826 Network Stories

Stopping Bullying Starts With ‘Include Someone, Make a Difference’

October 4, 2019

Orange isn’t only the color of fall leaves and pumpkins. In October, it’s also the color of bullying prevention! Throughout the month we’re out to help students stop bullying before it starts through “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest … Continue reading

826 Is on BBC Radio! Kapow!

September 30, 2019

826NYC and 826 Boston recently had a very special visitor: award-winning writer, producer, and presenter Cathy FitzGerald. This summer, London-based FitzGerald flew across the pond to discover the magic of 826, and she’s telling the world all about it! On … Continue reading

826 Students Guest Edit ‘The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019’

September 30, 2019

Get ready to make some space on your bookshelf because The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 is here!  826 National once again has the honor of serving as the series’ editor and New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki — author … Continue reading

Artist Jenny Holzer Features 826 Students in World Trade Center Installation

September 13, 2019

When you walk into 7 World Trade Center, dazzling LED lights not only greet you, they speak to you. Literally. The lights are inspired poetry written by 826NYC students — words brought to life 18 years after 9/11 touched the … Continue reading

Ozy.com Takes its Readers to a Future Written by 826 Students

September 12, 2019

A “curious display of doughnuts” and students writing their futures. That’s what writer Cameron Berger discovered when he paid a visit to 826LA and it’s Echo Park Time Travel Mart.  And as Berger detailed in “Where Kids Reap the Rewards … Continue reading

Write the Future With 826 and Tattly Does Good!

September 5, 2019

Who writes the future? Here at 826, the answer is always our students. That’s why we’re thrilled to share “Write the Future,” our collaboration with temporary tattoo design company Tattly! The colorful wearable art, designed by fine artist, author, and … Continue reading

Introducing Tesa, Featured Student Writer of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge!

September 3, 2019

826 National is proud to announce a featured student writer in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge, presented in collaboration with Cartoon Network and The FriXion Erasable Pen by Pilot Pen: Tesa, a third grader from Georgia!  Tesa’s story … Continue reading

A Warm Welcome to 826 MSP and Their Young Writers!

August 27, 2019

Minneapolis/St. Paul is now home to the ninth chapter in the 826 Network — and we can’t wait to “sea” what happens next. Continue reading

826 Digital Educator Spotlight: Christie Cognevich

August 4, 2019

We’re honored to introduce you to our second 826 Digital Spotlight Educator, Christie Cognevich. Christie is a high school English teacher at Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, LA! For Christie, sometimes the abundance of creative writing resources online means … Continue reading