826michigan Programs

All 826michigan programs are offered at no charge to students, families, and teachers. This page helps you explore our programs to find those that may be right for you or a young person in your life.

See something you want to try? Registration is fast, free, and easy!

Winter/Spring 2024 Programs!

This winter and spring, we’ll be offering two programs to the community at large:
After-school Writing Labs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti,
and Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots in all three of our service cities
(Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Ypsilanti).

After-school Writing Lab

In Ann Arbor:
January 24 through April 24
(no session Mar. 27)

Group A: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Group B: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
at 826michigan
115 E. Liberty St.

In Ypsilanti:
January 22 through April 22
(no session Mar. 25)

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at Ypsilanti District Library’s Superior branch
1900 N. Harris Rd.

Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots

In Ann Arbor:
Jan. 27 through April 27
(no session Mar. 23)
10 to 11 a.m.
at 826michigan
115 E. Liberty St.

In Detroit:
Feb. 3 through May 18
(no session Mar. 23)

Saturdays: two sessions in two locations

2 to 3 p.m.
Detroit Public Library’s
Sherwood Forest branch
7117 W. Seven Mile Rd.

5 to 6 p.m.
Detroit Public Library’s
Main branch
5201 Woodward Ave.

In Ypsilanti:
Jan. 27 through April 27
(no session Mar. 23)

12 to 1 p.m.
at Ypsilanti District Library’s Whittaker branch
5577 Whittaker Rd.

The registration process is simple!

  1. Determine which programs are right for your student(s). Please take note of program age requirements and ensure that the day and time work for your family!
  2. Fill out the appropriate program registration form by clicking one of the buttons below. You will need to fill out a registration form for each program for each child. **Note: Returning Wee-bots families do not need to fill out new program registration forms this semester. Simply email your instructor to let them know you’re coming! (Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti: Alex@826michigan.org; Detroit: Paige@826michigan.org.)
  3. You will receive a copy of your registration form via email. (If you do not receive this email, the registration was not completed. Please return to the form and make sure you fill it out completely.)
  4. A program staffer will get back to you with more information within one week. In the meantime, get excited! Our programs are AWESOME, and your family is going to have a great experience. Hooray!

Ready to register? Fantastic! 

Please click the appropriate button below to register for each program! **You will need to fill out a separate form for each program if you’re registering for both.**

For more information on our programs, click the links below!

School Partnership Programs

You can’t register for these programs directly, but 826michigan partners with more than 65 teachers every year to bring these opportunities into classrooms across Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Ypsilanti.

Family Writing Labs

In this evening community event at schools in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit, families write together and rotate through a series of interactive creative activities.

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