School Based Partnership Model
By infusing trained tutors into the classroom, 826 Boston lowers the student-to-teacher ratio and helps teachers complete writing projects big and small.
826 Boston recognizes that not every school has the space or funding capacity to host a Writers’ Room Program, so we’ve launched the In-School Program (ISP) to partner with more schools across the district.
During the school year, the 826 Boston In-School Program provides:
This year, 826 Boston is partnering with teachers for month-long, semester-long, or year-long projects at four Boston Public School locations: the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, the Margarita Muñiz Academy, New Mission High School, and the Rafael Hernández Dual Language K-8 School.
Each year, 826 Boston publishes collections of student writing through its Young Authors’ 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 book project, It’s Not the Stone That Brings You Strength.