826CHI is a nonprofit organization and a chapter of the 826 National network, both of which are dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. For all permission and release information below, “826CHI,” “we” and “us” collectively refers to 826CHI and/or 826 National. The "Author" refers to the student participating in 826CHI's program. This form is an agreement between the participating student if over 18 or the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the participating student if under 18 and 826CHI.
A NOTE ON IN-CENTER PROGRAMS:
826CHI is a writing center, where students may come to work on and receive assistance with school or individual work. Although students are encouraged to feel at home while in the center, they are also expected to have homework to do, and to be respectful of their surroundings. We reserve the right to ask students we feel are being too disruptive to leave. Please understand that 826CHI is a writing center and should not be considered an alternative to daycare or babysitting services. We specialize in writing instruction, therefore homework in other subjects will not be prioritized. While we will do our best to accommodate any student that comes to the center, we do have a limited amount of space. Accordingly, we cannot allow drop-in tutoring; all students must sign up for after-school writing lab in advance. Parents are responsible for making any necessary arrangements for getting their child home.