About us

Story Pirates is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. It all started in one public school in Harlem, New York City, when a group of friends put on a live musical improv show featuring stories written by kids. Since then Story Pirates have visited thousands of schools all across the country and have also gone on to produce one of the top Kids & Family Podcasts in the world, the 2020 iHeart Media and Webby award-winning Story Pirates Podcast, which has been downloaded over 30 million times. They’ve also released a critically acclaimed middle-grade book series with Penguin Random House and three albums, full of original songs all based on ideas from kids around the world. 

Story Pirates aim is to nurture and inspire the big thinkers, dreamers and creative problem solvers of tomorrow and to change kids lives, one story at a time. 

School Programs:

The Story Pirates have been working with schools since 2004, bringing our creative writing workshops and one-of-a-kind assemblies to students and teachers all across the country. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working at the speed of light to completely change the way we work with schools without our usual in-person visits. We have been thinking deeply about honoring our mission to celebrate the words and ideas of young people in these uncertain times and we have been exploring various ways to support schools like yours as we navigate the uncharted territory of this school year together. 

We are pleased to introduce our new virtual learning platform, Creator Club,  our new home for Story Pirates digital content and virtual programs. With Creator Club, kids can reconnect with their own creativity and imagination, and experience a new kind of learning that’s not just educational and engaging – but really, really fun. 

  • Screen-Free Activities and standards-aligned lesson plans based on episodes of the award-winning Story Pirates Podcast which has been recommended by Khan Academy, United Federation of Teachers, RedTricycle, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more!
  • Virtual Assemblies that bring student stories and ideas to life by Story Pirates talented comedians and musicians
  • Online Creative-Writing Workshops guaranteed to spark the minds of young authors and get kids ready and excited to write 
  • Digital Resources including downloadable worksheets, lesson plans and educational videos for educators to use when and how they want 
  • Professional Development to help educators navigate the uncharted waters of virtual learning and develop tools to bring Story Pirates unique style into their day-to-day teaching
  • Family Engagement our live improv performances and virtual assemblies make for great family engagement events
  • Reading & Literacy Programs our middle-grade chapter books are the perfect choice for Read-A-Thon or Pick a Reading Partner programs and our lineup of Virtual Author Visits in partnership with Random House Children’s Books give students a chance to engage directly with their favorite authors and illustrators!

Download our brochure or contact us today to get started! Mention NYS PTA Conference 2020 to receive special discounts and pricing.

Learn more about Creator Club and our new virtual school programming!

Ready to bring Story Pirates to your school? 

Download our brochure or contact us today to get started! Mention NYS PTA Conference 2020 to receive special discounts and pricing.

Videos & Free Downloadable Activities

Meet the Story Pirates by Upworthy

No Fire – SPTV Kid Story Adaptation 

My Monster Friends – SPTV Kid Story Adaptation

Hero Stories – Episode 1 – Story Pirates University Curricular Video 

Hero Kit – Companion guide to Hero Stories Video Series

Show Not Tell: Emotions – Story Pirates University Curricular Video

Show Not Tell: Emotions Worksheet – Companion worksheet to Show Not Tell Video Series 

Story Pirates Podcast – Season 4 Episode 3 – Educator Guide

Story Pirates Podcast – Season 4 Episode 3 – Family Activity Guide

Connect With Us!

Website: storypirates.com

Facebook: facebook.com/storypirates

Instagram: @Story Pirates

Twitter: @StoryPirates

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