826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities. 826michigan programs provide an energizing creative outlet for students and meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to become a better writer and build a better future. With one-on-one attention from caring adults, students improve their academic performance, develop a sense of belonging, and discover the unique value of their voices.

Powered by hundreds of caring adult volunteers and dedicated community partners, 826michigan helps more than 3,200 school-aged students get charged up about writing, learning, and their own creative power. Your donations make it possible for us to provide all of this free-of-charge to teachers, schools, students, and families.