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Part 4!: 826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Release Issue 49 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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.

Part 3!: 826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Release Issue 49 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 06.01.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11).

Part 2!: 826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Release Issue 49 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 05.25.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 11).

826 and the Future of Education

Jesse Dylan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Jesse Dylan

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.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on the Hipster Epidemic in San Francisco

826 Valencia | Posted 02.09.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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,

826 Valencia's Student-Journalist's (and Brothers) on Earthquake Safety and San Francisco's Comedy Day

826 Valencia | Posted 02.03.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalist's on the Pros and Cons of Minecraft

826 Valencia | Posted 01.27.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

A blocky, pixelated video game with no advertising at first, Minecraft has now dominated the video game-playing populace.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on Eating Bugs and Natural Oddities

826 Valencia | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

As the United Nations keeps pushing this idea it might become a reality. As the United States gets healthier this will be a bigger topic. Say goodbye to McDonald's and say hello to bugs.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on the Government Shutdown

826 Valencia | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The effects of the shutdown still remain. For example, let's say all of the judges are back on their jobs, they will still be backed up from the other work.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on Tourist Hotspots in California

826 Valencia | Posted 09.28.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalist Tips on Biking in San Francisco

826 Valencia | Posted 09.21.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

It's a bright sunny morning. The crisp, cool summer air smells of sunflower seeds and tastes of pumpkin pie. On a day like this, what's a more common question than, "Want to go for a bike ride?"

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Report on the Science of Freezing Light, Treating Cancer

826 Valencia | Posted 09.17.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on Free Speech, Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Under California's Three Strikes law, petty thieves and shoplifters don't get a strike against them and aren't charged for life; but it wasn't always like this. Before, it was the opposite.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on the Environment

826 Valencia | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 13). We hope you enjoy these articles.

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Talk Technology

826 Valencia | Posted 03.05.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

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.

Student-Journalists Release Issue 43 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 12.01.2012 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 13). We hope you enjoy these articles.

Litquake and San Francisco Writers' Grotto Announce Lit Camp

Nicki Richesin | Posted 11.11.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

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.

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade With Their Third Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

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.

Student-Journalists Release Issue 42 of the Valencia Bay-farer

826 Valencia | Posted 07.31.2012 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students. We hope you enjoy these articles.

Nick Hornby Takes Cue From Dave Eggers On Literacy

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Nick Hornby and art entrepreneurs Ben Payne and Lucy Macnab open the first Ministry of Stories centre in east London. Based on Dave Eggars' San...

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The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It is hard to get some children inside a library -- but a high-street shop selling pirate eye patches or superhero equipment is much more of a draw. ...

Use Your Volunteer Time Wisely: Help Often, One Kid At A Time

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.

Inspiring Young People to Write

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

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.

This Week In Impact Blogs: Breast Cancer, Donors Choose, Education And More

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since the launch of HuffPost Impact last week, we've been fortunate enough to feature blog posts from a respected group of authors, actors, nonprofit ...