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826 National amplifies the impact of our national network of youth writing and publishing centers, and the words of young authors. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success.

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Our students’ words will make you smile, think, sigh, cry so hard you laugh, and laugh so much you cry. Get ready to be inspired.

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826 Dallas Project’s first book examines culture, race, and COVID-19

May 21, 2020

“My friends, whom I shared these past four years with all are capable of changing the world, literally. I have no doubt that many of them will go on to do great things. And it is because of this feeling … Continue reading

This Moment is a Message: The 826 National Network During COVID-19

May 8, 2020

“Writing is a gift in a time like this. Now is the time to do our best work. This moment is a message. The message is not to stop writing. Write harder. Write more. Write your truth.”—  National Book Award-winner … Continue reading

In Poets in Revolt! young people write for empathy and justice

April 20, 2020

“Let’s write / make things right.” –Paris A., Grade 9, 826LA Whether it’s the March for Our Lives, the Youth Climate Strike, or Black Lives Matter, young people are at the frontlines of combating injustice and changing the world. Poets … Continue reading

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