The Memory Project
2163 N. Gateway St.
Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 616-0317

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. EIN: 20-1802885

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Poetry Exchange

- COMING IN 2020 -

Teacher Information

Starting mid-2020, your K-12 students will be able to exchange heartfelt poetry with children around the world.

Get Started

It's simple! All you have to do is:


Review information below including Program Costs.


If you need approval from a principal or parents, check out these forms.


Email or call us at 608-616-0317 to tell us how many students will participate!

How it Works

Sign up

E-mail telling us how many students will participate and we will let you know which countries and timelines we have available. Next, we will match your students with children abroad and email you pictures of their poetry and of the children themselves. You are welcome to show your students the poems and photos of the children before they begin their own creations.


We will also send you a link to an informational teacher resource page about the children and country, which includes an informational/instructional video for your students.


Your students write poems in response to the poetry written by the children abroad while following our poetry guidelines. You mail the finished poems to us along with your financial contribution to the program costs.


Within a week, we mail you the physical poems created by those children for your students to keep, along with a conclusion video. Then we send your finished poetry to the children abroad. Exchange complete! 


Program Costs

We request a contribution of $12 per student, which is our only source of funding.

If you work at a low-income school or your class cannot afford the full contribution for any reason, please let us know. Our goal is to include as many students as possible regardless of finances.


We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of the young people involved in this program. We do not share details regarding any child’s identity or location with any person who is not a Memory Project staff memberThough you may share photos of artwork online, we ask that you not post any photos of the actual children.


View our full privacy policy here


Still have questions?

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