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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A Warm Welcome to 826 MSP and Their Young Writers!

August 27, 2019

Minneapolis/St. Paul is now home to the ninth chapter in the 826 Network — and we can’t wait to “sea” what happens next. Continue reading

826 National and Amazon are Teaming Up.

July 22, 2019

1. Select 826 National: Log onto AmazonSmile using your existing Amazon account, and search for 826 National in the welcome screen. You only have to select 826 National once, and the system will remember your choice. 2. Save: Bookmark AmazonSmile … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Says Hello to 826DC

November 2, 2018

“Keep writing, keep working hard, and know that I’m thinking about you, and I’m proud of you.” Last week, magic really happened at 826DC when students received a special message from fellow writer, Michelle Obama. Writing can be hard sometimes, but … Continue reading

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