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Writer of the Month

March's Writer

March's Writer

Writer of the Month

Writer of the Month

Agent Name

Mega Rayquaza

Real Name

Cristian

Agent Name

Mega Rayquaza

Real Name

Cristian

Cristian

Cristian

What’s your favorite book and who is your favorite author?

¿Cuál es tu libro favorito y quién es tu autor favorito?

Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I lost my copy.  


Do you have any special hobbies or talents?

¿Tienes pasatiempos especiales o talentos?

One of my hobbies is playing SkyWars on my iPad. I can also play GaGa Ball at House in the Woods. House in the Woods is a camp that I go to. There’s sometimes boats there and volleyball, but I’m better at GaGa Ball. You have to keep the ball in a circle at your feet. And if it gets out you get out.


What is your favorite thing about writing?

¿Cuál es tu cosa favorita a cerca de la escritura?

That I can just do it. I like writing about things that I’m good at.  


What’s your favorite memory of 826CHI?

¿Cuál es tu recuerdo favorito de 826CHI?

My favorite memory is when my friend Izak stated coming here.  


What was your favorite piece to write at 826CHI?

My piece is named How To Play SkyWars, I have so much fun when I play and you can play with friends.


What were you thinking about when you wrote it?

“There are potions like jump potion, heal potions, and the speed potion.”

I was thinking about how you can do a lot more with the potions, move like six blocks, or be healed, and the speed one makes you run faster. It makes the game more fun and you can do more.


Do you have writing advice for other students?

¿Tienes consejos de escritura para los otros alumnos?

First you see what the Writing Experiment is, then you think and write. You have to think before you write.



What do you want to do when you’re an adult?

¿Que quieres hacer cuando seas grande?

I want to make a YouTube channel. Maybe about playing Fortnite or Roblox and playing and Minecraft and Pixelmon.


What’s something else you want the world to know about you?

¿Que es otra cosa quieres que el mundo sepa de ti?

I think it’s better if you play games on easy when there is a part that is hard. There’s a button that is easy or hard, so remember that you get to choose.



If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?

¿Si podrías a cualquier parte del mundo mañana, donde irias?

Magic Waters in Wisconsin Dells, because I want to go on the water slides.


Our work together

Our 826 Day event on the roof of Ace Hotel Chicago was a beautiful celebration of our community from our donors to our students and everyone in between (pictured above is 826CHI supporter TASHA’s performance). Our book P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust  was available in the hotel’s suites, Ace Hotel Chicago has hosted our annual love-themed print show featuring work by local artists inspired by our students writing on love, and their Senior Sales Manager, Tenasha Wilcoxon, spoke to our students in After-School Tutoring & Writing’s Speakers & Snacks series about what it’s like to work at a hotel.

Our Work Together

The partnership between East Village Youth Program and 826CHI is a yearly collaboration to help students achieve their goal of being accepted into their college of choice and for many to be the first in their family to attend college. This fall, 826CHI staff and 12 volunteers worked with 13 high school seniors on their personal statements for college applications. The partnership continues in the Spring when 826CHI and volunteers will return to EVYP to support students as they apply for scholarships.  

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