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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May: Read, Reflect, Reach Out with 826 National!

In their own words, 826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization. Kids between 6 and 18 can visit their local 826 chapter for tutoring sessions, writing assistance, free workshops, and more.

Hopeful writers should definitely check out the organization's opportunities for student publishing. High school students located in the Bay Area who love to write and are in need of financial aid may apply for college scholarships offered by 826.

The organization also has lots and lots of amazing
volunteers who donate their time, energy, and expertise. 826 opened in Valencia in San Francisco's Mission District in Califo

rnia in 2002 and have since added locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Michigan, Boston, and Washington, D.C. If you live in or near any of these cities, you should definitely drop by in person and volunteer your time and/or share your writing!


Melissa Walker said...

Love the branch near my apt in Bklyn!!

Little Willow said...

Melissa: If you're there at any time this month, feel free to tell them in person that we're featuring them right now!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the recommend, LW! Spot on.

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