Gave a shout out to McSweeney's and 826 Valencia in previous posts - two U.S. projects aimed at improving literacy and encouraging young people to write. Well, I recently happened to come across one that's much more local to me, inasmuch as it's based in Melbourne (Australia), and thought it only right and proper I should give a shout to this one too.
Pigeons is a not-for-profit organisation with the same aims as McSweeney's and 826 Valencia, and is working to help establish a children's writing centre in Melbourne's inner-west. To help with this, they're looking for support/assistance from teachers, students, schools and other organisations - well, from anyone whose passionate about the value of this.
Check out their site at http://pigeonsprojects.org/