The 826michigan Impact

Changing futures in Southeast Michigan, one story at a time

Our work in 2022-2023 – By the Numbers


total students


active volunteers


volunteer hours

Something magical happens each time I bring my students to collaborate with 826michigan, but this year was particularly magical as it brought a spark of joy and participation to my students that has been challenging to keep alive during virtual school.”

-Teacher at Mitchell Elementary


teachers at 16 schools



Why We Write

At 826michigan, our free programs focus on writing for a few simple reasons: equal access to quality writing education is the best way to give students the tools they need to understand themselves, authentically connect with one another, and access the power within themselves to build a better world.


of parents/guardians believe 826michigan programs improved their student’s grades.


of teachers said working with 826michigan gave them more ideas for how to teach writing in their classrooms.


of students said they can use what they learned in an 826michigan program for other assignments.

“The 826michigan program centered student voice and let them choose how and what to contribute to the story.”

-Pittsfield Elementary school teacher

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