Amplifying youth voice across Boston.

Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program for eighth to twelfth-grade Boston students. TiP offers an after-school program, an intensive six-week summer writing program, workshops for Boston teachers and community organizations, and an online platform for student writing. We strive to give students the tools to effectively share their experiences and perspectives through writing, the platform to reach decision-makers who can act on their ideas, and the knowledge to become thoughtful consumers of media.

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The spaces in which youth share their ideas are not always taken seriously. Oftentimes, teens’ opinions are dismissed or invalidated due to the misconception that age is a prerequisite for meaningful contributions to society. Because we believe in the power of amplifying youth voices, TiP is an inclusive writing program that invites students of all writing levels and backgrounds to share their stories with a larger audience. Young people should not only consume diverse media narratives but also have the skills and confidence to create their own. 

Our staff writers meet after school to learn about new types of writing, build connections across the city, and discuss the changing world around them. Participants also have the unique opportunity to become published writers as middle and high schoolers and end each programming cycle with at least one product to add to their writing portfolio.

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Submit writing for publication.

Even if you’re juggling participation in other extra curricular activities and can’t commit to weekly meetings, you can still get published on the Teens in Print website. We accept all genres of writing: hard news stories, opinion pieces, personal essays, creative writing, poetry, and more. Submit your work at the link below.

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Read our students' work

New writing alert! Our Summer Journalism Institute is over, but our students' work was just published.

Check out their work—from diary entires to advocacy letters at

"I would later come to understand a large source of modern Islamophobia in the country: 9/11. And yet it was hard for me to understand why 19 people could affect someone’s view on 1.8 billion people."

Read Youssef's piece on the harm of generalizations:

After our students wrote advocacy letters, we asked: are you more inclined to advocate for things in the future?

This is what they said:

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TiP for Teachers

Sign up to receive student writing from Teens in Print, schedule a workshop for your classroom, or submit student writing for publication.