826 Network Stories

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

Join the 826 Digital ‘Write Start Challenge’

January 6, 2020

At 826 National, we know writing is a key that unlocks possibilities, opens doors to our imagination, and challenges us to grow. That’s why we’re urging everyone — students, educators, and aspiring authors — to join us as we celebrate … Continue reading

Ring in the Holidays (and Support 826!) With ‘A Very She & Him Christmas’

December 4, 2019

 ‘Tis the season for carols and jingles — and singing along to a classic holiday album: A Very She & Him Christmas!  Recorded by Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him) and released in 2011 by Merge Records, an independent record … Continue reading

Celebrating the Power of Student Voice at the 826 Story Soirée

December 4, 2019

Celebrating a movement centered on creativity, democracy, and amplifying student voice through writing. That’s what happened on Nov. 7 in New York City at the inaugural 826 Story Soirée, an evening hosted by 826 National and 826NYC.  The event, held … Continue reading

826 National and Reach Higher Put Students on the Path to College

December 3, 2019

What happens when you combine the existing free college writing support offered by chapters in the 826 Network with Reach Higher’s expertise in creating a college-going movement? You get The Great College Essay Project, an effort launched this fall to … Continue reading

826 Students Write the Power of Inclusion

November 27, 2019

Sharing their advice on building inclusive spaces and writing narrative responses that demonstrate the power of inclusion. That’s what 826 chapters and students across the country did this fall as part of “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest collaboration … Continue reading

10 Tips From 826 Students for a More Welcoming Classroom

October 23, 2019

Name-calling, whispering campaigns, hurtful teasing, being excluded from activities, and physical abuse — these are just some of the bullying behaviors 1 in 5 students nationwide experience every day at school. It’s painful in the moment to be bullied by your … Continue reading

Expanding Higher Ed Access With The Great College Essay Project

October 18, 2019

Transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized tests — it’s the time of year when high school seniors are checking items off their college admissions to-do lists. And then there’s the all-important application essay, the chance to convey in a few hundred … Continue reading