Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Story Makers?​​

    • We aim to bring a community writing hub to Downtown Chico, California. With structured and thoughtful writing workshops built on a variety of different themes, participants will register for free and be part of an eight week scheduled session -- meeting once or twice a week -- aimed at improving their communication and writing skills; supporting their creativity; and fostering relationships with both peers and positive role models. Workshops will be limited to 10 students, and be age-appropriate with a variety of sessions available based on interest and genre. Courses will be approximately one hour each meeting day. Workshops will be taught by qualified, motivated and dedicated coaches. 

  2. Are you a non-profit organization?

    • We are in the process of establishing our 501c (3) status. Currently, we are a fund beneath the umbrella of North Valley Community Foundation, operating within their non-profit incubator program. All monetary donations are 100% tax deductible. 

  3. When will you be opening?​​​​

    • We plan to have established our non-profit status and open registration ​in Fall 2021!

  4. Where will you be located?

    • Our goal is to have an office space at the new Stoble Workplace in Downtown Chico on Broadway Street with workshops being held in several conference rooms within the workplace office area. ​

  5. Who can participate and register?

    • Any child age 5-18 can register for the courses offered. Workshops will be offered based on grade level, workshop topic, writing genres, etc. There is no financial status requirements. Additionally, adult-level writing workshops will be taught on a variety of different themes. ​

  6. I am not financially able to donate, but want to help. How can I get involved?

    • Please use the Contact form to get in touch with us! We need the help and support from members of the community, and we would love to hear from you!

  7. How can I get my child signed up?

    • Please use the Contact form to get in touch with us! We are currently compiling all interested participants, and we will email you more information once we have a clear launch date in sight. Once we are ready to open our doors, there will be online registration available, and course availability will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. ​

  8. Is this just for kids, or are there courses for adults?

    • Several of our planned courses will be adult-level focused on a varity of topics from business writing to creative. We plan to have something for everyone! ​

  9. Are my donations tax deductible?

    • YES! Currently, only monetary donations are tax-deductible. Gifts in kind will be tax-deductible only after we receive our non-profit status. ​However, if you wold like to offer a gift in kind, please contact us! We are offering many different levels of sponsorship and recognition in exchange for donated services or products. 

  10. How much will the workshops cost?

    • The objective with Story Makers is to secure enough funding to be able to offer our workshops at no cost to participants and their families.  ​

"You can make anything by writing." - C.S. Lewis