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Summer Shindig! Trivia & pizza to support teen writers: June 28

WriteBoston & Teens in Print

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Join WriteBoston and Teens in Print at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for an evening shindig. Proceeds benefit the Summer Journalism Institute, a free, six-week summer program for Boston teens.

Adults vs. Teens Trivia.   Pizza buffet with cash bar.   Do good while having a great time! 

Qualify to play in an exclusive game of trivia against the student reporters of Teens in Print. Meet youth from the program and hear from the program's director, a Teens in Print graduate and journalist who was named one of El Mundo Boston's 30 Most Influential Latinos Under 30.  




WriteBoston’s Teens in Print Summer Journalism Institute is a summer job opportunity for Boston teens. This six-week program offers young people the opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the field of journalism. In addition to receiving expert adult mentoring, teens learn how to interview, fact check, write news stories, meet other teens across the city, network with professionals, and attend weekly field trips. Students write articles for the September issue of Teens in Print, Boston’s only citywide newspaper written for and by teens. Read the newspaper at



Each year, the Institute welcomes 30+ teens at no cost to attend. Teens come from across Boston neighborhoods, language and ethnic backgrounds, and schools. Students attend the Boston Public Schools, local charter schools, and the METCO program. We interview every student applicant -- we aren't looking for students who already identify as great writers, but those who are curious, engaged, and could benefit from a supportive, high-engagement summer learning experience. 


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At the end of the program, 84% of students report writing growth, 92% report being better able to understand the points of views of others, and 96% of students report knowing how to prepare for a job interview.  

By learning key reporting, researching, and writing skills and participating in workforce development trainings, students create a more direct link between the skills required in journalism and the skills required in the general workforce. For many students—especially English Language Learners—the process of writing and seeing their finished, published articles is both rewarding and an immense accomplishment. Four out of five campers say that their confidence in themselves grows over the course of the summer.



The Summer Journalism Institute is a unique, high-quality program that is completely free to Boston students and families. The program provides six weeks of academic learning, enrichment, and the opportunity to earn a weekly paycheck, through a partnership with the City of Boston’s youth jobs program. Every student receives free breakfast, access to a take-home laptop, and individualized mentoring.  While other pre-college summer journalism programs exist in Boston, similar programs can cost families more than $2,500 for only two weeks. In contrast, SJI is completely free to approximately 30 to 35 students and gives them access to pre-college learning that stems summer learning loss while providing crucial work experience and a paycheck. 

While the Institute is free to students, it isn't free to run. Each year, WriteBoston raises approximately $1,500 per student to cover the costs of staffing, food, and supplies for the program. 



Bella Luna & The Milky Lounge are turning 25 years old in November 2018. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the restaurant is graciously hosting a series of benefit events for their non-profit neighbors, with each event on or near the Full Moons of the year. The series furthers their mission of hospitality with a purpose! 



I can't attend the event, but I want to support your programming. What can I do?

Consider making a gift to sponsor a student!  You can give online using this page or via check made out to "WriteBoston" at 2300 Washington Street, Floor 6, Roxbury, MA 02119.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we'll have your name at the door, so please just check-in when you arrive!


Is parking available?  How do I get there via public transportation? 

There is a parking lot directly in front of the restaurant, on the Amory Street side of The Brewery Complex. 

To travel by the T, take the Orange Line to Stony Brook Station. As you exit, turn left and walk up Boylston Street to the first stoplight.  At the light, take a right onto Amory Street. The Brewery Complex is 1/2 mile up on your left.  Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge is on the first floor; the main entrance is on the right hand side of the building next to the smokestack. 


Hey, there's a ticket fee! What does the fee cover?

We agree, but the ticket fee covers credit card processing and Eventbrite costs. 

Have questions about Summer Shindig! Trivia & pizza to support teen writers: June 28? Contact WriteBoston & Teens in Print

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Bella Luna & The Milky Way
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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WriteBoston & Teens in Print

WriteBoston was founded in 2002 by Mayor Menino with the goal of ensuring that all Boston students develop into skillful, sophisticated, academic writers. Since its founding, WriteBoston has expanded to serve students, schools, districts, and educational organizations across Massachusetts while holding onto our core beliefs: that student voice matters, and skillful writing is a gatekeeper to college success and career readiness. At its heart, we see the ability to communicate effectively as an essential issue of social justice.

We believe that through collaboration with committed partners—particularly dedicated schools, districts, and educators—and through partnership with youth writers themselves, we are able to elevate the core writing skills of and provide authentic audience and opportunity for Massachusetts’s youth.

Teens in Print, a program of WriteBoston, is Boston’s only citywide teen newspaper, written exclusively by Boston teens. Since 2004, the newspaper has published over 60 issues issues and featured articles from more than 1,250 students. We provide Boston students with free year-round opportunities to improve their writing skills, learn the basics of journalism, develop work readiness skills, and build meaningful relationships with youth across all city neighborhoods. 

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