You're invited to an evening of food, drinks, & fundraising at Bella Luna!

WriteBoston Fundraiser @ Bella Luna Restaurant
Thursday, June 28, 2018
5:30-8:00 PM
(Directions Here)

Tickets: $50 per person
Proceeds support the Summer Journalism Institute 

Join WriteBoston and Teens in Print at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for an evening shindig to benefit the Summer Journalism Institute, a free, six-week summer program for Boston teens. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Pizza buffet with cash bar. 

Bella Luna & The Milky Lounge are turning 25 years old in November 2018. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the restaurant is graciously hosting a series of benefit events for their non-profit neighbors, with each event on or near the Full Moons of the year. The series furthers their mission of hospitality with a purpose!

The Summer Journalism Institute is a unique, high-quality program that is completely free to Boston students and families. The program provides six weeks of academic learning, enrichment, and the opportunity to earn a weekly paycheck, through a partnership with the City of Boston’s youth jobs program. Every student receives free breakfast, access to a take-home laptop, and individualized mentoring.  While other pre-college summer journalism programs exist in Boston, similar programs can cost families more than $2,500 for only two weeks. In contrast, SJI is completely free to approximately 30 to 35 students and gives them access to pre-college learning that stems summer learning loss while providing crucial work experience and a paycheck.

While the Institute is free to students, it isn’t free to run. Each year, WriteBoston raises approximately $1,500 per student to cover the costs of staffing, food, and supplies for the program.

Your support for Teens in Print’s Summer Journalism Institute helps support young, aspiring journalists.

CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket now!
CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket now!

Support our Summer Journalism Institute, a summer job opportunity for Boston teens. This six-week program offers young people the opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the field of journalism. In addition to receiving expert adult mentoring, teens learn how to interview, fact check, write news stories, meet other teens across the city, network with professionals, and attend weekly field trips. 84% of students, post SJI, reported that their writing had improved “some” or “a lot” over the six week institute, with half of all students selecting the highest response on the scale.

Students write articles for the September issue of Teens in Print, Boston’s only citywide newspaper written for and by teens.

Read the newspaper at

What WriteBoston Does
WriteBoston creates opportunities for students to engage in the writing process and builds teacher capacity to use writing to support student learning. Each year, we serve approximately 500 students and 375 teachers in Boston and surrounding urban communities. We provide training and coaching for teachers, educators outside of the traditional classroom, and school leadership. We publish the voices of nearly 100 young people each year through the youth newspaper Teens in Print, and provide direct writing support through in-school Writing Centers. Our work is grounded in the belief that writing is essential to student achievement and that all young people can be flexible, thoughtful communicators and problem solvers when writing is embedded in daily learning. Click here to learn more.