Our Mission: 826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. At 826 Seattle, we believe significant learning happens with individual attention and that strong writing skills are essential for future success.

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Stop & Jot: Whale Escape, by Bethel

{ Stop & Jot prompt, Oct. 20, 2014 } Whale Escape: Imagine you are an orca whale. Humans have just captured you to take you to SeaWorld. How do you escape and return to the wild? photo: Flickr/bohemiandolls First of all, I wouldn't escape. I mean, what's better than getting...//more

Meet Our Fall 2014 Interns

We're pleased to introduce you to the four newest members of the 826 Seattle family: our Fall 2014 interns! Along with our volunteers, our interns are such an important part of the progams we provide to students. We really couldn't do it without them.  Elisabeth Schyberg,...//more

The Saving Sea-Monster

(This story was written during a Wrobot Stories Field Trip with a Broadview Thompson K-8 4th grade class) The Saving Sea-Monster Stewart and Selena were skipping down the beach on a foggy warm day. Stewart was carrying a surfboard. He was a surfer dude with blonde hair and baggy surf trunks....//more

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Barry Abrahamsen

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To celebrate one of our most out-of-this-world volunteers, we're taking a trip back in time.  That's Barry Abrahamsen above, when he was just a little pumpkin.

He says he's kept the same hairdo his whole life, and he still wears it today when he's talking up 826 Seattle to all the new and old visitors at the Greenwood Space Supply Travel Supply Company––a perfect place for a guy who loves to travel. He was born in New York, but has lived in Norway, England and New Zealand (not to mention Seattle).  When he's not at 826 Seattle, he's busy with his three sons, his daughter, and his newest grandchild (his third!).

If you've volunteered with Barry, you know how passionate he is about our students. Not only does he help in the store, he is one of our field trip volunteers as well. We think he must have had a lot of practice telling stories as a father and grandfather, as he is great with our younger field trip students. Barry also does an excellent job educating all store visitors about all of our programs here at 826 Seattle, and encouraging them to join us as a volunteer. Drop in and say hey to Barry in the Space Travel Supply Company on Fridays between noon and 3 p.m.!

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