826 Network Stories

Honoring Our Volunteers

April 12, 2019

April is National Volunteer Month, and each year, approximately 5,000 active volunteers around the country make our work possible and keep our programs free of charge. From helping out at an event or playing a very grumpy publisher to designing cool store products or … Continue reading

Celebrating National Library Week

April 12, 2019

For students, libraries are symphonies halls, airports, magical kingdoms, labyrinths, and laboratories. For students, libraries are safe spaces. And in celebration of National Library Week, we are sharing how some of our chapters are partnering with their local libraries! We hope … Continue reading

Join 826 National and Cartoon Network for the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge

March 18, 2019

826 National is proud to announce the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge, presented in collaboration with Cartoon Network and The FriXion Erasable Pen by Pilot Pens.    Join the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge for a chance to … Continue reading

CALLING ALL REVOLUTIONARY POETS AND EDUCATORS!

March 13, 2019

826 National is excited to announce that students across the country will have the chance to become published poets in 2019! In collaboration with Amplifier and inaugural U.S.Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, we are now accepting student submissions for a … Continue reading

A Tour of 826 Chapter in Development Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

March 8, 2019

“I think if you guys come to MOI it’ll be really fun and you’ll meet a lot of new friends.”  Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (and an 826 Chapter In Development) student Selama gave us a tour of their very new building! 🌊✍🏾 Find … Continue reading

Student Quote Wallpapers

February 24, 2019

We turned student quotes into desktop and phone wallpapers! We hope that the words of these young writers motivate you, inspire you, and encourage you to laugh every day, be more vulnerable, maybe even cry just a little, show up stronger, … Continue reading

826 Valencia Alumni Featured in The New Yorker

February 7, 2019

We are immensely proud of former 826 Valencia student Sally Men Wao, whose new book of poetry was recently featured in the New Yorker Magazine. Sally has managed to perfectly encapsulate what it looks like to live in a digital … Continue reading

International Collective Belief Statement

February 7, 2019

What does the international youth writing community look like? There are more than two billion young people in the world today, and each deserves the opportunity to tell their stories and to be heard. And there are more than 50 … Continue reading

826 Digital and ADL Partnership

February 7, 2019

In keeping with one of 826’s core values, You Are Welcome Here, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Anti­Defamation League (ADL) to bring 826 Digital to over 1,700 #NoPlaceForHate schools across the country. This acclaimed ADL … Continue reading