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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“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 →
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 →
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 →