Amplifying youth voice across Boston.

Teens in Print (TiP) is a youth journalism program for eighth to twelfth grade Boston students. TiP offers an after-school program, a Summer Journalism Institute, one-time media literacy workshops for Boston teachers and community organizations, and in-class collaborations for a select group of WriteBoston partner teachers. All TiP programming will be virtual through 2020.

Over the years, media has changed. Breaking news is constant, politicians are getting harder and harder to trust, and print 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 certain aspects of journalism, they are still eager to participate in the media in some way.

Teens in Print exists to give Boston 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. Through our interactive virtual newsroom and one-on-one mentorship, our extracurricular programs allow students to better their writing skills. We believe that students deserve to not only understand media narratives at a high-level, but to have the confidence to create their own.

Join TiP and let your voice be heard.

Journalism is a powerful tool for making change. Our staff writers meet on Tuesdays after school to learn about new types of writing, build community, and discuss the world around them. Our students also have the unique opportunity to become published writers as middle and high schoolers, and end each cycle with at least one clip to add to their portfolio. We’ll be online-only at least through December, but we can’t wait to be back in the newsroom. To receive more information, fill out the interest form here

Fill out the interest form

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, Writing through the Distance. We accept all genres of writing: hard news stories, opinion pieces, personal essays, creative writing, poetry, and more. We also publish multimedia content like photo essays and TikToks. Submit your work at the link below.

Submit your writing

"Not many four-year-olds have to explain Hanukkah to other four-year-olds who hadn’t been exposed to anything other than what they celebrated."

Read staff writer Xochitl Tai-Dawson's personal essay on her school experience as a biracial Jewish student! ⬇️

Now that the sun is up past 5:30 again, we want to know: what would you do with more hours of sunlight? Submit your free-writes for this #writingprompt to!

#WritingCommunity #studentjournalism

"To waddle around carelessly, no string attached
They have it all, I envy them"

On this chilly Boston Tuesday, we feel staff writer Marie Kasongo's poem deeply. Read "Oh, to be a penguin" in full at the link below!🐧❄️

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TiP for Teachers

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