Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Here you'll find out more about what we do in our free programs, registration information, and how you can help.


What we do

We are a writing center. And a tutoring room. And a publishing house. We offer something for everyone — prolific writers and struggling students alike.

Please take a look at After-School Tutoring and Writing Workshops to see if these programs might interest your child.

Our work is most effective if we have the input and support of our students’ parents. Please consider joining us for our Parent Advisory Group, which meets quarterly. Contact us if you have any questions.

Also please understand that in order for our work to be most effective it is important for us to maintain a community of happy, engaged youth. We want all students to choose to be at 826 Seattle and we reserve the option to contact parents if their child is disruptive.

If you are an educator, you can find more information on our educator’s page.


Are your programs really free?

Yes! All of our programs are offered free of charge. However, we greatly appreciate donations and ask those families that are able to consider making a tax deductible donation.    

How do I register my student?

If your child will be attending our After-School Tutoring program, please drop by and fill out our registration form which includes medical release, optional publication permissions, and your contact information. Please ask any staff member if you need help in filling out the form or have any questions. The form is also available to download.

Workshop class offerings are listed here, and you can enroll there or in person at out writing center.

What ages are your programs for?  

We have workshops for students 7-18, grouped by age. Our afterschool tutoring is open to students 6-18 and we are currently trying out an evening tutoring program for high school students only on Mondays.

I would like to help 826 Seattle even though I can’t afford a donation. What do you suggest?

  • We welcome you to join us for our Parent Advisory Group, which meets quarterly.
  • We keep a roster of parent volunteers and what skills they can offer. Contact us.
  • Want to take a shift in our store while your child has tutoring? Want to help set up publishing parties?  Volunteer with us. We’d love to have your help!

“I am very grateful and happy with 826 for the large help that they give my son, Pedro. He has improved much in school, thanks to 826. We will never forget this giant help.”

- Maria, Parent