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826 Chapters

Free, local writing experiences

826 chapters are immersive, creative spaces that include pirate supply stores, magic shops, and oceanographic institutes. They inspire students to imagine new possibilities and refine their writing skills.

Centralized support for grassroots work

826 National operates on a hub-and-spoke model, managing key services and infrastructure so chapters and partners can focus on serving more students.

Network-wide collaboration and communication
Annual staff development conference
Shared operational infrastructure
Best practices and research
Direct financial and in-kind support
826 Digital

Bring 826 into your community

The 826 National development team is always looking for opportunities to expand 826 programming into new communities. Although our official chapter development process is currently on hold, we invite you to partner with us by connecting with a nearby chapter or using free resources from 826 Digital.

826 Worldwide

A global movement

The 826 model has inspired more than 70 writing organizations around the world. This international community shares a commitment to high-quality writing education and a respect for student perspectives.

Gabinete de Historias
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Proyecto Cientouno
Greater Santiago, Chile
Story Planet
Toronto, Canada
The Writers’ Exchange
Vancouver, Canada

100 Story Building
Melbourne, Australia
Story Factory
Sydney, Australia

Fighting Words
Dublin, Ireland
Fighting Words Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Grimm & Co.
Rotherham, England
Little Green Pig
Brighton & Hove, England
Ministry of Stories
London, England
Noordjes Kinderkunst
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark
Porto Delle Storie
Florence, Italy
Super Power Agency
Edinburgh, Scotland
Barcelona, Spain
Lustenau, Austria

A world of stories to be told

There are organizations around the world that are united by a mission to inspire young people to write. Together, we make up an international community dedicated to protecting and amplifying the words of young people.

Ministry of Stories, London
Berättarministeriet, Stockholm
Grimm & Co., Rotherham
Noordjes, Amsterdam
Story Factory, Sydney

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