“Tutors are very friendly, very helpful, and my daughter feels very comfortable being herself around her tutors. Every week she has a favorite tutor. Her work has improved because of their help. I feel like her confidence level has improved. Thank you!”
– Lissette, 826CHI after-school
Free after-school tutoring Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., most every day Chicago Public Schools are in school. Tutors are available to work one-on-one with students on writing assignments, homework of all subjects, and publishing projects. Parents must attend an orientation session before their student is able to attend the program, for upcoming orientation sessions click here.
During evenings, weekends, and throughout the summer, 826CHI offers free workshops in topics like short stories, comic book making, photography and writing, and food-inspired memoir writing. There are also some really crazy ones like Travel the World Through Chocolate and Sock Puppet Theater. All of our workshops are led by talented volunteers — including published authors, editors, educators, playwrights, actors, journalists, and artists — and feature small class sizes to ensure your student gets quality instruction in each workshop.
We will put your students’ writing into print.
Looking for the perfect gift, an extra copy of a student publication or spy gadget for your young secret agent? Look no further, especially if you want to look further and need a pair of bejeweled binoculars to do so. The Boring Store is here.
If it is your student’s first time at 826CHI this school year, please fill out the student application. You can fill it out online or stop by and fill one out in person at 826CHI.
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