I had no idea what to expect when I proposed this and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. It's amazing how many of us agree that our kids need to get back to writing letters and making those connections with other kids. In this digital/online age, we are losing that personal relationship with people. I hope that this will inspire our kids to not only write more, but also to seek out new friendships.
There are still a few days left to get on board. This is not a long term commitment. We are just asking that you and your child commit to about a letter a week for the summer. If your child wishes to write beyond the summer, that's between all of you. Be sure to tell your friends, your family, your church group, your co-op. Friday is the deadline to get your child's name in, and then I will use the weekend to pair everyone up and send out the pen pal information on the 1st. We have a good mix of kids so far but I would love to see this list explode over the next 2 days.
So remember, send your child's info to my email at email@example.com and tell your friend/sister/teacher/co-worker/bank teller to add their child's name to the list.