3035 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
826 Boston core free programs include In-School Writing and Publishing Program, Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trips, After-School and Saturday Tutoring, and Creative Writing Workshops:
In-School Writing and Publishing Program
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 at Egleston Square After-school tutoring occurs Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:00 PM at our writing center for registered students in grades 1-12. For more information about tutoring at the Egleston Square location, please contact info [at] 826boston.org. Click here for more information. Haga clic aqui para más información en Español.
Saturday tutoring at Egleston Square On Saturday from 1:00-3:00 PM, students ages 6-18 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 Fall 2013 publication, Really Fangtastic: Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters.
After-School tutoring at the Grove Hall Library **NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!** Beginning in Fall 2014, after-school and drop-in tutoring at the Grove Hall Library will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Children's Room. Students who wish to register can sign up for a guaranteed tutor during either the 3:00-4:15 PM time slot OR the 4:15-5:30 PM time slot on both Tuesday and Thursday.
For more information about tutoring at the Grove Hall location, please contact Edwin [at] 826boston.org or call 617-442-5400.
Meet some of our book-loving, book-eating after-school students in this video:
Over April and February vacations, 826 Boston offers creative writing workshops on everything from Sock Puppet Theater to Gross Science Experiments. Please note that in order to ensure participation and allow as many students as possible to attend our workshops, we require a $20 deposit upon registration. This deposit 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: