Workshopsat 826


We offer a variety of free workshops that are open to all students ages 8 to 18. Past workshops have included everything from a mock trial to stop-motion animation!

We are offering our standard in-person workshops with modifications to adhere to safety guidelines. Our workshops focus on support for our already enrolled families and school partnerships, and prioritize deeper student engagement. To learn more about what this program area currently looks like, contact Kendra Lappin at

Each workshop is designed and taught by our super-talented volunteers, and are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Many are offered one-time only, but some are recurring, including our in-house newspaper, The Valencia Bay-farer, penned by student journalists ages 8-13, and the Writing and Publishing Apprentices workshop for high school students ages 13-18.

Our workshops are open to anyone, but we do give priority to SFUSD students with socio-economic need and hold spaces for students enrolled in our other programs.

How to register for a workshop

You can sign up for our workshops online at our calendar.

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To enroll in a workshop:

  • Browse the calendar to see our current workshop offerings.
  • In each workshop description, there will be a link to a registration form.
  • Within a few days, you will receive an email confirming your spot either in the workshop or on the waitlist. We will ask that you send a $25 check made out to 826 Valencia in order to hold your place. This is used to ensure attendance and will only be cashed in the event of a no-show, or if you write “donation” on the check. If writing a check is a hardship for you, contact us and we’ll waive this process.
  • If you have any questions, please contact
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My favorite part of the workshop was meeting inspiring people of all ages.

— Chloe K., age 16, Writing and Publishing Apprentices
How to lead a workshop

We want to hear from you! Our volunteer instructors come from a range of backgrounds and teaching experiences, and we also provide a lot of support along the way.

To create a workshop of your own:

  • Check out our current workshop offerings on the calendar to get an idea of what’s possible and get inspired.
  • Check out this document on how to submit a proposal.
  • Send your proposal to We’ll reach out to set up a meeting if your idea seems like a good fit.
Send A Proposal