Write After School

Registration for Fall 2022 programs is now open – sign up here!


La solicitud para programas del Otoño de 2022 está abierta – ¡inscriba a su estudiante aquí!


Reading and writing go together like superheroes and capes. Write After School students work alongside 826NYC staff and volunteers to build their reading, writing, and social-emotional skills, and unleash their imagination as they play and learn about the power of language. Throughout the year, classes will dive into specific topics like ghost stories and origin stories. Twice per year, students revise their creative writing for publications that are printed in English and Spanish and shared with families, volunteers, and community members at celebratory readings.

The two days per week go together, and students experience the strongest learning outcomes by attending both! Priority will be given to students who enroll in both days for their grade band. The fall semester starts on September 19, 2022.


Write After School Schedule for 2022-2023


Grades 1-5 • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM

Grades 6-8 • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM

Extended day is available! Students may arrive as early as 3:00 PM to read, work on homework, or finish 826NYC writing projects, and can stay until 6:00 PM to do the same.
Write After School: Book Club | Mondays (grades 1-5) & Tuesdays (grades 6-8): We’ll explore everything from graphic novels to poetry in book clubs organized around grade-appropriate readings! We’ll talk about plot and characters, build our vocabulary, and work on our reading skills in small groups split by grade level.

Write After School: Workshop | Wednesdays (grades 1-5) & Thursdays (grades 6-8): Students sharpen their grammar skills and learn about different genres and topics throughout the year, from myths to poetry. This year, these topics include spooky stories, origin stories, art-inspired writing, NYC-inspired writing, and adventure stories.

Please note: Tuesday & Thursday Write After School sessions include the same content as Write Away Workshops. Students may not enroll in both.

Program Details:

Write After School is for students in grades 1-8 whose families meet our income qualifications. Students whose family income does not qualify may apply separately for Write Away Workshops, Write All About It, and Dungeons & Dragons & Writers, for a low enrollment fee.

This program will be in person in our Park Slope center (372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn) for the 2022-23 school year.

Questions? Email programs@826nyc.org or call 718-499-9884.