited, so register today!

Dates:​ June 25 - Aug 31
Times​: 9am – 3pm
Cost​: $475 per week
Ages​: Ideal for 3rd - 8th grade
Register and Pay Here


The Uplift Writing Club!

Sundays 4-5:30 $29

Worried your child will lose some of the skill they gained over the school year? 
Do they need a boost for next year?

Join us for our weekly writing club and keep your kids writing all summer long! This drop-in style club will feature a different theme each week. We will will engage students in lively discussion, brainstorming games, individual and collaborative writing, and sharing. 

This week, July 15th, Opinion Writing!
We will explore Opinion Writing and how it differs from Persuasive Writing. Jinah will work with students on fun ways to make their voices heard and even be entertaining!

Writing Club is an informal get together to keep students engaged in the writing process and have fun with it! 

Next Week July 22nd
Descriptive Writing "Show, don't tell"

Register HERE

What is Uplift Writing?

Uplift Writing is a dedicated space celebrating the language arts 
and the uplifting power of the spoken and written word.

We are located in the heart of the Bryant neighborhood on the
southeast corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 60th Street.

Call or Text us at our new number:  206-525-LIFT (5438) 


What Makes Uplift Writing Unique?
Our Coaches!

Uplift coaches are experts in their fields. They are passionate educators with years of experience in literary studies, law, journalism, creative writing, persuasive writing, poetry, creating web content, and more. Most importantly, Uplift coaches love working with young people. Teaching is their vocation, and they share a positive, compassionate, and uplifting approach.

Who are Uplift students?

Uplift students come from all over the Seattle area and the Eastside. Each Uplift student follows an emergent curriculum, tailored to address their specific needs. Students work on skill building, test prep, personal narratives, bookmaking, creative writing, analytical essays, public speaking, and their own writing goals.

Uplift Writing Highlights

  • Highly individualized – emergent curriculum tailored to child
  • Focus on thinking – students practice critical thinking before, during, and after writing
  • Messy and collaborative – students’ ideas are validated; they are encouraged to guess, to make mistakes, and to visually map ideas
  • Intrinsic motivation – students are inspired to be lifelong writers with publication as a goal
  • Session reports – detailed list of learning objectives covered and suggestions for home practice
  • Unique programming – designed to instill a lifelong love of reading and writing
  • The long view – Uplift Writing supports students at every stage of their development as writers and readers — from early literacy to emerging academic writing, to advanced literary analysis

Testimonials for Uplift Writing

Support for writing and critical thinking is a rare find outside the classroom setting. When I heard that Holly was teaching children how to think and write analytically, I jumped at the opportunity for my children.  In her class, Holly guides the children through questions and reflection on poems, prose, and visual texts.  She focuses initially on critical thinking, which is paramount to good writing.  It is incredible to watch the children’s growth process as Holly hones their analytic skills–it is like flexing a single muscle slowly in repetition until it becomes stronger.  I participated in one of my children’s classes, and after working with Holly for only a month, the children’s analysis of Robert Frost’s “Design” poem was far deeper than my own.  I felt like I was in the Fall quarter, an awe-struck freshman back in college at Stanford, discussing the Iliad for the very first time.  It took me until age 19 to understand how to write and think well.  These children will have the opportunity to practice advanced critical thinking and writing in middle school and high school!

— Grace

Holly has helped a lot with my writing. She always helps me in a kind and fun way. She is helping me analyze my favorite series of books, Harry Potter. We do a lot of fun things, and Holly helps explain things in drawings, charts, and words. She also helped me prepare for writing a story based on a picture for my SSAT last Winter.

— Ria, 6th grader at Lakeside

Working with Holly is a joy because she always has really funny and creative ideas. She’s always supporting me if I have a concern. I really enjoy having her help me on my journey to become a better writer.

— Lauren, former student at UCDS

I was helping Isaac with edits to a paragraph for his Language Arts class this weekend and he said ‘I think I am becoming a better writer!’ He was really proud of himself. This was so wonderful to hear, as before he had had thoughts that he was not a good writer. Thank you so much for helping with Isaac’s confidence as a writer in just a few sessions. We are so grateful!

— Lisa, mom of 6th grader

Working with Holly enabled me to focus on the concepts and essence of what I wanted to convey in writing about Eva and our family – providing support around the tension in me surrounding the mechanics of writing and the translation of concepts into ‘just the right words.’ Holly was supportive, encouraging, and listened closely to what we shared while also coaching us to more deeply bring out what was important to be shared. She then helped us craft a beautifully written narrative, bringing our daughter and family ‘alive’ on paper.

— Jennifer, Seattle-area mom

The essays were more fun and faster to complete and it worked! I would recommend it for other kids.

— Eva, accepted at all three schools