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Each month, 826 Valencia – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills – selects a writer of the month from its various programs. We are proud to announce that Jabari, an eight grade student at De Marillac, was selected as September’s writer of the month.
“Jabari is an incredible part of our writing program,” said Jill Waskick, Tenderloin programs director at 826 Valencia. “He models positivity, effort and creative thinking. Jabari is a strong leader and helpful team player.”
The writer of the month receives a free book of their choosing and will have their picture taken for a poster that is displayed in the 826 Valencia lab. Jabari has been involved with 826 Valencia since sixth grade and was very excited to be selected.
“My writing class at 826 Valencia is really cool,” says Jabari. “I’ve learned how to better express myself through writing.” Way to go, Jabari!
Enjoy Jabari’s poem, “All I Want”, which was written during an 826 Valencia lesson on blues music and poetry.