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Mission & History

Our Mission

To help Montana students grow as confident, competent writers, WCM mentors students and supports teachers through trained community volunteers.

Our Vision

We envision that all Montana students think critically and communicate effectively through writing.

Our Values

Collaboration: We partner with educators, community members, and fellow organizations to implement our mission. 

Community: We foster a sense of community among all of our partners and support community involvement in education. 

Lifelong Learning: We embrace a growth mindset, with coaches and students learning together throughout their lifetimes. 

Respect: We promote mutual respect between learners of all ages and support diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning for all. 

Our History

Since its inception in 1995, Writing Coaches of Montana has grown from an on-site drop-in center in a single school (Hellgate High School), to a classroom-based, teacher-driven program across Western Montana. Last year, we coached 3,248 students throughout Flathead, Missoula, and Ravalli counties. We expect WCM's impact to grow as the organization aims to grow into a state-wide organization.