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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Stopping Bullying Starts With ‘Include Someone, Make a Difference’

October 4, 2019

Orange isn’t only the color of fall leaves and pumpkins. In October, it’s also the color of bullying prevention! Throughout the month we’re out to help students stop bullying before it starts through “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest … Continue reading

826 Is on BBC Radio! Kapow!

September 30, 2019

826NYC and 826 Boston recently had a very special visitor: award-winning writer, producer, and presenter Cathy FitzGerald. This summer, London-based FitzGerald flew across the pond to discover the magic of 826, and she’s telling the world all about it! On … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Says Hello to 826DC

November 2, 2018

“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

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