About the IJWC

International Junior Writers Club (IJWC) is an initiative that uses writing across the curriculum platform to expose Alternative Education students from Odessa, TX, to the world of work and the world itself while learning their curriculum. The goal is to provide Alternative Education students with opportunities at least once a month to discuss and write about how the lessons they are learning connect to careers that help solve pressing problems in the community and the world. They are encouraged to connect with students from other parts of the world to see opportunities beyond the boundaries of Odessa. As its core mission, IJWC seeks to promote global education and career readiness through K-12 students' global collaboration, cross-cultural understanding, global competence, global citizenship, and awareness of global sustainable development goals.