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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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805

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Our students’ words will make you smile, think, sigh, cry so hard you laugh, and laugh so much you cry. Get ready to be inspired.

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The Washington Post Reveals Why 826 Students Actually Love Writing

January 10, 2020

At 826, our North Star is a belief in the power of writing and the power of young people — because we know their voices matter. And as the largest youth writing network in the country, we’re dedicated to ensuring … Continue reading

Join the 826 Digital ‘Write Start Challenge’

January 6, 2020

At 826 National, we know writing is a key that unlocks possibilities, opens doors to our imagination, and challenges us to grow. That’s why we’re urging everyone — students, educators, and aspiring authors — to join us as we celebrate … 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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