826 Network Stories

Introducing 826 Digital

October 30, 2017

New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess 826 National proudly introduces 826 Digital: Inventive Resources to Ignite a Love of Writing SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to … Continue reading

Peach Rose | 826NYC

October 17, 2017

Latin Name: Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’. My plant would dress in casual attire but with a don’t-really-care attitude. My plant tries to fit in  but is usually forgotten, so it is basically a loner. My plant takes a lot of … Continue reading

A Welcome Letter from Laura Brief, 826 National’s New CEO

October 2, 2017

I am thrilled to be joining this team. For the entirety of my career, I have considered 826 as an organization that readily deserves my and the rest of the country’s admiration. The reason for that is simple: the work … Continue reading

CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS AND DIGITAL MAVENS…SUBMIT YOUR ESSAYS BY OCTOBER 27TH!

September 20, 2017

826 National and Common Sense Media are excited to announce that they are putting together a book wherein young writers explore their relationship with the internet, with social media, and with the digital world in general. For a short time, … Continue reading

We Are Models | 826NYC

August 17, 2017

We’re all different… Why would society want us all the “same”? Who says we can’t be ourselves— Fake… It’s  what society  wants Tall, skinny…”Barbie-figured” It’s all skin and bones! Blue eyes…blonde hair, Don’t care…right? What about…the other parts of society? … Continue reading

Me vs. Bad Luck | 826DC

July 18, 2017

At 1:59 p.m., almost two o’clock, the rides were full of people. No seat was empty for the ride where you lay down and you go up…down…up…down, and it keeps on going. I felt like I was going to fall … Continue reading

Tapping New Orlean’s Haunted History To Give Student Voices A Boost – GOOD Magazine Feature

July 7, 2017

From the ghosts of tortured slaves at LaLaurie House in the French Quarter, to the spirits said to lurk in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans has a reputation as one of the most haunted places in the United … Continue reading

New YABP Book Releases Hot off the Presses!

June 22, 2017

For students across the 826 network, the end of the school year means summer vacation and the release of new publications, showcasing their hard work and creativity. From 826 Boston’s very first illustrated book to 826NYC’s creative take on food justice issues, there’s something … Continue reading

Summer’s Story

May 9, 2017

  As the car pulled into the driveway, I saw the spitting image of the perfect house for a middle class family in America, with a white picket fence and green grass. Surprisingly, there was also a mural of Maya … Continue reading