The importance of wonderful spaces for students: 826 Chapters in Newsweek

Former executive director of 826michigan, Amanda Uhle, wrote about the need for students to have wonderful and weird spaces in Newsweek.

She says, “Kids need places that are truly weird. For as free-thinking as kids naturally are, there simply are not very many places that reflect the illogic and joy of how a young person views the world… These places declare their purpose in every detail. They say, be yourself. They say, welcome.” 

She goes on to explain why, now more than ever, these are vital places for young people. That amongst the chaos of our current world, they act as an essential antidote. To read more of her thoughts, visit Newsweek here.