Michelle Obama Says Hello to 826DC

November 2, 2018

“Keep writing, keep working hard, and know that I’m thinking about you, and I’m proud of you.”

Last week, magic really happened at 826DC when students received a special message from fellow writer, Michelle Obama.

Writing can be hard sometimes, but the former first lady wowed our students with encouragement to keep telling their stories. In support of writers coming together to share their words, Mrs. Obama generously  extended an invitation for 80 high school seniors from 826DC to join her at her I Am Becoming book tour stop in Washington D.C.

Thank you, Mrs. Obama, and Reach Higher for inspiring our students to continue writing a brave, new world!

Watch Michelle Obama’s full message below:



More Stories Like This »

A Warm Welcome to 826 MSP and Their Young Writers!

August 27, 2019

Minneapolis/St. Paul is now home to the ninth chapter in the 826 Network — and we can’t wait to “sea” what happens next. 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

STEM to Story: Making Waves

March 2, 2015

A sample workshop from 826 National’s new publication, “STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8.” For more information click here: http://bit.ly/1vqCMGi.