Frequently Asked Questions

What does Student Author Movement do?

Student Author Movement is a crowdfunding platform that provides free author visits to Title 1 schools. The goal is to help bridge the achievement gap using author visits to engage students using writing exercises, illustrating and book publishing as its mentoring tool.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Student Author Movement is an approved Project of TFEC (The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor) which is a 501(c)3.

How is my donation used?

You make a tax-deductible donation to Student Author Movement which allows Title 1 school students to obtain a free author visit. In addition to the visit, Student Author Movement will donate up to 25 children's books written by authors of Student Author Movement to promote literacy.

What is a Title 1 School?

This program, which is now the pillar of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is our oldest and largest federally funded education program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It dates from 1965 and its main purpose has been to help underpriviledged children meet challenging stat academic standards. Title 1 funding helps those who are behind or at risk of falling behind, aiming to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The schoolwide program is available to schools with a student base where at least 40% come from low-income families.

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a simple idea. Individuals help reach big goals by donating small amounts.

Can I write a check to Student Author Movement?

Absolutely. Your donation is still tax-deductible. Simply make the check out to 'Student Author Movement'

Student Author Movement
PO Box 171
Hummelstown, PA 17036