New Milford Living Magazine Features the Winsley Family

The founding family of Brave Enough To Fail was fortunate to be featured in the November issue of New Milford Living magazine. The article is below.

Special thanks to

Dan Olsen, publisher of New Milford Living Magazine

Janet Taub of Planet Photography

David Dunleavey

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12 Yr Old Brookfield CT Author Takes 2nd in Nationwide Short Story Contest

The Summer 2019 Brave Enough To Writeshort story contest asked writers and would-be writers to submit their stories of ten thousand words or less in any genre except erotica. Up for grabs, Two $1,000 top prizes for the best story by an author 17 years old or younger and the best story by an author 18 and over.

Proceeds from the contest benefit nonprofit Brave Enough To Fail Inc. America’s #1 student motivational program which inspires young people with the courage to achieve their dreams by providing free motivational presentations and scholarships to high schools nationwide.

Nearly two hundred authors from across America as well as from Italy and Great Britain answered the challenge.

 Hunter Ethan Knox de Carvalho Johnson, a 12-year-old writer who lives in Brookfield, CT. is already a force to be reckoned with.

His short story called Mettle Morphosis entranced the judges enough that it grabbed second place in the 17 and under category. Panel judge Isabel Adams, who previously won the grand prize in this category, called it,

“A delightful and quite funny read that shows the importance of even the smallest things.”

Hunter is currently attending a private school in New Milford, CT. Hunter enjoys nature and is particularly fond of cats.

 Hunter is pursuing a literary career. He writes fiction of various genres, including fantasy and realistic fiction. He aspires to not only put his own writing out into the world, but to one day publish other authors’ work through his own publishing company.

Read  Mettle Morphosis By Hunter Johnson here

Nonprofits Team up To Motivate Students

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Brave Enough To Fail and Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury are extremely pleased to announce our new partnership.

The two organizations will work together in providing motivational programming and scholarships to area high schools.

Area Key Clubs will be invited to sponsor BETF presentations at high schools in Danbury, Bethel, New Milford, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Redding, and Ridgefield.

Danbury Kiwanis Club President Matt Bartelme commented,

“We are definitely excited about this opportunity to work with Brave Enough To Fail. They are another nonprofit that is as passionate as we are about enriching the lives of children to build stronger communities.

Wayne Winsley, executive director of Brave Enough To Fail says,

“I’m honored and humbled to have the support of such a great organization as Kiwanis of Danbury. This partnership will strengthen our ability to raise student achievement and promote leadership through service.”

Kiwanis member Foster Crawford, a former assistant superintendent of schools in Waterbury and Stamford indicated that,

“Brave Enough To Fail is an excellent motivational tool to help students believe in themselves and to set and achieve high personal goals.

The goal is to begin presentations and award the first scholarships this school year.

to learn how your Kiwanis and Key Leader Clubs can work with us in your area contact:

Wayne Winsley

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