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Welcome 826 MSP!

July 31, 2019

826 National is thrilled to welcome 826 MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul) and their young writers to the 826 Network! Miles from the planet’s seas and amidst the infamously cold Minnesota winters, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) was founded. A group of dedicated … Continue reading

Join 826 National and Cartoon Network for the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge

March 18, 2019

826 National is proud to announce the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge, presented in collaboration with Cartoon Network and The FriXion Erasable Pen by Pilot Pens.    Join the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge for a chance to … 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

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

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

826 Network Featured on CNN

August 30, 2018

“What we’re really about is helping young people improve their writing skills, but first, they feel welcomed.” Our co-founder Nínive Calegari talked to CNN about the beginning of the 826 Network, our famous store-fronts, and how important it is to … Continue reading