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Teaching and learning from Porsha Olayiwola’s “i shimmer sometimes, too”

Porsha Olayiwola, poet, curator, educator, and author of "i shimmer sometimes, too," joined local authors and TiP journalists at Pros&Conversation in May. Educators can use Porsha's work in their classrooms as a source for culturally sustaining and engaging learning opportunities.

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Going Back to T-Town: Spotlight on Carmen Fields’ work

Carmen Fields, author of Going Back to T-Town, which the Jazz Journalists Association recognizes as among the best biographies of 2024, takes center stage at WriteBoston’s annual fundraiser, Pros&Conversation. Read more about the book (and bonus for teachers: how to use it in your classroom).

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SJI 2023: Boston teens finish a summer spent reporting on issues close to them

WriteBoston is proud to share the accomplishments of 31 Boston teenagers who participated in this year’s Summer Journalism Institute.

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Pros&Conversation 2023: Celebrating leadership and the power of learning

Read a recap of our annual fundraiser, held on May 11, 2023

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Introducing Abdi Mohamed Ali, Ed.D, Executive Director

Meet Abdi Ali, WriteBoston's new Executive Director.

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TiPster in the News!

Teens in Print student journalist, Ketura Joseph, interviewed by GBH News

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Introducing Jenny Leopold, Interim Executive Director

My name is Jenny Leopold, and I’ll be stepping in as Interim Executive Director.

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A message from Sarah Poulter, Executive Director

I’m writing today to share that over the next few months, I will be transitioning out of my role as Executive Director.

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In Progress: Teen Voices from Summer 2022

A Teens in Print publication featuring work by students from our 2022 summer program.

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Guest Blog: ALTAS summer program youth use arts for change

Read about the collaborative educational program hosted at Clark University this summer.

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Becoming main characters: Students reflect on SJI

"At SJI, our writing allows us to see what actually matters."

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Pros&Conversation brings us together — at last!

Read a recap of our annual fundraiser, held online and in person on May 4, 2022.

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Introducing Mohamed Barrie

"My aim is to create in a messy world a place that helps youth become and aspire to be greater things beyond the obstacles that are unfortunately there for those of us that feel the hand of oppressive systems daily."

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Back to (changed) schools: a panel

Students and teachers share the challenges they've faced in returning to classrooms and changes they'd like to see in their own schools.

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New publication chronicles student work during COVID-19

Teens in Print's newest publication chronicles student writing during the pandemic school year.

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Pros&Conversation 2021: A virtual celebration of student voice

A recap of WriteBoston's annual fundraiser, held virtually on May 6, 2021.

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Staff Spotlight: Lucy Levin

"One thing I love about Teens in Print is that it takes high school students seriously as artists and thinkers."

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Staff Spotlight: Sophia Salazar

"Turning to youth voice first is a lesson I will take with me wherever I go."

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Live stream: Celebrating outstanding student journalism

Watch our live stream event celebrating the student journalist in our Teens in Print afterschool program.

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TiPsters featured in Boston Globe “Great Divide” Series

The Boston Globe's Great Divide series features the work of two Teens in Print journalists.

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Staff blog: Teachers explore remote learning and model a growth mindset

What was instantly clear about this gathering of educators was their motivation for attending: teachers want to figure out HOW to teach in the midst of this pandemic.

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Teens in Print students interviewed on ZUMIX radio

ZUMIX and Teens in Print youth talk virtual TiP, writing during a pandemic, and maintaining connection during social distancing.

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Thank you for amplifying young voices

Your support for WriteBoston's Pros&Conversation:Amplify campaign has humbled us. Thank you for standing with our youth and teachers.

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Virtual Learning: Resources for Teachers

WriteBoston's instructional coaches are committed to helping educators navigate through the challenges of virtual learning. The Coaching Connection newsletter shares inspiring stories from our networks, useful teaching resources, and encouragement.

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Our Response to COVID-19: Programming Update

We remain committed to our core mission: empowering youth with communication skills for successful futures. Though schools are closed, our staff are working remotely to deliver our mission. 

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Professional Skills Day Gets Students Summer-Job-Ready

Preparing students for the professional world is crucial to their success post-high school. So we hosted our first-ever Professional Skills Day.

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19 Unmissable Moments of 2019

The last year was full of opportunity, growth, and new milestones for WriteBoston, and we want to share them with you one more time.

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Commonwealth Corps Members Vital Part of TiP Re-Vamp

Though Annie and Elvis have only been with us a few months, they've already made a big impact.

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Executive Director Sarah Poulter Identified As HubWeek Change Maker

HubWeek interviewed our executive director, Sarah Poulter, about her time with WriteBoston.

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Power of Good Podcast: Why Writing Isn’t Just for English Class

Sarah Poulter and Jake Murray talk about why writing matters, and how WriteBoston is elevating youth writing skills in Massachusetts.

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More Students To Have Hands-on Role in Consuming and Making Media

To reduce barriers and ensure that TiP is more accessible, we went back to the drawing board and devised a new program model that offers multiple entry points for curious teens.

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Sunsetting our Writing Centers: A New Chapter for WriteBoston

In June 2019, following deep consideration, WriteBoston made the difficult decision to close our last Writing Center, located at Boston International Newcomers Academy.

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Student Blog: What SJI Taught Me about Journalism & Social Media

SJI confronted me with how critical social media journalism is...not only were we told about how journalism and the media interact, we got to practice it ourselves.

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Networking 101: Teens Talk to Local Professionals About Future Prospects

Our Second Annual Networking Breakfast was designed to connect teens with adults across a variety of professions and careers. This year, we hosted science journalists, lawyers, diversity officers, social entrepreneurs--the list goes on.

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Student-to-Student Q&As: Meet Our Summer Journalism Kids

Some interview snippets to acquaint you with our students.

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Students Visit Local Companies to Try on Different Professional Hats

We're sending our students to ad agencies, law firms, biotech giants, and more to expose them to potential future jobs.

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Guest Blog: Wilson HGA Partners with WriteBoston to Honor Boston’s Student Journalists

It was not an easy decision choosing the winners—the Wilson HGA team was blown away by the talent of the young writers, and their ability to produce well-researched, thought-provoking pieces on a variety of topics.

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Stories Worth Telling: Reflections on the Writing Center

These students have brave stories to tell, and part of the Writing Center’s work has been to help them realize that they have stories that are worthy of telling.

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A Resounding Success for Student Literacy: Pros&Conversation 2019

Supporters, sponsors, staff, and students 170 strong gathered on May 9th, 2019, to celebrate student voice at Pros&Conversation.

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Power Panel: Meet the Authors of Pros&Conversation 2019

Poised to be captivating and inspiring, we want to make sure you're prepared for this panel ahead of time.

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Student Blog: Teens in Print E-Board Opens Doors for Jacob Downey

Jacob Downey, Teens in Print staff writer and editor, talks about how a summer internship led to unexpected opportunity.

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Prudential Story Machines Feature Teen Writing

“The feeling of me and two strangers crowding around the machine for my story had me giddy.”

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Service Corps Blog: Supporting the College Essay and Beyond

Commonwealth Corps member Sarah Robbins reflects on the Next Chapter initiative and supporting teens in the transition to college. 

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31 Nights of Light Celebrates Teen Writers!

Teens in Print hosts a "Pop-up Newsroom" at the Prudential Center Boston's 31 Nights of Light, an event series that shines a light on Boston nonprofit organizations.

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2018 Annual Report Released

View our 2017-2018 annual report for accomplishments and highlights of the past year.

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Intern Blog: A Summer Reflection

Izzy, our summer intern, reflects on her experiences with the Teens in Print Summer Journalism Institute.

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Teenagers Network with Local Professionals and Community Leaders

Local professionals and Summer Journalism Institute teens gather for food, career advice, and networking at WriteBoston's first Professional Networking Breakfast.

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WriteBoston’s Annual Job Shadow Day Provides Students Insight into Future Careers

Students from Teens in Print's Summer Journalism Institute visit six partners as part of their annual Job Shadow Day.

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A Good Time for a Great Cause: Bella Luna Fundraiser Recap

Learn more about our Summer Journalism Institute fundraiser at Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge!

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Staff Blog: Vignettes of Professional Development

Kelly Knopf-Goldner, a WriteBoston literacy coach, reflects on her experiences at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

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To help count down to the start of this year’s Summer Journalism Institute, we’ve been re-visiting old photos, memories, and #DidYouKnow factoids from the past 14 years on our Facebook and Twitter. Let’s keep the party rolling with…

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Guest Blog: Wilson Architects Partners with WriteBoston to Honor Boston’s Student Journalists

Wilson Architects reflects on their sponsorship through our corporate sponsorship program, Rising Voices Awards.

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WriteBoston awarded Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant: $50,000 a year for 10 years

WriteBoston is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years.

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A Celebration of Writing: Pros&Conversation 2018 Recap

Re-live every moment from Pros&Conversation, WriteBoston's annual fundraiser!

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Prince Lobel supports excellent student writers through March Rising Voices Awards

Teens in Print students and corporate sponsor Prince Lobel reflect on the Rising Voices Awards.

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Meet Our Pros&Conversation Authors

Meet the four authors who will be in conversation with our teen writers on Thursday, April 12 at Pros&Conversation!

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Guest Blog: Teens in Print

Author Cindy Layton reflects on reading Teens in Print for the first time -- and how fundamental writing is to success. 

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Guest Blog: Writing Skills in Greater Demand

Guest Blogger Jake Murray questions if writing skills are losing their importance.

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Looking Back & Looking Forward: Writing to Defend Democracy Event Recap

WriteBoston hosted its first ever youth conference—with immersive student-led workshops, participatory art projects, teen “pop-up magazine” performances, and a community resource fair.

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WriteBoston and The Castle Group Receive Corporate Citizenship Award

The Boston Business Journal recently named WriteBoston and The Castle Group as two Partners of the Year.

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Register NOW for Looking Back & Looking Forward: Writing to Defend Democracy youth conference

Register your teens now for this student-led conference, to culminate in a powerful newspaper publication featuring the voices of Boston youth.

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Summer Journalism Institute students explore writing-based careers at Boston businesses

Students from WriteBoston’s Summer Journalism Institute went to work on Monday at the Boston Business Journal, the Castle Group, and JLL.

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WriteBoston Partners with GrubStreet to Support Boston’s First Immigrant “Write-In”

Organized by local creative writing center GrubStreet, the event featured an open mic, podcast recording booth, and typewriters for immigrants, both youth and adults, to share their stories in their preferred medium.

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Join us on Tuesday, June 6, for a Benefit Night at Tres Gatos

Want to support WriteBoston and enjoy the summer sunshine?

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Pros&Conversation 2017 raises over $90,000 to support WriteBoston programs

Thank you to all of our guests, sponsors, and friends who joined us on April 27 for this year’s Pros&Conversation fundraiser.

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Our gift to you: a holiday reading list!

See what’s on our holiday booklist!

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BNN interviews Teens in Print

Carla Gualdron, Teens in Print Director, and Sofia Meadows, a TiPster and Boston Public Schools student, visited the studios of BNN recently for an interview about Boston's newspaper for and by teens.

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Young journalists highlighted at Teens in Print Publication Party

WriteBoston celebrated the latest issue of the Teens in Print youth newspaper, a new website platform for youth, and a new program director.

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WriteBoston awarded $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation to support Five District Partnership

WriteBoston is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.

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New Teens in Print website is LIVE!

Teens in Print is a platform for student journalists, essayists, poets, and artists, and it just got a new stage: the revamped bostontip.com.

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Pros&Conversation 2016 author panel

Pros&Conversation 2016 raises over 70K to support WriteBoston programs—thanks to you.

Thank you for building a community of writers with us!

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Castle Group teams up with WriteBoston

Beginning last July, WriteBoston has had the privilege of partnering with the Castle Group, a Charlestown-based PR and events firm.

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Betty Southwick, founding Executive Director, steps down as of June 30, 2016

WriteBoston announces that Betty Southwick will step down from the role of Executive Director, to be succeeded by Sarah Poulter, current Deputy Director.

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Meet a TiPster: Melanie Baez

Melanie Baez, a regular Teens in Print (TiP) writer and artist, joined TiP when she picked up a copy from school and realized it was missing something—a comic!

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WriteBoston Finds a New Kind of Partner: City Year Boston

How do you foster a culture of writing among young people? For WriteBoston, the key strategy is to establish partnerships in area schools.

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Meet a TiPster: Adamajan Bah

When a friend offered free pizza one afternoon during her freshman year, Adamajan Bah did not hesitate to accept the invitation. She soon found herself among fellow "TIPsters".

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