Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicates that around 75% percent of American students are unable to write at their grade level expectation. Pandemic lockdowns and remote learning have only made matters worse, exacerbating underlying mental health and behavioral issues.
Housed behind the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company retail storefront, nonprofit 826nyc has established a dedicated after school tutoring center that offers free creative and expository writing support for students ages 6-18.
A growing body of research demonstrates a significant positive relationship between student creativity and both academic success and social development. Students engaged in extracurricular activities are as much as 20% less likely to drop out of high school than those who are either unable or choose not to participate.
Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. directs all proceeds to 826nyc. Visit superherosupplies.com to purchase some magic in support of the organization as students return to the classroom this year.