About Us

Discover what we have to offer
For more than 35 years, the Highlights Foundation has been fulfilling its mission of improving the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft. We’d like to invite you to join us for a workshop or retreat at our Retreat Center in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. This property is the former home of the Founders of Highlights for Children and is located near the Highlights office in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Each year, we offer more than 40 workshops covering a wide range of topics and offering encouragement for both beginning and published authors and illustrators. Workshops are led by children’s publishing professionals: editors, authors, art directors, publishers, agents, academics, and others who are there to help you realize your creative goals.

The Highlights Foundation is a public, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We receive support from a number of individuals who believe in our mission, several publishing companies, and writers’ organizations. The majority of our named scholarship funds are endowed. Our scholarship-aid program serves those who may not be able to bear the costs of our programs.

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We have enjoyed the company of thousands of participants over the years and would welcome the chance to add you to our Foundation family.