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The CEO of 826National Sees a Need for Creativity Incubation Outside of Classrooms

No Right Brain Left Behind

School, unfortunately, right now, is really about tests and it’s mostly results driven.

I look at 826 as an incubator of creativity and the unbridled passion of people creating and building things, some of which you don’t really see in schools.

You get to an 826 and we are results driven. But our ‘results driven’ is about the journey of getting there and how much fun you are having along the way in creating things. There is no test at the end of anything we do.

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  • Casey Caplowe

    I love 826. But i've often felt they should have a more broad creative arts or even just visual arts counterpart to their more literary focus.

    • Viktor Venson

      Focus is good, and they sure have that. But I agree, a complementary visual arts program could be really interesting.

      • Casey Caplowe

        I while back, i bought the domain name i always thought there was something fun to be done with that idea in an arts and community sense. In case you're looking for any more side projects to collaborate on...

          • Casey Caplowe

            That's pretty much all i've got. A clever name in search of a project...