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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.

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Writing Workshops

Welcome 826 New Orleans!

May 21, 2018

826 National is proud to welcome 826 New Orleans to our national movement for writing and creativity. Once upon a time, there was a literal big class of 43 first graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Louisiana. Inspired by the 826 model, educators … Continue reading

The 826 Network Pen Pal Project

May 18, 2018

Writing connects us. From Instagram captions to emails, writing is a touchstone for our lives. And while we are increasingly swapping pencils for thumbs and pens for keyboards, writing continues to guide the way we connect with one another. May … Continue reading

826DC | Featured on NBC Washington

May 4, 2018

“826DC wants young people to love #writing instead of fearing it.” Continue reading

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