Let’s Make a Difference Together

Writing has the power to change lives. We believe every student has a right to access this power, undefined by circumstance. Together with educators, 826 Digital aims to reach students everywhere and equip them with the tools to write their own paths forward. In just a few short years, we’ve already seen the impact of 826 Digital in many ways.

826 Digital is currently accessed by tens of thousands of educators across every grade level, hailing from all fifty states across the United States and sixty countries around the world, reaching hundreds of thousands of students worldwide.

In a 2021 survey, 826 Digital educators agreed that the curriculum

Encourages students to express themselves
Effectively engages students
Improves critical thinking skills
Improves writing skills

love from educators

“826 Digital resources help my students find the joy of writing while seeing characters and authors who look like them and have similar stories to them.”
- Alison P.
Teacher, Hillsboro High School, Nashville, TN
“Useful, brilliant, well-organized, AND free: it’s almost too good to be true!”
- Domitilla P.
Education consultant, Italy
“Students are exploring topics they might never have given much thought to otherwise and they really challenge themselves . . . I can see their minds expanding.”
- Steeney M.
Children’s librarian, South Pasadena, CA

Every minute of writing instruction counts

The Institute of Education Sciences recommends at least 60 minutes of daily writing starting with first graders. Based on 2020–21 stats, 826 Digital lessons and resources were used by educators to facilitate an estimated

20,000 hours

of writing instruction time


additional instruction hours per educator as reported by a user survey

Powerful Writing

826 Digital inspires students to engage authentically in the writing process. The result is often exceptional writing that takes skill, critical thinking, and creativity.
See for yourself. Read writing from students across the country who submitted their work in response to an 826 Digital lesson created by the acclaimed author, Jason Reynolds - This single lesson inspired thousands of students to write. Here are three different, yet equally powerful, brilliant, and joyful pieces showcasing effective use of differing genres and writing techniques.


The Sun Radiates with Light

A bright light gleams in front of you and it makes you feel uncertain at first but then you close your eyes, welcoming it.
by Cora B., Grade 8, Lake Oswego, OR
I Cannot Be Defined

I cannot be defined as one place, one clear image in your mind. I am an entire ecosystem, connected with roads of veins and paths of blood. 
by Alexis G., Grade 11, Novato, CA

Every movement in my / City would have the tempo / Of my heart beat. / Bu-dum Bu-dum Bu-dum
by Sahir M., Grade 7, West Deptford, NJ

My home, these dirty projects. I remember being young and playing outside, constant water fights, and flashlight tag. It often smells like lighter fluid when it first starts burning.
by Izzy T., Grade 11, 826 Valencia