Stop asking fools for acceptance when they are the ones who need guidance Originally published in “Spit Fire”Read More
Whose Garden Was This?
Our free two-week summer writing program for students in third through sixth grade is all about conservation and keeping our planet healthy.
This Time They Hear You
is our newest book, an illustrated collection of science-inspired fairytales written by local third-grade authors and published through our Young Authors' Book Project (YABP).
From revising sonnets, exploring fractions, and illustrating centaurs to donating and spreading the word about 826DC, there are a ton of ways to help magic happen here.
help students of all ages write their own paths forward—and have fun doing it. At risk for a zombie apocalypse? We've got a writing workshop lesson plan for that. Running for Kid President? We can help a student craft her winning platform. From the serious to the silly, we're ready to create with you.
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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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
Today was the first day of WHOSE GARDEN WAS THIS?, 826DC’s summer writing intensive all about conservation!Read More
Students in 826DC’s After-School Writing Lab recently wrote and published a poetry chapbook, Lemonish & Mangoish.Read More
Make magic with us! 826DC is hiring a new Community Programs Manager (CPM). Could that person be you?Read More
826DC Executive Director Zachary Clark recently went on NBC Washington’s “News 4 Your Sunday” to talk about our upcoming summer writing program all about conservation!Read More
Ron Charles, Book Critic at The Washington Post, recently delivered this heartwarming review of “This Time They Hear You,” 826DC’s new collection of science-inspired fairytales by local third-grade authors…Read More