Amplifying youth voice across Boston.
Teens in Print (TiP) is a writing program created to amplify the marginalized voices of eighth to twelfth grade Boston students. We strive to give students the tools to 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.
Teens in Print is a program of WriteBoston. Learn more about our parent organization at writeboston.org.
Celebrating diversity of thought and identity
Teens’ opinions are often dismissed or invalidated due to the misconception that age is a necessity for meaningful contributions to society. But we believe that young people can and should write their own narratives and have a voice in the social issues that affect their futures.
At TiP, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive writing program that encourages and celebrates the diversity of thought and identity. We invite students of all writing levels and backgrounds to share their stories with a larger audience, because we believe that empowering students to explore, refine, and share their ideas is a prerequisite to creating young adults who do well in the world and for the world.
What we offer
Teens in Print runs an after-school program, an intensive six-week summer program, writing and media literacy workshops for Boston teachers and community organizations. Because we believe in amplifying youth voices, we publish all our students’ writing online, to share with a wide audience.
Our student writers meet after school to learn about new types of writing, build connections with peers from across the city, and discuss the changing world around them. They have the unique opportunity to be published as middle and high schoolers and end each programming cycle with at least one product to add to their portfolio.