Our Core Values
The Power and Potential of Youth: We believe in the power of young voices, the possibility in their ideas, and the value of their words.
The Transformative Power of Writing: We believe writing is a catalyst, it unlocks doors, builds confidence, and facilitates self-expression.
Commitment to Creativity and Learning: We nurture creative expression and foster a lifelong love of learning.
Strength of Community: We are exponentially stronger through collective engagement, which allows us to create, implement, and sustain responsive programs.
You are Welcome Here: We honor diversity, equity, and inclusion and work to ensure that everyone is respected, included, and heard.
2015-2016 by the numbers
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826 National Stories
October 2, 2017
I am thrilled to be joining this team. For the entirety of my career, I have considered 826 as an organization that readily deserves my and the rest of the country’s admiration. The reason for that is simple: the work … Continue reading
July 7, 2017
From the ghosts of tortured slaves at LaLaurie House in the French Quarter, to the spirits said to lurk in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most haunted places in the United … Continue reading
July 14, 2016
826 National was inspired to take a stand on issues of inclusion and diversity in light of the many events that spotlighted social and racial injustices throughout the country. We as educators, volunteers, and caring adults need to be aware … Continue reading