About

My Why

Terri Whitmire | Founder 

Growing up as a young Black girl in Waterbury, Connecticut, I was all about books and scribbling stories. But honestly, I never thought I was all that special, so I kept my short tales, poems, and lyrics hidden away. My high school prepared me well for college but there was no place for kids like me who loved to write. I just did my work and counted the days till graduation.
 

Fast forward to today, and here I am – a published author, writing coach, and the boss lady behind The Writer’s Tablet Publishing Agency. I’ve met so many aspiring writers who felt just like I did back in the day. It’s not just me; it’s a whole bunch of us.

Now, let’s talk about what’s happening today. We’ve got a ton of programs for sports and STEM, which is awesome. But here’s the thing: we’re leaving out the creative thinkers, the innovators who love to write. And that’s a problem. When we don’t give them a space to shine, we end up with kids who aren’t feeling school, skipping classes, falling behind, and not reaching their full potential. You know what is said about an idle mind.

So, I decided to do something about it. I wanted to create the program I wished existed when I was a kid. In 2013, I kicked off Fun Creative Writing, and we’ve helped thousands of kids build their writing skills. But I also wanted to make sure this kind of opportunity was available to everyone, no matter where they came from.

That’s why in 2018, I started the nonprofit 501c3, LIFT2Enrich, Inc. – to give those young writers a place to let their creativity run wild. We’d love for you to be part of this journey. Let’s bridge that gap, ignite those sparks of creativity, and help these kids soar. Join us, and together we’ll make sure every voice is heard, every dream is nurtured, and every child has the chance to shine.  

Our Mission

LIFT2Enrich is a 501c3 organization founded in 2018 by five-time author and writing coach Terri Whitmire.  As the executive director, her goal is to elevate creative writing in all young people by:

  • Supporting children writers with our nationwide programs
  • Fostering excellence in education for all students

Our Record

  • Long history of success producing young authors, scriptwriters, movie critics as well as supporting Common Core/Milestone curriculum.
  • Meeting the demands of disenfranchised communities and establishing equity in education
  • Highly experienced in delivering quality distance learning programs
  • Offering working parents in-person or virtual programs that inspire creativity and elevate their children’s writing skills.
  • Received state proclamation from Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal
  • Our program has been acknowledged by Senator David Perdue (seen in picture), The Georgia Department of Education, and U.S. Congressman Tim Price. 

Our Results

  • Increasing job readiness and cultivating a healthy workforce with real-world writing skills
  • Nurturing the creativity and ingenuity of all children which destroys the unconscious bias placed on children of color
  • Providing a healthy outlet which prevents students from disengaging in school, leading to poor grades, increased dropout, and risky behavior.

We are headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, serving students nationwide.

 

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Having strong writing skills is an indicator of future success – it is a pathway to meaningful, higher-earning jobs and to a positive, stable, and productive future. Won’t you join our mission?

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