826LA – A nonprofit writing and tutoring lab for kids
Summary: 826LA provides writing help and support to students K – 12. They offer a variety of resources such as in-school support, after-school programs, tutoring programs and more. They are located in the Los Angeles and have multiple programs across the country. They also sponsor a number of events such as the Young Authors’ Book Project, a project that takes students through the process of publishing a book. The well-known author, Dave Eggers, is Co-Founder of 826 National, and Founder of McSweeney’s Publishing.
How Could You Use It: I am not in the geographic area, so can not take advantage of the in-class support or tutoring programs. However, I find the model the program is using to be one I can adopt in my home district. I also like the events the site offers and have begun to think of hosting similar events in my school and area.