Posts Tagged ‘Hampshire’


  • “The workshop helped me to feel comfortable writing about myself and to work through my ideas to see what would work. It proved to be a crucial way for me to figure out what was most important to me and how to express that to the colleges I was applying to in the most articulate way. I highly recommend it as learning experience.”
  • Sophia Toles
  • Martha’s Vineyard Workshop Attendee
  • Class of 2012, Friends Academy
  • Class of 2016, Princeton University
  • “David Dent does a great job of helping students come up with revealing topics of their very own to consider for their college essays. He takes the time that is needed to transport your child beyond the routine parameters of his/her thinking to get there.”
  • Lisa Boldt, Mother
  • Alden Boldt
  • Class of 2014, Berkshire School
  • Class of 2018, Union College
  • “When Cameron came to Write for the Future, he was at the bottom of his class in writing and literature. In about 26 sessions, he has gone from a bottom to an A. It is so exhilarating to see this work-in-action. David and Write for the Future have proven that what they say, they do. Write for the Future is a testament to itself. … Now my son can analyze things, he can write things; there are not words to express the things he has done since he has been working with Write for the Future...I would recommend Write for the Future offers to anyone. You are investing in your child’s future,… and you will see the outcome of the product. Write for the Future has done wonders for my son. On Sundays, he always looks forward to his session…. I think it’s amazing.”
  • Lynn King,
  • Mother of Cameron King,
  • Class of 2016, Elisabeth Irwin High School

An Extracurricular Activity in 1,000 Characters Pt. 2

Leading a Team Without a Coach

by James Thompson

I learned to lead, lose and work as a teammate by playing Ultimate Frisbee. I joined the team as one of few sophomores amongst a bunch of juniors and seniors. Now as a senior, I help recruit and train new members. We do not have a coach; our players teach each other and we also learn from watching plays on YouTube videos. We have grown from 13 to 35 in just two years. My school still refuses to recognize the Frisbee club as an official team and doesn’t give us any funding. That does not stop us. We still practice every day, from the moment school ends until our ankles are too sore to run.  We don’t have jerseys; we bring colored shirts to our weekly matches on Fridays.  We pay for Frisbees and cleats. We are the most determined team at Brookline High. Our existence is the model of what can happen when independence meets passion. When I graduate, the Frisbee team will stay strong and I will be playing in college on a team or a club.

James Thompson just finished his freshman year at Hampshire College and is a 2012 graduate of Brookline High School in Brookline, Ma.