Gerald Richards says creating a fun environment, ripe with hands-on interaction, is crucial for getting reluctant kids to learn.

As CEO of 826 National, Gerald Richards is always searching for new ways the get children interested in the process of learning. According to him, the key to successful teaching is through a creative and fun environment, where the material can be easily accessed and is understandable to kids. 826 National has several locations throughout the US, which are a blend of storefront and tutoring center. The shops have quirky fun themes such as the ‘Superhero Supples Store’, or the ‘Pirate Supplies Store’, and kids have to walk through the shop to get to the tutoring center in the back.

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