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Sara Woolley
“Inspiring spaces, artistic craft, and a lifelong community of creative friends. At the Highlights Foundation, my main character found her voice and her purpose.”—Sara Gómez Woolley, 2022 Artist in Residence

Read Sara’s blog post about finding her main character.

Nikki Shannon Smith

“A sense of belonging and community, lasting friendships, and a supportive network of creatives that empowered us to honor ourselves and our journey. The more involved I become with the Highlights Foundation’s programs and mission, the more my creative family expands. It feels like a second home.”—Nikki Shannon Smith, 2021 Amplify Black Stories Storyteller and Highlights Foundation Faculty

Heba Helmy

“An opportunity to build community with fellow Muslim storytellers, mentors who were breaking down barriers in the publishing industry, and affirmation of both the value and the need for Muslim representation in children’s literature.”—Heba Helmy, 2022 Muslim Storytellers Fellow

A Tweet from Jenninfer Gennari about What She's Found at the Highlights Foundation
Tween From Meg Eden Kuyatt about What She's Found at the Highlights Foundation

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Share your own story on social media using the hashtag and tag #WhatIFound @HighlightsFound, or tell us via this form.

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New to the Highlights Foundation? Try these:

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


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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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