On a literary basis alone, the evocative and potent phrases she uses to express her gratitude are enough to warm the hearts of our seasoned writing teachers. Most moving of all, though, is that Mia will forever associate one of her fondest childhood memories with learning.
So many kids today have negative feelings about school. Can you blame them? In our paralyzed education system, the fear of failure long ago replaced the joy of discovery. That’s why the Story Pirates stormed into 276 schools across the country last year, with the aim of providing life-altering learning experiences that bring imagination back to the classroom.
From those schools, we received TWENTY THOUSAND original stories from kids just like Mia. Through writing, many of those children experienced the joy and triumph of their own innate creativity for the very first time.
As 2014 approaches, we need your support to visit more low-income schools like Elmhurst. If you’re moved by Mia’s irrepressible words, please make a tax-deductible gift to Story Pirates today. With your support, we’ll bring more kids the best three minutes of their entire childhood lives.
Thank you very, very much.