We’re always looking for new voices.

At Teens in Print (TiP), we seek to uplift young voices that are historically marginalized and often excluded in traditional media. Students who join our program will connect with peers from across Boston, learn about writing and media, and publish writing on this website.

TiP students are free to explore their own interests and passions. From op-eds and advocacy letters to listicles and photo essays, our students try out all sorts of writing and creative expression.

We welcome young people of all backgrounds, especially students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, trans and nonbinary, immigrants, English language learners, disabled and/or neurodivergent.

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Opportunities for Teens

Summer Journalism Institute

Teens in Print’s Summer Journalism Institute (or SJI) is an immersive writing experience through culturally enriching outings that encourage you to build and use key journalism skills, interrogate the rich history of Boston and discover the power of storytelling, stories and journalism. We aspire for your work to contribute to and challenge some of the established narratives that define lived experiences in this city.

We’ll be focusing on a broad range of journalism, including writing and multimedia (like video and audio). The weeks are formatted to zoom in on the power of stories, how journalism impacts everyday people, your experiences and our shared realities before zooming in on a citywide experience and how you relate to it.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must live in Boston and be between 14 and 18 years old during the program (July – August 2024). No writing experience is required. All you need to bring is enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and vibes to build a summer community with peers.

Afterschool Program

Teens in Print offers a year-round afterschool program. New cycles begin in October, January, and March.

Through the Teens in Print program, you’ll…

  • Become a published writer
  • Earn a participation award of $100- $150 per ten-week cycle
  • Connect with peers from across Boston

To join, you must be a Boston student in 8th – 12th grade. You’ll commit to 1 weekly meeting (your choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm).

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