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“If you teach kids how to tell stories, they have a better chance at everything.”

- Sherman Alexie,

PEN/Faulkner award winning author and 826 Seattle volunteer

Last year, with the help of nearly 5,000 active volunteers, 826 National served 31,669 students and 933 teachers, with over 1,700 after-school tutoring sessions, 756 field trips and 351 writing workshops. We may be literary types, but we like strong numbers, too.