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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826 National is excited to announce that students across the country will have the chance to become published poets in 2019! In collaboration with Amplifier and inaugural U.S.Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, we are now accepting student submissions for a … Continue reading →
“I think if you guys come to MOI it’ll be really fun and you’ll meet a lot of new friends.” Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (and an 826 Chapter In Development) student Selama gave us a tour of their very new building! 🌊✍🏾 Find … Continue reading →
“Keep writing, keep working hard, and know that I’m thinking about you, and I’m proud of you.” Last week, magic really happened at 826DC when students received a special message from fellow writer, Michelle Obama. Writing can be hard sometimes, but … Continue reading →