Our Core Values
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.
2016-2017 by the numbers
After-School Tutoring Sessions
826 National Stories
May 9, 2018
On May 9, 2018, 826 National was approved for a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant to support reaching young writers and empowering educators everywhere through 826 Digital. Our new pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital, will make the 826 methodology and engaged … Continue reading