We Believe

that great leaps in learning can come from one-on-one attention, that building writing skills leads to success, and that young people have important things to say.

Our Programs

help students 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.

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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.

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Spit Fire

Julius

Grade 10

If someone tells you to spit fire then give heat like a stove

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Haiku

Niya

Grade 10

Stop asking fools for acceptance when they are the ones who need guidance     Originally published in “Spit Fire”

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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 andproject-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

Paddlestar Galactica VIII

Calling all DC bookworms, ping-pong players of all skill levels, friends new and old, and anyone interested in supporting young writers!

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