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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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32,112

Students Served

898

Student Publications

957

Teachers Served

1,549

After-School Tutoring Sessions

4,821

Active Volunteers

568

Writing Workshops

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

The 826 Stand

July 14, 2016

826 National was inspired to take a stand on issues of inclusion and diversity in light of the many events that spotlighted social and racial injustices throughout the country. We as educators, volunteers, and caring adults need to be aware … Continue reading

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