Young people have important things to say
826DC helps DC students build their writing skills, share what matters to them, and build a lifelong relationship with writing.
Free, year-round writing and publishing programs for DC students ages 6-18
We host programs at our Columbia Heights writing center, in schools, and in community spaces across the city.
After-School Writing Lab
A writing community for students, hosted at 826DC.Read more about After-School Writing Lab
In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Flexible short-and long-term writing residencies in collaboration with K-12 teachers.Read more about In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Exploratory writing sessions across diverse topics and genres, outside of school.Read more about Writing Workshops
A Saturday morning literacy program for Harriet Tubman Elementary School students.Read more about Reading All-Stars
Two-hour writing and bookmaking experiences for the whole class.Read more about Field Trips
Young Authors’ Book Project
A full-year classroom writing project, culminating in a book to be shared with readers across DC.Read more about Young Authors’ Book Project
Spark a love of writing in your classroom
Check out our library of tips, tricks, and techniques to make teaching and learning writing skills more dynamic and fun.
All About Paddlestar Galactica IX
Paddlestar Galactica, the ping-pong tournament supporting 826DC’s youth writing programs, is BACK! The beloved offbeat tournament returns on March 25th, 12:30 PM to 4 PM at SPIN DC.Read more about All About Paddlestar Galactica IX
826 on CBS
The 826 Network was on TV this weekend! Thank you, CBS Saturday Morning.Read more about 826 on CBS
This year’s Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) cohort is working on a book of poetry! The students, third and fourth graders at Savoy Elementary, wrote these poems together at a recent session.Read more about Collaborative Poems