This is an official announcement from the Division of Fantastic Futures within the Dept. of Make Believe:
Chapter 510 aspires to the 826 model and is officially participating in the 826 National chapter development process!
This will make for a fantastic future indeed, as we will be joining a network of seven youth writing centers just like ours located all over the country. Writing centers fronted by magical storefronts filled with burgeoning young writers and amazing, dedicated, like-minded folks with whom we can share our joys and struggles with for years to come.
We are currently embarking on the first phase of many in the process of becoming an 826, so it will be a bit before we are officially official-official, but we are so happy and proud we're becoming a part of this growing family of educators, writers, and artists working to inspire youth across the country.
In the meantime, we will continue to work with and for our community, and with 826, to grow our programs and build our writing center here in Oakland.
If you have any questions about this process, do feel free to email us anytime.
About 826 National
826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of seven writing and tutoring centers.
826 National’s chapters offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.
Their mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. They also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing.
For more information on 826 National, visit their website.
Please note: As a separate 501(c)3 working to bring 826 National network programming to Oakland, Chapter 510 is not directly affiliated with 826 Valencia and its operations.