Community Standards

At the Highlights Foundation, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We recognize the rich cultures and experiences that define our world and the great accomplishments that come from a diverse mix of ideas, backgrounds, and life events. We believe we gain strength from embracing these differences and celebrating the qualities that make each person unique. This is an integral part of who we are.

Being part of this community requires mutual trust and care. Every person who enters our community, whether in-person or online—including faculty, staff, students and attendees—has a responsibility in helping to create a safe, caring and nurturing environment. That means engaging in no hate, no harm and no harassment of any kind.

The Highlights Foundation community is committed to creating a safe community with authentic and expressive discussions that build camaraderie and knowledge. At times, discussions may be sensitive and private. We encourage the community to care for each other by being thoughtful before sharing online posts/ comments/discussion threads outside of the community, and by seeking consent from the original poster/commenter.

By agreeing to be part of the Highlights Foundation community, we agree to abide by these Community Standards and the Anti-Harassment Statement and Code of Conduct.
Anti-Harassment Statement and Code of Conduct
Equity & Inclusion Statement

Workshops for Writers & Illustrators

> Online
> In-Person
> On-Demand (Self-Paced Online)

New to the Highlights Foundation? Try these:

About Children's Publishing | The Whole Novel Workshop | Summer Camp


Need help deciding on a workshop?  Ask an ambassador!

Visiting Our Campus

Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

Our Mission in Action

Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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