First of all I’m tall Face strong Real different huh Speak my mind But that ain’t how they want me to be Stressin’ but ain’t nothing progressing But that ain’t how life’s supposed to be Everybody wants me to be this, be that But that’s not what it’s gonna be!Read More
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Walking Gemstones and Other Invisible Science
Learn about beetles that look like gemstones, farms that harvest wind, and the science behind the changing colors of cherry blossom trees in our 2-week summer workshop.
The tiger He destroyed his cage Yes YES The tiger is out Originally published in “They’re Singing a Song in Their Rocket” and “You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words”Read More
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
This month we celebrate the many contributions and impending graduation of one of our most dedicated writing mentors.Read More
With summer reading season just around the corner, we’re excited to celebrate a community partner that’s been near and dear to our mission for quite some time: The Mt.Read More
We’re embarking on our first ever book tour to celebrate the latest Young Authors’ Book Project!Read More
“826DC wants young people to love writing instead of fearing it.” –It’s true, we do! Thank you Leon Harris and NBC4 for shining a light on our work during last Friday’s edition of Harris’ Heroes.Read More
826DC started small: from our origins as Capitol Letters Writing Center, serving just 137 students in the first year through in-classroom programming, to becoming an official chapter of the 826 network.Read More