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.
Teens in Print offers a year-round afterschool program. New cycles begin in September, January, and March.
Through the Teens in Print afterschool program, you’ll …
To join, you must be a Boston student in 8th – 12th grade. You’ll commit to 1 weekly meeting (virtual on Discord, your choice of Tuesdays or Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:30 pm).
Teens in Print’s Summer Journalism Institute, or SJI, is an immersive writing experience for Boston teens. During SJI, you’ll learn key journalism skills and use them to interrogate the history of Boston. Through culturally enriching outings and a combination of writing and multimedia projects, you’ll contribute to and challenge the established narratives that define people’s lived experiences in the city.
SJI runs for six weeks, Monday through Friday, from July to August. The program will be in person and virtual. We’ll come together in person for the first 3 days to review program expectations and give you access to our Discord server that we’ll use to meet virtually. Every Wednesday, we’ll meet in person for an afternoon field trip. Our last three weeks will be held in person at Babson College in downtown Boston.
SJI is part of Boston’s SuccessLink summer jobs program, so you’ll get paid for participating! To apply, 1) fill out the application form below and 2) complete an interview with a TiP staff member.