826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 in the San Francisco Bay Area with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
The role of teachers may be changing, but their importance and potential for massive impact is not. These educational innovations and strategies will influence the way we learn, but it always comes back to a person taking the time to tell a child something about the world.
The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11). Our intrepid reporters learn lessons about the various aspects of journalism, from crafting ledes to interviewing to citing sources,
With a local group of comedians, a bunch of paperwork, bills, and a ton of fliers, Comedy Day was ready to kick off its first show. It was such a success that the people decided that it would go on forever.
There is a fabulous place called Pinnacles National Park. Because I went there and saw it firsthand, this article will have more detail. On some of these trails, there are flowers, frogs, and some crazy smooth rocks.
Have you ever thought of freezing light? Normally, light travels 186,282 miles per second, and it seems impossible to catch. In 1999 Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau, a professor of physics at Harvard University, found out how to slow it down.
The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students. At the end of each workshop, we release an issue full of articles about the kinds of things you'd love to read if you were a kid. We hope you enjoy.
There's a new literary camp in town. Litquake and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto have joined their wonder twin powers to form Lit Camp a literary writing intensive with representatives from McSweeney's, The Believer, ZYZZYVA and The Rumpus.
In honor of their 10-year anniversary, 826 Valencia asked would-be authors (including children and adults) to round up pledges for 8/26 Day, then join them at 826 Valencia on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 8:26 p.m. to write.
When a student like Cesar Guajardo takes the initiative to write about something he feels very passionate about, 826LA is there to help him develop his ability to express his ideas clearly and confidently.