YALITCHAT Inc. is the parent company of YALITCHAT.ORG, a literary non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the advancement of young adult literature and the understanding of young adult culture around the world, through the reading, writing and publishing of young adult literature.
What started as a weekly chat on twitter has grown into a world-wide organization of over 2,500 like-minded individuals from over 22 countries–with one goal. We are an all-volunteer organization with a current staff of seventeen. Click here to join our organization. Click here for our current chat schedule.
YALITCHAT began as a chat on twitter in September 2009, and was founded by speculative fiction writer Georgia McBride. Georgia created the associated online community on Ning in November 2009. The non-profit organization was established as a 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of North Carolina in June 2010.
YALITCHAT.ORG offers grants to members, provides various services and support to educators, students and those in the literary world who need it. As a service to our members, we also offer webinars and online classes in addition to peer critique and editorial support. Student members may receive course credit for their active participation.
To learn more about our grants, click here and scroll down to the grants information. Click for list of current promotions and member events.
For more about how we can support your school, library or classroom, please email us at inquiries (at) yalitchat (dot) org.
If you are a Language Arts or AP English teacher, we’d love to help your students earn course credit. Email us at inquiries (at) yalitchat (dot) org for details. Please put teacher curriculum in the subject line.
Finally, if you are a teacher, student or reader in need of books, please reach out to us. We are interested in hearing from you and would love an opportunity to help provide books, supplies and eReaders for your classroom. Home schoolers, please contact us! Send a note to inquiries (at) yalitchat (dot) org and put Book or Supplies Need in the subject line.
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Contact: inquiries (at) yalitchat (dot) org