3035 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
826 Boston core free programs include In-Schools, Field Trips, Tutoring, and Workshops:
826 Boston offers in-school writing support to Boston Public Schools within a mile radius of our center. If a high school class needs college essay help or a group of middle school students is creating their own Greek myths, 826 Boston tutors are here to help. Trained tutors regularly visit classrooms to support a teacher's writing curriculum by working one-on-one with students. Tutors can help students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to fixing grammar to publishing that final draft. If you are a teacher or administrator interested in having 826 tutors work in your school, please send an email to jessica [at] 826boston.org.
Watch the story behind the creation of A Place For Me In The World, by middle school students of the Mission Hill School, created by 826 Boston volunteer Matt Watson:
Field trips are the chance for entire classes to come to our writing center for a few hours of high-energy learning. One of our most popular field trips is Storytelling & Bookmaking, designed for grades 1-4, in which a class creates, illustrates & publishes a tale like "Bud, the Grumpy Earthquake" all in one morning! Each student then leaves with his or her own published books. 826 Boston also offers Scriptwriting field trips for grades 5-8. If you are interested in bringing your class on a field trip to 826 Boston, please click here to fill out a request form.
Watch Matt Watson's film about field trips at 826 Boston for a flavor of our field trip mornings:
After-School & Saturday Tutoring
After-school tutoring occurs Monday - Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at our writing center for registered students in grades 1 to 12, and Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for students age 6-18. Students can register to receive one-on-one help from a trained tutor on any type of homework, from math to history to science and, yes, even English. After a student has finished their homework, tutors are available to help students with individual creative writing projects, like our Spring 2009 publication, "2% of 2% of All the World's Stories." For more information about tutoring, contact info [at] 826boston.org. Click here for more information. Haga clic aqui para más información en Español.
Meet some of our book-loving, book-eating after-school students in this video:
Saturday workshops focus on unique and exciting writing projects ranging from a published chapbook to a performance or website. Past workshops have included Improv & Sketch Comedy, Sock Puppet Theater, Film-making, Gross Science Experiments & Other Strange Phenomena, Letters that were once lost, and Odes to Common Things. Over school vacations, 826 Boston offers daily workshops, and during, summer break, an intensive science & writing camp. Please note that in order to insure participation and allow as many students as possible to attend our workshops we require a $20 deposit upon registration, which is fully refundable upon attendance. For more information, please see our workshops page or email info [at] 826boston.org.
"Robots" was written by Cole Cartwright, age 6, and produced during "826 Hollywood," a recent 826 Boston workshop: