TGIM Voices: Yolitzy A. Zavala

Dear Mayor Betsy Price

Dear Mayor Betsy Price,

If I could change anything when it comes to school is the credit. There are some students that struggle about graduating on time. High school is pretty hard especially for students that are going through a rough time, but then try to change before it’s too late. For example, myself, I’m 17 and still a sophomore and I honestly want to change.

There should be a program for students that truly want to graduate on time,
to become a better person. That would be amazing if adults can actually help teens that want to do better.


Yolitzy A. Zavala

About Yolitzy

Yolitzy submitted her short story while accessing our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at Metro Opportunity High School. As a member of our writing program, Yolitzy’s work that she has submitted will be featured in the book: Walk a Mile in my Shoes, set for release Summer 2019.

Metro Opportunity High School is Fort Worth’s first public alternative school here in Texas. The school has been serving the needs of FWISD students and collaborating with their communities since the Fall of 1979.  The challenges that Yolitzy was facing is why she’s currently attending  the school. Every Thursday, she writes about the challenges she face everyday. They include the lack of resources to earn money to become more self-reliant.

How you can help:

Simply download the eBook: ‘Stories of Hope’ which includes stories from students at Metro Opportunity High School to enjoy from your favorite device. When you do, Yolitzy earns $3.00. Our goal is to help her sell 2,500 downloads. This will help Yolitzy to get the basic things she needs, help out around the house and to begin saving for college. Your purchase also ensures that participants like her can continue to access Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at no cost to them. During checkout, enter Coupon Code: yolitzy17 to save $1.00!

About Stories of Hope:

Stories of Hope is a compilation of heart wrenching, and liberating short stories written by youth participating in Writing for the Soul Workshop™ around the world. Through a unique structure offering both engagement -and reward, this workshop brings education and passion together in a way that offers permanent life changing impact. As noted in the forward by educator Sarah Lankford, these unique and amazing individuals have received a rare opportunity to share a story they needed to share … and develop a love of writing as a result.


eBook: $9.99
Soft Cover: $12.99
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Color: Black & White on White paper
Page Count: 158 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1537368849
ISBN-10: 1537368842
BISAC: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General

Purchase a copy of the book or download the eBook and enjoy it from your favorite device today! Stay connected with updates from our workshops here in the United States on Facebook at: Writing for the Soul Workshop™ in North America.


What’s your story?

You’ve got amazing writing inside of you. Uncover it! Discover it! You have permission to explore, fail and soar to writing abilities you never thought you had. Use the Contact Form below to tell us YOUR story! Participants under the age of 18 must have parent’s permission.


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