Let's get started! By filling out the form below, you will be added to the hippkids data base and be paired with a pen pal! You will receive a confirmation and your pen pal's information via email, so be sure to watch your inbox! Thank you for joining my program!

I promise to never use your personal information for any reason other than to pair you with a pen pal. We respect your privacy and your interest in our program. You may request to be removed from the hippkids' data base at any time for any reason whatsoever, and are under no commitment to continue with the pen pal program should you not wish to do so.

Wondering how to be a hippkid?

Just be yourself! Having a pen pal is fun and exciting! I encourage you to introduce yourself to your pen pal and communicate in any way that you would like—draw a picture, write a poem, share a story, send a picture—it's up to you! 

Here are some things you may want to include in your first letter to your pen pal:

Name, age, favorite activities, favorite book

favorite subject in school

A little information about your hearing loss, 

any other fun information about yourself!

Once you join hippkids, you will receive your pen pal information by email. Be sure to supply a working email (and be sure to ask your parents for permission!) 

Here are some other ways you can be hip—visit and join your local library! Write a poem or a song, learn to play an instrument and read music, read to your pet, sibling, or parents, create a memory book of your day, week or vacation. Create a vocabulary book of new words you have learned, do crossword puzzles, write a blog or follow a favorite author. Reading is so cool and it opens up so many opportunities to learn about both the world and yourself!