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Teenage reflections: New video featuring 826 Boston YLAB student

September 7, 2023

Have you seen our latest film, featuring Youth Literary Advisory Board (YLAB) member Bless reading her piece from YLAB’s book, Coming Up for Air: Reflections from the Teenage Mind?

In this new video by Matt Watson, Bless shares what writing means to her, how she found connection after the pandemic, and how she’s learned that it’s okay to not know what the future holds.

Join YLAB: YLAB is now hiring for new members! If you or a high school student you know are interested in getting paid to serve as a writer and advisor to the 826 Boston team, apply today!

Buy the YLAB book: Get your copy of the latest YLAB publication, Coming Up For Air: Reflections from the Teenage Mind. Published in June 2023, this anthology includes poems, artwork, and essays by Boston students, and explores issues of mental health, love, and societal expectations.

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