Our Mission: The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. At Fearless Ideas, we believe significant learning happens with individual attention and that strong writing skills are essential for future success.

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Teri’s BREAKING NEWS Update!

BREAKING NEWS! Teri here. After searching high and low to find the perfect (not almost perfect, we mean perfect) candidate to carry the Big Boss Torch for the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas into the next decade, someone to ride herd on the enormous talents of our gifted staff,...//more

Teri’s Update – September 2016

Drumroll, please.... WE. ARE. BACK. Okay, to be totally honest, we’ll be fussing about with unpacking and tidying up right up until our first students arrive for afterschool tutoring on Wednesday, but we are back and it feels great. We couldn’t have done it without a ton of help....//more

Teri’s Update – July 2016

Hello BFI Fans! It’s July. In three months, I will no longer be the Executive Director of BFI. How does it feel? GREAT! No, wait! SAD! But sort of exciting. And everything else. Change is good for humans and organizations and while I plan to lurk in the hallways doing interesting things...//more

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Encyclopedia Greenwoodia

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BFI's newest book, a compendium of writings exploring our beloved Greenwood, takes on new meaning after the recent destruction in our neighborhood. Produced with a grant from 4Culture, Encyclopedia Greenwoodia is a sweet, smart, loving tribute to a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. Buy the book here or at Greenwood stores. All profits benefit the Greenwood Emergency Relief Fund. 

Encyclopedia Greenwoodia includes everything from kid-penned profiles of neighborhood artists to children's mystery stories set in neighborhood businesses to insightful maps and histories from professional-writer adults. The very first piece in the book, written by a BFI student, is about our departed neighbor, Mr. Gyros

Thanks to BFI all-star Bill Thorness, who spearheaded the creation of Encyclopedia Greenwoodia.