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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38,505

Students Served at 826 Chapters

31,095

Students Reached By 826 Digital

993

Student Publications

1,194

Teachers Served

1,972

After-School Tutoring Sessions

4,073

Active Volunteers

434

In-School Projects

895

Field Trips

323

Writing Workshops

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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Top 10 Things Adults Can Learn from Teens about Social Media

May 21, 2019

Joel Arquillos, 826LA Executive Director, shares 10 things he’s learned from teens about social media in 826 National’s newest publication True Connections.

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A Tour of 826 Chapter in Development Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

March 8, 2019

“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

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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