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May 4, 2018

A local organization lets children’s imaginations run wild in order to develop them into strong writers.

826DC wants young people to love writing instead of fearing it.

Once you get him going about one of his stories, his imagination takes over. Rechab Telke, 8, loves dreaming up a story in his head and making it come to life.

“I just imagine things I see from books and then try and mix it up with a sentence,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a policy brief or a compelling Yelp review, you need to know how to write to get to your goal,” Executive Director Zachary Clark said.

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