Trained volunteers head to classrooms around King County to support teachers in their writing curricula. We help edit student work and guide research, making for more in-depth writing projects. We can enhance the final products by collecting work in chapbooks or assisting with publishing parties.


Even with the most herculean efforts, it can often be difficult for teachers to devote to each student the individualized attention required for successful writing and research projects.

Our extensive roster of trained volunteers can help by providing Seattle teachers with in-class support for teacher-designed writing projects. With the teacher acting as director, 826 Seattle volunteers help edit student work and guide research.  We make it possible for teachers to assign writing projects that might otherwise be impossible.

Interested teachers should email 826 Seattle Programs Director Alicia Craven with a description and timeline for the writing project they have in mind and their preferred number of volunteers.


“The 826 tutors were amazing! They helped my students verbalize their thinking and translate that into writing. My students thrived under the 826 tutors.”

- Elizabeth Stone, Teacher at Sylvester Middle School