826 Network Stories

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

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