Novelly is on a mission to spark the changemaker in every young person, one young adult novel at a time.


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  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Novelly Leadership Academy

    We released Novelly, our mobile reading app that doubles as civics education for 8th-10th grade students. We use relatable and engaging young adult (YA) fiction as the foundation for civic discussion with youth on social issues. We're expanding the Novelly Leadership Academy, an online 8-week training for students who want to conduct workshops with their peers using the Novelly app in their schools and communities. In the 2020-2021 academic year, we will train 100 high school students who will reach 2,000 youth across Los Angeles County.

  • CONNECT ·2019 Grants Challenge


    We are currently developing Novelly, a reading app that doubles as civic education for young people. We use relatable and engaging young adult novels as a starting point for discussion and action with young people around some of the most challenging and pressing issues affecting them and their communities. Over the next year, we will partner with schools, libraries and youth-serving organizations in order to pilot the app with 5,000 young people across Los Angeles County.