It’s hard to get kids’ attention these days, especially with regard to creative writing. So what if you could use time travel?
826LA (http://826la.org/) is running with that idea. Its mission statement is “a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.”
The hook is using time travel as a theme. 826LA offers Time Travel Marts in two locations to provide supplies, creative space, and volunteer help for aspiring writers from ages 6 to 18.
826LA is actually one chapter of a larger organization — 826 National (https://826national.org/), founded in 2002 in San Francisco as a tutoring center. But since the selected space was zoned for retail, something had to be sold — pirate supplies. Since then, eight more chapters have opened in major cities around the country, each with a different theme (New York City has Superhero Supply Company).
The idea may be fantasy, but the impact is far-reaching. Perhaps even into the past.
Also see “Where Kids Reap the Rewards of Time Travel” by Cameron Berger (https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/where-kids-reap-the-rewards-of-time-travel/96042?). As a non-profit, donations are appreciated.