826 Network Stories

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The 826 Network at the 2019 Kennedy Center Arts Summit

May 16, 2019

On Monday, April 29th, “The Human Journey: Creating the Story of Us” 2019 Kennedy Center Arts Summit explored how stories—especially those stories that lay beyond the dominant narrative—can reframe world views, foster empathy, and build a more equitable society. Poets, playwrights, writers, … Continue reading

Celebrate teacher appreciation week with an 826 Digital educator!

May 3, 2019

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers, we’re endlessly grateful for you here at 826 National, and we’re committed to supporting your crucial work with young writers. It’s why we launched 826 Digital, our pay-what-you-wish online platform that delivers teaching resources from … Continue reading

Honoring Our Volunteers

April 12, 2019

April is National Volunteer Month, and each year, approximately 5,000 active volunteers around the country make our work possible and keep our programs free of charge. From helping out at an event or playing a very grumpy publisher to designing cool store products or … Continue reading

Celebrating National Library Week

April 12, 2019

For students, libraries are symphonies halls, airports, magical kingdoms, labyrinths, and laboratories. For students, libraries are safe spaces. And in celebration of National Library Week, we are sharing how some of our chapters are partnering with their local libraries! We hope … Continue reading

CALLING ALL REVOLUTIONARY POETS AND EDUCATORS!

March 13, 2019

826 National is excited to announce that students across the country will have the chance to become published poets in 2019! In collaboration with Amplifier and inaugural U.S.Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, we are now accepting student submissions for a … Continue reading

Student Quote Wallpapers

February 24, 2019

We turned student quotes into desktop and phone wallpapers! We hope that the words of these young writers motivate you, inspire you, and encourage you to laugh every day, be more vulnerable, maybe even cry just a little, show up stronger, … Continue reading

Top Ten Moments from 2018

December 16, 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than to celebrate our creative, funny, brilliant young writers. Join us as we highlight 10 moments of joy and exploration from 2018 across the 826 Network.  

The Grand Opening of 826 New Orleans

September 16, 2018

On #826Day, the newest 826 Chapter, 826 New Orleans, opened the doors to their new Youth Writing Center in the 7th ward of New Orleans. ✏️??️ Every 826 center is different. Every space feels different because every community is different. We are … Continue reading

Word Up!: An International Conference

August 7, 2018

11 different countries, 16 different organizations; 147,000 children. From July 11 to 14, sixteen 826-inspired organizations gathered together to share knowledge and learn about the international landscape of writing, education, and youth voice. 826 National teamed up with Noordje, an organization that … Continue reading