Amplifyingthe voices ofour youth

Give Now to Support Students

Right now, we're leaning in and showing up for our students. You can, too.

With schools closed, students are facing major ruptures in their education. Right now, WriteBoston staff are meeting remotely with students and teachers to offer mentorship and writing support. When we get to the other side of this pandemic, we are committed to providing students with the tools they need to excel in the classroom and beyond. 

Show up with us to support teachers and students. Youth are missing crucial classroom learning time while grappling with isolation, discrimination, job loss, uncertainty, and fear. In all of this, we do not want to lose their voices.

You can help students continue to learn, engage, and write. They are our bright future, and they need you.


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How is COVID-19 affecting our students? Let them tell you.

WriteBoston offers monetary stipends to dedicated students who show up and contribute to the Teens in Print newspaper. In this critical moment, when our students and their families are coping with job loss and uncertainty, we’re extending stipends to any TiP student who writes about how COVID-19 is impacting their lives.

Students have shared stories of anxiety, resilience, and hope. We’ve featured some of their writing below, and in the coming weeks, we’ll publish more. (Sign up to receive their writing in your inbox!) We hope you’ll read, re-share, and offer your perspective, too.

How is COVID-19 affecting our teachers?

Teachers are working under extraordinary circumstances to continue educating their students, and WriteBoston’s instructional coaches are right there beside them to tackle these new challenges. Our coaches are supporting and communicating with 60+ teachers from 8 partner schools across Greater Boston.

WriteBoston’s professional development team has also launched the Coaching Connection Newsletter, sent weekly to a network of 450+ educators. (Sign up for the newsletter here.) The Coaching Connection shares virtual teaching tips and highlights creative ways teachers have built classroom camaraderie from afar. We’ve shared some of our teacher perspectives below.

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Our Campaign Committee

Corey Allen, Trade Partner Diversity & Community Outreach Officer, Suffolk Construction and Board Member, New England High School Journalism Collaborative

Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Head of Executive and External Communications, MilliporeSigma

Maureen Franco, Partner & President, LifeSci Communications

Andrea Goodman, Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, Eastern Bank

Elijah Heckstall, Managing Director of Teacher Leadership, Teach for America Massachusetts

Brian Heffron, EVP & Partner, CTP

Dot Joyce, Principal, Dot Joyce Consulting

Lisa Lawler, Corporate Communications, Sanofi Genzyme

Celeste Lee, Philanthropy Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University

Cynthia Mohr

Colette Phillips, President & CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Bob Turner, Former WriteBoston board member and Senior Advisor, UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School

Our Campaign Sponsors

WriteBoston has regretfully cancelled the Pros&Conversation in-person event for 2020, pivoting to a campaign that showcases student perspective pieces on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. To our campaign committee, sponsors, and community: thank you for standing with WriteBoston, and with our students, during this difficult time. With your help, we're amplifying the voices of our youth.