We Believe

that great leaps in learning can come from one-on-one attention and that building writing skills leads to future success. For our city's youth, 826DC offers these opportunities - right in the heart of the District of Columbia. Make magic happen with us today.

Our Programs

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.

Get Involved

with 826DC. 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.

Paddlestar Galactica

is 826DC's famous bracket-style ping-pong tournament fundraiser. Come serve up some good for young authors!

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Stinkey and the Rose

Heran

Grade 3

Stinkey really wants to be respected.

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Talk the Talk

London

Grade 10

I discovered that the way I speak is part of me, and that I should embrace it instead of shunning it away.

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Make a Donation Today

A gift of any amount helps make our creative writing programs free for District students.

Support 826DC

Young Authors' Book Project


Publishing young authors is kind of our thing.

After-School Writing Lab


We want your homework. Seriously.

Field Trips


Creative and project-based fun.

Writing Workshops


Free workshops that foster creativity.

Reading All-stars


Saturday morning reading program.

In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing


Flexible and Teacher-Driven In-School Residencies.

What's New

Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC

826DC at the Library of Congress

Last week, we brought seventh grade Brookland Middle School scholars from our Young Authors’ Book Project to the Library of Congress for a field trip they’ll never forget!

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