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After-School Writing Programs

offer students ages 6-18 in-person and virtual opportunities to write and tell their stories at our Greenwood and Yesler Terrace locations. Students also have the opportunity to work together in writing and storytelling clubs, focus on individual projects, and learn from visiting guest writers, artists, and experts. Our overall approach, along with focused activities, nurtures emotional awareness, elevates creative voice, and builds a strong community.

Our Program Managers are experienced educators practicing Social and Emotional Learning and the tenets of Growth Mindset. They draw on the whole of the Fearless Ideas community, which includes the active participation of families and the help of trained volunteers. Ultimately, the success of our After-School Writing Programs rely on students who bring a genuine desire to learn and a commitment to be kind, creative, and fearless.

Our yearly calendar and emergency cancellations adhere to those set by Seattle Public Schools. 


I enjoyed the ways you were able to connect us with ourselves and the whole group through writing and creativity." 

- Fearless Ideas Student in 2020


After-School Writing 


Spring Programs

Spring 2024 programs begin the week of March 4th and end the week of May 20th. There will be no programs the week of April 8 due to Spring Break at Seattle Public Schools. 

Virtual After School Program - Spring 

The following program takes place virtually via Zoom. All times are Pacific Times. Please submit an interest form for this program and/or in-person Greenwood  programs. 

ONLINE WRITER'S LAB (OWL) presents: Storytelling Magic 

Mondays via Zoom, 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Ages:  3rd-6th grade

Dates: March 4th - May 20th (weekly)

Join us online via ZOOM on Mondays for OWL, our Online Writer's Lab, as we adventure into the world of storytelling! Inspired by visual artists, authors, poets, thinkers, musicians, and more, we will focus on exploring imaginative ideas and self-expression through creative writing exercises that add to our storytelling toolbox. 


NOTE: For Spring '24, Online Writer's Lab (OWL) on Mondays will be sharing programming content with Greenwood Storytelling Magic on Thursdays. We recommend selecting either OWL (virtual) or Storytelling Magic (in-person at Greenwood). 

Greenwood After School Programs - Spring

The following programs take place at our Greenwood location, 8414 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.  Please submit an interest form for these programs or the virtual OWL program. 

PLEASE NOTE: Greenwood After School Programs have been delayed a week due to work not being done in our space. The new start dates for each in-person program are reflected below. 


Tuesdays,  4:00pm - 6:00pm 

Grades:  6th-12th

Dates: March 12 - May 21st (weekly)


Idea Lounge is for 6th-12th graders interested in writing and exploring big ideas. We will explore creativity, self-expression, and critical thinking through a weekly writing practice,  philosophical discussions, and creative writing prompts. Idea Lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere with a portion of our time each week dedicated to "free-time" for attendees to work on homework, outside art or writing projects, or workshop creative ideas with group members and/or BFI staff.


Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Grades: 3rd-5th grade

Dates: March 13th - May 22nd (weekly)


Join us on Wednesdays at Fearless Ideas Greenwood as we explore some of the tactile elements of storytelling! Create Space is a hands-on learning experience geared toward storytelling and creative expression through visual arts and crafts. With Fearless Ideas' wall of art supplies at our disposal, students will work individually and in collaboration to imagine new worlds, and reimagine the world around them. 


Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Ages:  3rd-5th grade

Dates: March 14th - May 23rd (weekly)

Join us (in-person) on Thursdays at Fearless Ideas Greenwood for Storytelling Magic as we adventure into the world of storytelling! Inspired by visual artists, authors, poets, thinkers, musicians, and more, we will focus on exploring imaginative ideas and self-expression through creative writing exercises that add to our storytelling toolbox. 

NOTE: For Spring '24, Storytelling Magic on Thursdays will be sharing programming content with Online Writer's Lab (OWL) on Mondays. We recommend selecting either OWL (virtual) or Storytelling Magic (in-person). 

Yesler Terrace After School Programs 

The following programs take place at our Yesler Terrace location, 221 10th Ave S #174, Seattle, WA 98104 (Hoa Mai Building).

These are a continuation of our Fall Programs, but we are always open to new young people joining our programming. If you'd like to join the programs, please reach out to Yesler Terrace Program Manager, Roberto Ascalon.

Idea Book (for Elementary School Students)

Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm @ Yesler Terrace

Grades 1 - 5


Are you looking for a safe creative space to craft, write, and collaborate on ideas with peers? The Fearless Activity Club on Tuesdays at BFI Yesler Terrace is a time for elementary school students to meet to stretch our imaginations and build community. Young people will work individually and collectively on projects and ideas, and we invite you to join the club.

Create Space

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm @ Yesler Terrace

Grades 1 - 5


Elementary grade students meet on Wednesdays at BFI Yesler Terrace to stretch imaginations after a long day at school. This fall, we’ll explore what it means to be creative, and how that creativity inspires stories and narratives about ourselves, the community around us, and the world at large. We’ll focus on self creativity and building community with peers with collaborative activities. This is the time for students to come ready to be creative, be fearless, and to share with kindness.

Storytelling Magic 

Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm @ Yesler Terrace

Grades 1 - 5


Elementary grade students meet on Thursdays at BFI Yesler Terrace to explore the magical world of writing. We’ll focus on various styles of writing and storytelling, and this spring the students will work towards a collection of their own original works. Students will work individually and collectively with peers on activities to stretch their storytelling ideas and skills, reflecting on how their skills have “magically transformed” over the course of the semester.

Winter Programs

Winter 2024 programs began Tuesday, January 23 in Greenwood and run through Thursday, February 15.

Greenwood Writers' Lab: Experiments in Dreaming

Ages: 6th - 9th grade

Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm @ Greenwood
Dates: Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, & Feb 13

In this four-part workshop, we will focus on generating new creative writing each session using writing games and “experiments,” designed to activate the imagination and inspire new ideas. Borrowing from the Surrealists, we’ll explore “dream language” with a focus on expanding the depth of imagery in our writing.

Sonic Sounds: The Music of Poetry
Ages: 2nd - 5th grade

Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ Greenwood
Dates: Jan. 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, & Feb 14

Join our playful poetry workshop full of sound and song inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, and other musical poets. We’ll write our own rhyming poems, and explore the fun, the silly, and also the empowering sense of play that rhythm and rhyme offer us.

Writers' Quest: An Adventure in Storytelling
Ages: 2nd - 5th grade 

Time: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm @ Greenwood
Dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, & Feb 15

Join our “quest” themed storytelling adventure as we continue the writer’s journey to defeat “Writer’s Block!” We will fearlessly explore new “lands” that each provide a creative writing skill to acquire, while practicing tools to keep our imagination cranking out new creative ideas!

Questions about programs? Feel free to reach out to us via email

Greenwood Program Manager, Matt Gano

Yesler Terrace Program Manager, Roberto Ascalon

Virtual Programs
Greenwood Programs
Yesler Programs

Program Costs

We are committed to making sure our programs are accessible to everyone. As in the past, our after-school programs will be offered for free, but we encourage you to consider a donation in lieu of a fee. Your support will greatly help us continue to offer high-quality programming to more families in our community. If you are interested in making a donation (of any amount) to empower this work, please click HERE.


Questions about our After School writing Programs? Contact us via email here

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