826 MSP empowers underserved K-12 students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically alongside a community of caring volunteers.
826 MSP is a creative writing and tutoring center disguised as an ocean lab, working to support K-12 students in the Twin Cities with all of their academic needs, emphasizing cross-curriculum creativity. Our whimsical ocean theme helps us create a fun, imaginative, and safe space for students to come and explore the deep sea of possibility.
826 MSP offers several free programs for students, including our drop-in After-School Writing Lab, Creative Writing Workshops, Storytelling & Bookmaking Field Trips, the Young Authors’ Book Project, and the Writers' Room at South High School. To maintain our free programs, 826 MSP relies on the incredible support of our passionate volunteers and our dedicated community partners.