The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute carries unicorn tears, t-shirts, and books of student writing. Stop by the GBBRI Monday through Friday, 1-6 PM, Saturday from 1-5:30 PM, or click here to shop online.
Thinking of visiting the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute for all of your holiday shopping needs? We're accepting online orders through next THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12. Thank you for your support!
October 18, 2013
Attention Boston area high school students and 826 volunteers - the date is set for our 4th annual College Essay Boot Camp at Northeastern University! On Saturday, October 26th, from 10am-4pm, over 100 students will be paired up with tutors to brainstorm, outline, draft, revise and/or edit their college essays. This event is FREE. A pizza lunch and tours of Northeastern campus will also be provided. Visit the College Essay Boot Camp 2013 blog to learn more information, and sign up today to receive updates leading up to the one-day event. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Students! Sign up here
for a morning or afternoon session, or for support all day.
Tutors! Sign up here
for a morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions. A free training will also be provided.
And be sure to join our event on Facebook, too!
October 9, 2013
Be on the look-out for the 826 Boston team at the Boston Book Festival next week. We'll have your favorite furry friend in tow, along with a cadre of spell-casters and magicians. Come by and say hello, if you dare!
Follow us on Twitter
for photos, quips, and updates on readings by members of our esteemed Literary Board
--including Christopher Castellani
, Tom Perrotta
, and Andre Dubus III
Booth 58, Boston Book Festival, Copley Square Park
Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM-5 PM
For more information about the Boston Book Festival, including a full schedule of events for Bibliophiles of all stripes, click here
September 30, 2013
We couldn't have made it through Summer Camp with out the excellent help of none other than JAY COOK
! He was instrumental in working the sound board (pun intended) and spent many hours behind the scenes helping with making props and setting up for our one-night-only-production of I'm From Boston, What's the Problem.
"They really had a clear idea on the atmosphere they wanted to create and came up with some very clever effects, like using a dripping water sound to represent an underground tunnel"
said Jay. When Jay isn't cooking up ideas on the sound board he likes to read science fiction books and go hiking. He also hopes to travel the world in a few years time. Send us postcards when you do!
Thanks again Jay for all your help. Thank you, Harvard Book Store
, for sponsoring our Volunteer of the Month program.
September 25, 2013
Thank you for your past service at 826 Boston! We have a lot of great opportunities coming up and we want to make sure you're in the loop for all of them, but we also don't want to bother you with the ones that don't interest you. Please take this quick survey so that we have the most up to date information on how you want to be involved.
Click here to complete the survey.
Can you really say no to a hamster with a clipboard?
August 30, 2013
Besides National Semicolon Week, THIS is by far our favorite time of year!
We're looking forward to seeing students, families and teachers again soon as our programming strikes back up in full force this year.
We are currently conducting the lottery for our after-school tutoring program, which will begin upon completion of our office construction (tentatively set for September 25th). Saturday Tutoring for middle and high school students from 1-3 p.m. begins October 5th. If you'd like to fill out an interest form to be added to our waiting list, please contact us at info[at]826boston.org.
If you're an elementary school teacher and are interested in bringing your class to write a book for our cantankerous (but very discerning) publishers, Archibald, Spangler and Klobbersteen, sign your class up for one of our fall Storytelling and Bookmaking field trips! Scriptwriting field trips are also still available for middle school teachers and their classes. Sign up here.
If you're a teacher looking for writing tutors to come to your classroom, email megan[at]826boston.org. for elementary and middle school classrooms, and erin[at]826boston.org.for high school classrooms.
You can find more information on all our programs here.
If you're interested in volunteering for any of our fall programs, visit our volunteer page for upcoming orientation dates. We hope to see you all soon!
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