826 is the largest youth writing network in the country, eight chapters and 35,000 students strong.
Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
826 National amplifies the impact of our national network of youth writing and publishing centers and the words of young writers. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success.
826 National is the hub of the 826 Network: facilitating collaboration and alignment among our chapters, amplifying impact, and bringing the 826 Network model and approach to new communities.