826 Network Stories

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

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 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

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