826 Network Stories

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Celebrating the Power of Student Voice at the 826 Story Soirée

December 4, 2019

Celebrating a movement centered on creativity, democracy, and amplifying student voice through writing. That’s what happened on Nov. 7 in New York City at the inaugural 826 Story Soirée, an evening hosted by 826 National and 826NYC.  The event, held … Continue reading

826 National and Reach Higher Put Students on the Path to College

December 3, 2019

What happens when you combine the existing free college writing support offered by chapters in the 826 Network with Reach Higher’s expertise in creating a college-going movement? You get The Great College Essay Project, an effort launched this fall to … Continue reading

826 Students Write the Power of Inclusion

November 27, 2019

Sharing their advice on building inclusive spaces and writing narrative responses that demonstrate the power of inclusion. That’s what 826 chapters and students across the country did this fall as part of “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest collaboration … Continue reading

Expanding Higher Ed Access With The Great College Essay Project

October 18, 2019

Transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized tests — it’s the time of year when high school seniors are checking items off their college admissions to-do lists. And then there’s the all-important application essay, the chance to convey in a few hundred … Continue reading

826 Students Guest Edit ‘The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019’

September 30, 2019

Get ready to make some space on your bookshelf because The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 is here!  826 National once again has the honor of serving as the series’ editor and New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki — author … 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