Project Initiative: Northeastern volunteers support 826 Boston as tutors and student mentors for young writers in Boston.
826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English Language Learners, and in-depth publishing projects. Each of our free programs seeks to empower students to express their ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voices. Students serve as tutors, supporting students ages 7-16 on homework, literacy, and creative writing. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups. The tutoring and writing program gives students the opportunity to express themselves creatively, receive recognition for their work at book release parties and peer awards, and get extra support with homework.