Ahoy! Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students, ages 6 to 18, with their writing skills and homework, emphasizing cross-curricular creativity. 


Why an Oceanographic Institute in Minnesota? 

Creativity is at the heart of everything we do: from finishing homework to searching for Minnesota's lost ocean. MOI is modeled after 826 National, a nonprofit network of tutoring, publishing, and writing centers. Every chapter embraces a whimsical and quirky theme to engage both students and the community. We are developing a storefront for Midwestern oceanographers alongside our tutoring center to uniquely bridge creativity and academic support.

We are the Twin Cities' premier portal for creative writing - giving muse and amusement to kids as they captain the stories of life. Join the crew! Learn about our many program, volunteer, and donation opportunities.