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May Volunteer of the Month: Will Georgantas
We could not possibly publish the caliber of brilliant student writing we do without the dedication of our volunteers, and we feel especially grateful to have an eagle-eyed professional copy editor on our team.
Let’s hear it for Ms. Marcelle Poulos, our April Teacher of the Month!
As a teacher at Marshall Elementary School, Ms. Poulos sparks students’ passion for reading and writing by listening closely to their words and thoughts, and encouraging them to find and use their own voices.
April Volunteer of the Month: Darryl Forman
Darryl has been a tried and true volunteer with 826 Valencia since 2011, tutoring in school classrooms as well as editing for our publications.
Join us for the Bookeaters' Bash, an extraordinary evening in support of our free writing and tutoring programs for San Francisco youth.
Forty students, their families and friends, and one ostrich egg
“I was nervous because there were a lot of people there. I wrote about my dream job to be a ballerina. My mom was very proud; she almost hugged me to death.” —4th-grader Karen Melgar
Check out Your Store in the window display!
This April and May, the Pirate Store will be hosting Your Store in our window display, an art project developed by collecting people’s stories, thoughts, loves, concerns and memories about the place where they live.
Gloria is our Volunteer of the Month!
Gloria Lenhart says that helping with 826 field trip program is the highlight of her week. She shows up every Tuesday morning, taking her place behind the keyboard to help shape a bunch of crazy characters dreamed up the young writers into a cohesive story.
Congratulations to Ms. Katherine Ambrose, our March Teacher of the Month!
The sheer volume of student voices that spoke up in support of this beloved teacher blew us away! They couldn’t emphasize enough what a huge role she plays in the development of their love of literature.
642 Things to Write About: Young Writer’s Edition
Looking for inspiration? Stop by the Pirate Store to pick up a copy of 642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition, and get writing!