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 powerful impact of 826 Digital in classrooms across the country and around the world.

826 Digital is currently accessed by tens of thousands of educator subscribers reaching over half a million students

In addition to these educators who subscribe to 826 Digital, over 100,000 educators visit 826 Digital each year across every grade level, hailing from all fifty states across the United States and from over 150 countries around the world. 826 Digital content is also featured in curricula from our partners such as Common Sense Media, Newsela, and AT&T, reaching millions more parents, teachers, and students.

Case Studies

826 Digital brings the 826 approach to teaching writing to educators, students, and communities who need it most. Click on the pins to learn more about case studies where 826 Digital is making a difference.

Our Case Studies

  • California State
  • New York City, NY
  • Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Gaffney, SC
  • Boston, MA

In a 2023 survey, 826 Digital educators agreed that the curriculum Benefits students:

Believe it improves students’ writing skills
Report it leads students to think critically about topics and ideas
Feel students are more confident about their writing

educators also agreed that 826 Digital benefits instruction:

Feel 826 Digital lessons have helped them to improve their writing instruction
 Find the topics are appropriate and relevant for their students
Feel the topics are aligned with curriculum

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 in first grade. Each year, 826 Digital lessons and resources are used by educators to facilitate an estimated

35,000 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

Amplifying Voices

We believe in amplifying student voices on any platform, and we believe the world should listen to what each and every student has to say. We have seen firsthand how students benefit from expressing themselves creatively—whether on paper, video, podcast, or even on a pizza box. And when students share their writing, it not only boosts their own confidence but also the confidence of other students who are inspired to do the same.

In just the last four years, since the launch of 826 Digital, 826 National has published:
750 students
and counting, in the following
6 books

Find many more publications and hundreds of thousands more voices published by the 826 Network throughout the years at our 826 bookstore.