My white lie got bigger and bigger. My white lie was that I ate the last cookie and said that somebody ate it.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.
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
826DC will publish THIS TIME THEY HEAR YOU, an anthology of science-inspired fairy tales written by third-grade authors through our Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP), in just a few weeks!Read More
This year’s Paddlestar Galactica was a blast! We gathered at SPIN DC with excitement, fabulous costumes, and competitive spirit, all excited to amplify youth voices here in DC.Read More
826DC Executive Director Zachary Clark and co-founder Kira Wisniewski recently went on ABC7 WJLA’s Let’s Talk Live to talk about Paddlestar Galactica, 826DC’s ping-pong tournament fundraiser!Read More
We’re delighted to welcome Eileen Chong to the team as our Interim After-School Writing Lab Coordinator!Read More
We asked some of the third-grade authors of upcoming 826DC Young Authors’ Book Project book “This Time They Hear You,” a collection of science-inspired fairytales, what their stories are about.Read More