826 Network Stories

Writing for Justice: Black Lives Matter

June 16, 2020

“Let’s write / make things right.” –Paris A., Grade 9, 826LA Dear 826 Community, I write this to you as our communities, our hearts, and much of the nation are afire with the anguish of Black lives ended, upended, and … Continue reading

826 Dallas Project’s first book examines culture, race, and COVID-19

May 21, 2020

“My friends, whom I shared these past four years with all are capable of changing the world, literally. I have no doubt that many of them will go on to do great things. And it is because of this feeling … Continue reading

This Moment is a Message: The 826 National Network During COVID-19

May 8, 2020

“Writing is a gift in a time like this. Now is the time to do our best work. This moment is a message. The message is not to stop writing. Write harder. Write more. Write your truth.”—  National Book Award-winner … Continue reading

In Poets in Revolt! young people write for empathy and justice

April 20, 2020

“Let’s write / make things right.” –Paris A., Grade 9, 826LA Whether it’s the March for Our Lives, the Youth Climate Strike, or Black Lives Matter, young people are at the frontlines of combating injustice and changing the world. Poets … Continue reading

The 826 National Network Believes It’s A Good Time to Write

April 15, 2020

In the 826 National Network, we believe that writing is an act of joy and freedom. Through our pencils, pens, markers, and keyboards, we can conjure universes, build understanding and empathy, and catalyze change. As our communities are sheltered in … Continue reading

An Interview with our Director of Research and Evaluation, Lauren Broder

January 31, 2020

826 National is currently seeking applicants for a Director of Research and Evaluation. Learn more about what it’s like to work at 826 National from Lauren Broder, Ph.D., 826 National’s Director of Research and Evaluation, who leaves us some words … Continue reading

An Interview with our Director of Development, Maggie Andrews

January 31, 2020

826 National is currently seeking applicants for a Director of Development. Learn more about what it’s like to work at 826 National from Maggie Andrews, our outgoing Director of Development, who is moving on from the role after five years. … Continue reading

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

‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up’ Bookmaking Kits Are Back

January 8, 2020

Take the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge with your FREE Bookmaking Kit from 826 National, Cartoon Network, and Pilot Pen. Continue reading