The Seattle Times recently posted an article about the Greenwood Space Supply Company which is also know as "826 Seattle". 826 Seattle is one of Dave Eggers' writing-focused centers that are located around the US. Other centers are located in San Franciso, Brooklyn, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Each center has it's own theme with the Seattle center being focused on space.
According to the article "826 offers free writing classes on the weekends for kids between the ages of 8 and 18; and fee-based workshops for adults about once a month." This is a really great idea to get kids interested writing and in the case of the Seattle of the Seattle center, get kids intersted in space and science as well. Dave Eggers and those that are working with him have a great idea and they seem to be getting their local community support as well. Here is the URL for their site http://www.826seattle.org/ and their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/826seattle which features student-made videos.
I am rushing to get this posted, and I really didn't get a chance to read everything about the center so if you have something to add then feel free to comment ~ Jim
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