826 Boston’s Book Project Paid Student Editorial Board

The November 2021 Boston mayoral election is shaping up to be a competitive race with a field of candidates who are more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. 826 Boston aims to produce a book of student speeches from across the city that captures the priorities and spirit of this current generation of K-12 students.

The Student Editorial Board, made up of 10-15 students, plays a key role in shaping every 826 Boston book project. Members will…

  • read all the speech submissions for the book and select finalists to be included in the book
  • develop a list of title suggestions and interior organization ideas for the book
  • write an opening letter that frames the book and their experience as authors and Editorial Board members
  • learn about the process to publish a professionally designed and printed book with 826 Boston
  • develop questions and moderate a Q&A session geared toward Boston’s youth with the mayoral candidates

The Student Editorial Board will meet six times (twice per week) over the weeks of 7/19, 7/26, and 8/2. Exact days and times will be based on Student Editorial Board member availability.

Students who attend all sessions and complete their editorial board responsibilities will receive a $150 stipend. Student Editorial Board members will also receive two complimentary copies of the book and an invitation to plan and attend the book release party in late October.

Apply to join the 826 Boston Mayor Book Project Student Editorial Board today!

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance to the Student Editorial Board. An 826 Boston team member will confirm participation in the Student Editorial Board by Thursday, June 17. Interested in becoming a published author? Submit your speech today! Visit our When I’m Mayor Book Project page for all the details.