On December 8, our Creative Writing Lab students (AKA the Budding Bloggers) paid a visit to The Pirate Store in Oakland. This store is a clever disguise for 826 Valencia, a terrific nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills. They also have a range of programs to help teachers inspire their students to write.
A fun time was had by all, and, as you can see from the picture, 826 Valencia also does, in fact, sell a wide range of much-needed pirating supplies. Arrrgh!