826 Network Stories

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

Top Ten Moments from 2018

December 16, 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than to celebrate our creative, funny, brilliant young writers. Join us as we highlight 10 moments of joy and exploration from 2018 across the 826 Network.  

A Space Meant For All People | 826 New Orleans

November 9, 2018

Was Ruby Bridges old when she fought racism? No, she was not. She was a kid. Ruby Bridges deserves a monument because she fought racism by herself. She was the first Black American to go to a White school in … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Says Hello to 826DC

November 2, 2018

“Keep writing, keep working hard, and know that I’m thinking about you, and I’m proud of you.” Last week, magic really happened at 826DC when students received a special message from fellow writer, Michelle Obama. Writing can be hard sometimes, but … Continue reading

Flores Around The Block | 826michigan

September 23, 2018

Around the block there are flowers, roses and daisies. They’re beautiful. There is a garden. There are a lot of flowers and cute cats. There are butterflies. Sometimes there are parties. When my neighbors have a party, they have dances … Continue reading

Once More, She Repeated A Pattern | 826 Boston

September 23, 2018

Often she approaches me with a bunch of papers and asks me to read and explain them to her. I know for sure what kind of information the papers contain. It’s either another English course opening up that she wants … Continue reading

Am I Your Wildest Dream? | 826LA

September 23, 2018

To My Dearest Ancestors, Because of you I have power, strength, and resilience burning in my veins, passing through every ounce of my body. But I’m left with one question for you: Am I Your Wildest Dream? Did you ever … Continue reading