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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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Write for Inclusion

Write for Inclusion with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up

September 24, 2020

“The reason you should accept people the way they are is because everybody is different and people have feelings as soft as feathers.” — Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we’re excited to partner with … Continue reading

For Every One - Jason Reynolds

A ‘Firelight’ For Every Dreamer: Jason Reynolds and 826 National present “For Every One”

August 20, 2020

“Dear future self, tell me that all the hard work, sleepless nights, and early mornings paid off. Tell me that all the suffering that I’m going through now has a good outcome.” —from “Dear Future Self” by Janeth C., Grade … Continue reading

826 Dallas Project’s first book examines culture, race, and COVID-19

May 21, 2020

“My friends, whom I shared these past four years with all are capable of changing the world, literally. I have no doubt that many of them will go on to do great things. And it is because of this feeling … Continue reading

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