Please share your mission.
826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Describe how your organization lives/realizes its mission.
In total, 826DC offers six programs that are all writing and literacy centric. The overall program is designed to give learners multiple access points to creative and expository writing, meeting students where they are with one-on-one mentor support. These programs include: After-School Tutoring: By providing one-on-one homework help four days a week from 3:30 to 6:00 pm, we give students the academic support they need to achieve success in school. Field Trips: Every weekday teachers bring their students to our dynamic writers lab for two hours of writing that teaches grade-level appropriate writing process. At the end of each field trip, students walk out with their name in print and a newfound sense of confidence in their creative voice. In-School Sessions allows 826DC to assist and support teachers in the classroom. In-School Sessions can vary from one class session to year-long projects. Workshops: Our devoted tutors and teaching artists give support to teachers in their own classrooms. Reading All-Stars: Our Saturday reading programs at Harriet Tubman Elementary and Browne Education Campus give students an extra literacy boost. Two hours of weekly reading and writing with one committed, focused adult volunteer encourages the excitement of reading and advances students’ reading abilities. The Young Author’s Book Project is 826DC’s year-long flagship publishing programming through residencies that focus on a single topic and result in professional publication.