“When you bully someone, then you miss out on a potential friend.”
“I had so much fun! I liked sharing my story with everyone. I feel proud!” – Alexandra, 826LA student and winner of 826LA’s Young Author Award
Working in collaboration with Cartoon Network, 826 National’s eight chapters created the Inclusion Storytelling Project, a series of writing workshops for students to inspire stories of kindness, compassion, and empathy. This week, 826LA’s After-School Tutoring students at our Mar Vista and Echo Park locations celebrated the chapbook releases of “Sorry, Can We Be Friends?” and “A Friend That Will Never Be Called Enemy,” respectively.
These student publications were inspired by Cartoon Network’s award-winning “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign, resulting in student writing that ranged from letters to loved ones to anti-bullying “tales from the light side.” Our young authors from both sides of town celebrated their writing by reading their work in front of an audience of fellow students, families, volunteers, staff, and community members.
Check out photos from both of our Cartoon Network x 826LA chapbook release parties at our Flickr album here.
To learn more about this partnership with 826 National, please visit their blog here.
To purchase “Sorry, Can We Be Friends?” and “A Friend That Will Never Be Called Enemy,” please visit the Time Travel Mart here.
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