Benjamin Salka is the co-founder and CEO of Story Pirates, an education and media company based in New York and Los Angeles. Learn more.

I'm on a mission and I'm not going to rest until an entire generation of kids believes that learning and playing are the same thing.

I co-founded Story Pirates in 2004 to show children that their words, ideas and stories matter. Since then, I've assembled several hundred of the world's best comdians and teachers to turn education on its head. When great storytellers work with seasoned educators on upgrading traditional curricula, the results are mind-blowing learning experiences that stay with children forever. 

My incredible team of talented Story Pirates is showing the world that 21st century education is more collaborative, more creative, more engaging, more effective, and more enjoyable for kids, teachers and parents than anyone could have imagined.