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Category: 826 In The News

826 National CEO Laura Brief Featured on ABC7 San Francisco

February 11, 2021

  Following the Inauguration, 826 National’s CEO Laura Brief spoke with ABC7 News about Amanda Gorman’s role as a leader of the 826 movement. ‘”Amanda showed us all what’s possible. She truly embodies our mission,” said Laura Brief, CEO of … Continue reading

Writing and Research: The Truth About Writing Education in America

January 22, 2021

 In our new report “The Truth About Writing Education in America: Let’s Write, Make Things Right,” 826 National set out to understand the barriers to effective and accessible writing instruction for American students. While writing and the freedom it provides … Continue reading

The Washington Post Reveals Why 826 Students Actually Love Writing

January 10, 2020

At 826, our North Star is a belief in the power of writing and the power of young people — because we know their voices matter. And as the largest youth writing network in the country, we’re dedicated to ensuring … 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

Artist Jenny Holzer Features 826 Students in World Trade Center Installation

September 13, 2019

When you walk into 7 World Trade Center, dazzling LED lights not only greet you, they speak to you. Literally. The lights are inspired poetry written by 826NYC students — words brought to life 18 years after 9/11 touched the … Continue reading

Ozy.com Takes its Readers to a Future Written by 826 Students

September 12, 2019

A “curious display of doughnuts” and students writing their futures. That’s what writer Cameron Berger discovered when he paid a visit to 826LA and it’s Echo Park Time Travel Mart.  And as Berger detailed in “Where Kids Reap the Rewards … Continue reading

Write the Future With 826 and Tattly Does Good!

September 5, 2019

Who writes the future? Here at 826, the answer is always our students. That’s why we’re thrilled to share “Write the Future,” our collaboration with temporary tattoo design company Tattly! The colorful wearable art, designed by fine artist, author, and … Continue reading

Introducing Tesa, Featured Student Writer of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge!

September 3, 2019

826 National is proud to announce a featured student writer in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge, presented in collaboration with Cartoon Network and The FriXion Erasable Pen by Pilot Pen: Tesa, a third grader from Georgia!  Tesa’s story … Continue reading