One of the recipients of the 2008 TED Prize, Dave Eggers talks about his literacy project, 826 Valencia, that has since grown into 8 chapters across the Unites States. 826 Valencia is a non-profit writing and tutoring center for kids that also publishes their contributions and includes pirate/superhero supply stores! Dave concludes by making his TED prize wish - A call for everyone to personally engage in local schools.

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  • Learn more about Dave Eggers and the 826 National.
  • Watch how Babar Ali, perhaps the youngest headmaster in the world, has been sharing his school lessons with more than 800 students every day!
  • Reflect on the importance of Dave's TED Prize wish - Volunteer to support a school near you. Visit Once Upon A School to find out how you can help.

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