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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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Celebrating Young Authors’ Book Projects on 826 Day

August 25, 2020

“We want to show that we are aware of the social problems affecting us and our communities and that we yearn for imminent change to happen.” —Ysatti, Christofer, Laisha, and Maria, the Student Editorial Board of 826 Boston’s My Generation … 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

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Black joy, rewriting the stars, and a glorious, poetic rage: Summer in The 826 Network

August 11, 2020

This year has been nothing short of challenging, as students, teachers, and caregivers were thrust into a sudden experiment in working and learning from home due to our global health crisis. Distance learning itself brought its own set of challenges, … Continue reading

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