Amplifying youth voice across Boston.

Teens in Print (TiP) is a youth journalism program and student newspaper. TiP operates an after school program, runs a Summer Journalism Institute, and offers journalism and college-readiness workshops for partner organizations and schools.


Over the years, media has changed—breaking news is constant, politicians are getting harder and harder to trust, and paper newspaper circulation is at its lowest point since the 40s. With round-the-clock CNN news alerts, social media posts, and tweets about “fake news,” figuring it out seems like a challenging task for today’s teens. Though many young people are overwhelmed by and even neglectful of certain aspects of journalism, they are still eager to participate in some way in media.

Teens in Print, Boston’s only citywide youth newspaper, is here to give young people the tools to navigate the new, complicated media world. Through interactive lessons, individual mentoring, and project feedback, the program allows for students to tap into and better their writing skills. Teens in Print has been written by and for teens since 2004, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Join TiP and let your voice be heard.

Journalism is a powerful megaphone to amplify youth voice, and your voice can be a part of it! At Teens in Print, you have the opportunity to join our after school program in one of four ways:

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If you are interested in joining Teens in Print but unsure if you want your writing to be published, this is the perfect place to start! You will participate in hands-on workshops around writing, journalism, and news literacy and learn multimedia skills such as editorial design, photography, and podcasting. We will give you the tools you need to become savvy news consumers and potential staff writers.

Interested in joining as a TiP Associate? Click here.
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As a Staff Writer, you have the opportunity to write one article per cycle for the newspaper on engaging, relevant topics of your choice. This is a position that comes with many benefits, including a stipend and one-on-one writing support and mentoring.

Interested in joining as a Staff Writer? Click here.
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This is for fully committed and experienced youth journalists who have been in the program and earned the opportunity to take on greater leadership. Editors write two articles per cycle and take on additional editorial responsibilities including input on the editing and publishing process. This position comes with benefits, including a stipend, one-on-one writing support, and mentoring.

Speak to the program director about becoming an editor. You must have served as a staff writer before applying to this position.

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Even if you are juggling participation in other extra curricular activities and can’t commit to weekly meetings, you can still get published in Teens in Print! We accept submissions from students on a rolling basis. Simply share your writing with TiP’s program director via Google Docs, and the TiP team will work with you virtually to get your piece ready for publication.

Interested in submitting your writing? Click here.

Beyond the newspaper.

Teens in Print also offers support around college and career readiness. Currently, we tackle the gaps in college, supplemental, and scholarship essay writing through classroom workshops and one-on-one appointments for students.

Our workshops have recently branched out of a literacy-specific lens to include fundamental college readiness topics (including financial aid, Common App knowledge, and SAT/ACT study tips) to help students prepare earlier for each aspect of the college application process.

READ THE NEWSPAPER

"I'm not ashamed to tell my story as devastating as it is so people can learn and start making changes. It's time for us to start seeing colorism as a real problem."

Stacie wrote about her experience with colorism in the U.S. and Haiti. Read more here: https://hub.teensinprint.com/partner-writing-submission/colorism-exists-and-its-serious

"I’m still not sure if it’s an elaborate lie or if we have been blinded by our arrogance and self-righteousness but New England is very far from an ideal society."

Eddie's personal essay explores the divides within and between city and suburban schools: https://hub.teensinprint.com/partner-writing-submission/many-new-englanders-are-tone-deaf-with-progressive-politics

"There are not a lot of affordable housing options for people and when there isn't affordable housing it is likely for people to become homeless."

Maddie's letter to @marty_walsh calls for more affordable housing options in Boston. Read it here: https://hub.teensinprint.com/partner-writing-submission/we-need-affordable-housing

"When her classes went online in March, [English professor] Lisella tried to make sure everyone was heard."

@NEHSJC1 student Nola wrote about new dynamics emerging in Zoom classrooms. Read the piece here: http://hub.teensinprint.com/partner-writing-submission/taking-a-backseat-on-zoom

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For Teachers

Sign up to receive the newspaper, schedule a Teens in Print workshop for your classroom, and submit student writing for publication.