826CHI is a non-profit creative writing, tutoring, and publishing center dedicated to amplifying the voices of Chicago youth.
Our storefront invites our neighbors to learn about our work. Every purchase supports 826CHI’s tuition-free programs.
Announcing our latest student publications from After-School Writing Lab, Teen Writers Studio, and Young Author Book Project!
Join us this Spring from May 1st-12th, to walk, run, bike, or swim for 826CHI's young authors and Chicago's dedicated teachers!
I’m thankful for family
people who care about me
that will help me get
as smart as Einstein
Love, why are you so complicated?
Whenever I feel you, I don’t know how to say that I do.
When I try to express you, the words leave my mouth with each nerve-wracking breath.
When I have nothing to do,
you could say that I’m like an apple rotting.
I’m as bored as a seagull sitting all day who can’t
catch a fish.