Writing through the Distance is a new project of Teens in Print created to elevate the voices of Greater Boston youth in a time when we are increasingly seeking connection due to the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic. As Boston's citywide high school newspaper, our goal has always been to provide a space for students to express themselves and advocate for change, while simultaneously providing a platform for adults to connect with authentic youth perspectives.
As COVID-19 has drastically changed how Boston's schools and summer programs operate, we believe that encouraging students to write and allowing them to experience the academic, professional, and socioemotional benefits of publication is more valuable than ever. At the same time, school and community leaders will continue to make decisions that directly impact our youth, and we hope to play a role in connecting student advocates to those decision makers.
Any Greater Boston student between the ages of 13 and 18 can submit writing to the project using the form here. Throughout the summer, we will feature projects from our Summer Journalism Institute participants, students working with our community partners, and more.
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To learn more about Teens in Print, visit the website of our parent organization, WriteBoston, here.