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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

826 Network Featured on CNN

August 30, 2018

“What we’re really about is helping young people improve their writing skills, but first, they feel welcomed.” Our co-founder Nínive Calegari talked to CNN about the beginning of the 826 Network, our famous store-fronts, and how important it is to … Continue reading

Cartoon Network Animates Our Students’ Stories

August 30, 2018

In 2018, our friends at Cartoon Network animated two 826 Network student stories—one by Jekaya, Grade 4, 826 Boston (Sweater) and another by Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC (Feathers). These stories were part of the 826 National Inclusion Storytelling Project – an … Continue reading

The Grand Opening of 826 New Orleans

September 16, 2018

On #826Day, the newest 826 Chapter, 826 New Orleans, opened the doors to their new Youth Writing Center in the 7th ward of New Orleans. ✏️💛🏘️ Every 826 center is different. Every space feels different because every community is different. We are … Continue reading

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