At 826 Boston, we understand the challenges Boston Public School teachers face when it comes to providing students with individualized writing and literacy support. Our program staff works with teachers to customize lesson plans, provide trained tutors, and polish student writing for publication. We provide support for writing projects of all stripes, from college essays to full-length book projects.

To set up an in-school session with our staff, contact Education Director April Bo Wang by email or call 617-442-5400.

Each year, 826 Boston publishes collections of student writing through its Young Author Book Projects. During a year-long literary experience, students read and study mentor texts, then draft, revise, and polish their own stories while working with 826 Boston tutors. A student editorial board edits, titles, and shapes the entire collection with the help of local publishing professionals and a professional designer.

We share these special collections through community celebrations, where students read excerpts of their work and sign books for their fans, and in 826 Boston’s whimsical storefront, the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute.

My students came away from this project with 826 Boston with more confidence, a sense of accomplishment, and purpose.”

-Nora Tsoutsis, partner teacher from our 2013-2014 book project, It’s Not the Stone That Brings You Strength.