Category: Friends of 826

August 25, 2021

Teach the Joy and Power of Writing with 826 Digital Our Write Your Way Curriculum is now available for the new school year! “I write because I want to give life to my thoughts. I have stories that deserve to … Continue reading

826 National featured on WJXT Jacksonville

February 16, 2021

826 National CEO Laura Brief spoke with reporter Lena Pringle about Amanda Gorman’s  role in the Super Bowl and the importance of ensuring spaces for young people to write and thrive exist around the country.  ‘“She’s made the world a … Continue reading

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Essential Words: Students honor essential workers with words of encouragement

November 24, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, we’ve been encouraging students to share their voices in an essential way and send letters of gratitude to people who could use support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the values of essential workers as … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Kindness Day with Cartoon Network

November 13, 2020

“We can treat everyone equally. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what color your skin is. We are all humans and deserve to be treated the same way as all other humans.”–Aanya K., grade 3, 826LA “How would … Continue reading

VISTAs 2020/21

A Warm Welcome to Our 2020/21 VISTAs!

October 7, 2020

826 National is excited to welcome four (three new and one returning) AmeriCorps VISTA members to support our team in the 2020-21 school year. AmeriCorps members are passionate individuals who dedicate an entire year of service to a nonprofit organization … Continue reading

Write for Inclusion

Write for Inclusion with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up

September 24, 2020

“The reason you should accept people the way they are is because everybody is different and people have feelings as soft as feathers.” — Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we’re excited to partner with … Continue reading

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Imagining 826’s future with our newest board members

August 21, 2020

Each year, over 5,000 volunteers make it possible for The 826 National Network to equip nearly 80,000 students with writing skills and platforms to share their diverse perspectives. Among those volunteers is 826 National’s Board of Directors, passionate leaders who … Continue reading

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A ‘Firelight’ For Every Dreamer: Jason Reynolds and 826 National present “For Every One”

August 20, 2020

“Dear future self, tell me that all the hard work, sleepless nights, and early mornings paid off. Tell me that all the suffering that I’m going through now has a good outcome.” —from “Dear Future Self” by Janeth C., Grade … Continue reading

Writing for Justice: Black Lives Matter

June 16, 2020

“Let’s write / make things right.” –Paris A., Grade 9, 826LA Dear 826 Community, I write this to you as our communities, our hearts, and much of the nation are afire with the anguish of Black lives ended, upended, and … Continue reading