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Support 826 National and the power of youth voices this holiday season

November 27, 2020

Writing is an act of joy and freedom. It has the power to open doors and catalyze new possibilities for young people. Through pencils, pens, and keyboards, our students conjure universes, build understanding and empathy, and write their paths forward. … Continue reading

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Essential Words: Students honor essential workers with words of encouragement

November 24, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, we’ve been encouraging students to share their voices in an essential way and send letters of gratitude to people who could use support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the values of essential workers as … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Kindness Day with Cartoon Network

November 13, 2020

“We can treat everyone equally. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what color your skin is. We are all humans and deserve to be treated the same way as all other humans.”–Aanya K., grade 3, 826LA “How would … Continue reading

Fostering civic engagement through writing

October 30, 2020

At 826, our work is centered on elevating youth voices by offering tools and platforms for self-expression. Through thought-provoking writing projects and lessons, we invite students to think critically about the world we live in and join the conversation around … Continue reading

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Redefining Publishing in the 826 Network

October 8, 2020

At 826, we believe that the power and joy of writing should be accessible to every student in every classroom. But with school closures and all the hurdles that ensued, we had to reimage what publishing could look like in … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to Our 2020/21 VISTAs!

October 7, 2020

826 National is excited to welcome four (three new and one returning) AmeriCorps VISTA members to support our team in the 2020-21 school year. AmeriCorps members are passionate individuals who dedicate an entire year of service to a nonprofit organization … Continue reading

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Write for Inclusion with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up

September 24, 2020

“The reason you should accept people the way they are is because everybody is different and people have feelings as soft as feathers.” — Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we’re excited to partner with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Young Authors’ Book Projects on 826 Day

August 25, 2020

“We want to show that we are aware of the social problems affecting us and our communities and that we yearn for imminent change to happen.” —Ysatti, Christofer, Laisha, and Maria, the Student Editorial Board of 826 Boston’s My Generation … Continue reading

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Imagining 826’s future with our newest board members

August 21, 2020

Each year, over 5,000 volunteers make it possible for The 826 National Network to equip nearly 80,000 students with writing skills and platforms to share their diverse perspectives. Among those volunteers is 826 National’s Board of Directors, passionate leaders who … Continue reading