As 826 Valencia celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, we invite you into our community, our home. Come on in. We’re glad you’re here. This book should give you a good sense of what we’re all about. It encompasses an extraordinary array of writing from students ages six through eighteen, crafted with encouragement and support from our volunteer tutors. We hope you take refuge in our students’ kindness and find inspiration in their creativity and strength; we hope you’ll join us as we write the next chapter.