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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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Students Served

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Student Publications

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Teachers Served

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After-School Tutoring Sessions

4,821

Active Volunteers

568

Writing Workshops

How 826 National is transforming education – CBS Feature

January 28, 2017

There’s a lot of debate in Washington right now about how money should be spent on education, including funding for public versus charter schools. But nonprofit organizations aren’t around for politicians to decide. Jamie Wax looks at one group that … Continue reading

Tapping New Orlean’s Haunted History To Give Student Voices A Boost – GOOD Magazine Feature

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

The 826 Stand

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

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