To support K-12 teachers in the "thumb" of mid-Michigan, K-12 teachers took part in a summer writing institute in summer 2016, hosted by the Saginaw Bay Writing Project and funded by George Haley. Applications were sought from teachers in all disciplines (art, math, science, language arts, physical education, social studies, music, etc.). Since the ways in which our students read and write across the subject areas are important and because Michigan Standards ask all teachers to integrate writing in their classrooms, we believed that all teachers could benefit from this workshop. Fifteen teachers in Huron County were accepted to participate; thanks to the generous support of George Haley, Bad Axe High School alumni, there was no cost for this institute. This workshop took place August 1-5, 2016, from 8:30 am–3 pm at the Bad Axe High School, Bad Axe, Michigan, facilitated by SBWP Teacher-Leaders Amber White and Stephanie Anderson.