• Transition Writing workshop at Hermitage Primary

  • Author Ian Rankin with S1 pupils from Leith Academy

  • Young writers signing their newly-published book

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope

—Kofi Annan

One quarter of all Scots pupils leave primary school functionally illiterate. The Super Power Agency is a Scottish charity on a mission to change that statistic.

We produce workshops and creative programmes to get young people excited about writing – a life skill most of us take for granted. Join us in supporting 8-18 year olds as we provide inspiration to foster aspiration.

  • students served since 2018


    students served since 2018

  • school partners and growing


    school partners and growing

  • volunteers



  • books published


    books published

Write Yourself into Our Story!

Volunteer Your Super Powers

The Super Power Agency aims to improve self-esteem and foster aspiration via the most fundamental superpower – the ability to write.

And we couldn’t do this without our team of dedicated and passionate volunteers who give their time and talent to help young people express themselves. Your country needs you!

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Existing Volunteers

Already signed up with The Super Power Agency? We have a host of useful information and resources to help you use your super powers to the fullest!

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Donate to the Super Power Agency

  • We don’t receive any government funding and rely 100% on donations.

    The Super Power Agency has worked with more than 2,000 students from 12 Scottish schools since 2018.

    Your financial help has run more than 30 workshops and published 17 books, created by children who now call themselves authors.

    When you give, you ensure our work expands, providing new opportunities for children and young people across Scotland.

    To see where the money goes, request a copy of our accounts.

    Donate to the Super Power Agency
  • The Super Power Agency were probably the greatest outside agency I’ve ever worked with. They’re always keen, excited happy.

    Rory Brown, English Teacher, Broughton HSBook Project: Pen Pals: Through the Years. Writing Workshop: Myths and Legends

A BIG Thank You To…

The Super Power Agency would like to thank the following organisations for their kind donations.