Nature and Purpose
826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, and confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
PULSE students will be tutoring and mentoring students at the 826 Boston office in Egleston Square in the after-school program. PULSE students will read in pairs with their assigned students, assist students to outline what homework and projects they need to complete, and then work with the student to complete those assignments. PULSE students will also mentor students on creative writing projects. Every year, 826 Boston publishes after-school student writing in publications such as "2% of 2% of All the World's Stories", "Oh My Chocolate", and most recently, "HMU (Hit Me Up): a contemporary collection of texts, profiles, & stories". In the 2014-2015 school year, 826 Boston published an anthology of student writing. I Rate Today a -1000: Diary Entries about Days Good & Bad from Across Time & Space was written and illustrated by students from both after-school sites.