826 National CEO Laura Brief Featured on ABC7 San Francisco

February 11, 2021

 

Following the Inauguration, 826 National’s CEO Laura Brief spoke with ABC7 News about Amanda Gorman’s role as a leader of the 826 movement.

‘”Amanda showed us all what’s possible. She truly embodies our mission,” said Laura Brief, CEO of 826 National.

826 National is a San Francisco-based national non-profit dedicated to strengthening creative writing skills in students aged 6 to 18-years-old.

Gorman serves on the board of the organization and is featured in instructional videos used to coach young writers in their journey.

826 National typically serves 9,000 students in San Francisco each year. This year, due to COVID-19, the organization is working closely with 2,300 students who attend the San Francisco Unified School District.

“Reading is access. That’s tremendously important, but writing is power,” said Brief. “We strive to ensure that the power and joy of writing is getting into the hands of young people.”’

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