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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

Students Stop Bullying One Story At a Time

December 12, 2017

826 National and Cartoon Network believe students have the power and perspective to end a pervasive culture of bullying, and that those perspectives should be heard on a national scale. To that end, the two partners launched the Inclusion Storytelling … Continue reading

Introducing 826 Digital

October 30, 2017

New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess 826 National proudly introduces 826 Digital: Inventive Resources to Ignite a Love of Writing SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to … Continue reading

A Welcome Letter from Laura Brief, 826 National’s New CEO

October 2, 2017

I am thrilled to be joining this team. For the entirety of my career, I have considered 826 as an organization that readily deserves my and the rest of the country’s admiration. The reason for that is simple: the work … Continue reading

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