826 Network Stories

Category: Student Writing

As If It Was Yesterday | 826CHI

December 17, 2017

Jalia was pregnant at sixteen, chose to have an abortion, and now lives with regret. Getting pregnant at the age of sixteen was not the route Jalia’s family thought she would land upon, but she did. “At the time, I … Continue reading

Peach Rose | 826NYC

October 17, 2017

Latin Name: Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’. My plant would dress in casual attire but with a don’t-really-care attitude. My plant tries to fit in  but is usually forgotten, so it is basically a loner. My plant takes a lot of … Continue reading

We Are Models | 826NYC

August 17, 2017

We’re all different… Why would society want us all the “same”? Who says we can’t be ourselves— Fake… It’s  what society  wants Tall, skinny…”Barbie-figured” It’s all skin and bones! Blue eyes…blonde hair, Don’t care…right? What about…the other parts of society? … Continue reading

Me vs. Bad Luck | 826DC

July 18, 2017

At 1:59 p.m., almost two o’clock, the rides were full of people. No seat was empty for the ride where you lay down and you go up…down…up…down, and it keeps on going. I felt like I was going to fall … Continue reading

New YABP Book Releases Hot off the Presses!

June 22, 2017

For students across the 826 network, the end of the school year means summer vacation and the release of new publications, showcasing their hard work and creativity. From 826 Boston’s very first illustrated book to 826NYC’s creative take on food justice issues, there’s something … Continue reading

Summer’s Story

May 9, 2017

  As the car pulled into the driveway, I saw the spitting image of the perfect house for a middle class family in America, with a white picket fence and green grass. Surprisingly, there was also a mural of Maya … Continue reading

The Human Arch | 826LA

April 3, 2017

When I was a child, everything seemed safe and secure. My parents never cried or acted sad around my brother and me. The world seemed like a safe and happy place, and I believed parents just never cried! It seems … Continue reading

Should Colleges Use Affirmative Action? | 826michigan

February 28, 2017

My Opinion: No, colleges should not use affirmative action. It’s going to help African-Americans and some minorities, but it will not help the Caucasian community (or, as my teacher calls it, the white-boy town) of Saline. It will not help … Continue reading

Every Student Should Receive a Full-year M7 | 826 Boston

February 19, 2017

Dear Massachusetts Department of Transportation, 85 cents might not sound like a lot, but it is for a BPS student. I have to take the bus or train to get to school every morning and to return home every afternoon. … Continue reading