Dennis Membah (left), a senior at Brighton High; Jennifer Le, a junior at Boston Community Leadership Academy; and Miren Chenevert (right), a sophomore at Boston Latin School, will be part of an enterprise reporting project sponsored by WriteBoston and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University and at the studios of WGBH News.
The scholars program is funded by the family of the late journalist and author Caroline Knapp, whose career has inspired Boston high school students seeking to make a difference through media for more than a decade.
For the past 10 years, the Knapp program placed high school students in summer internships at major Boston newspapers and media outlets. This school year, the Knapp initiative is taking the program to a different level by selecting high school journalists with experience at Teens in Print — a citywide youth newspaper co-sponsored by WriteBoston and The Boston Globe — and giving them a special chance to explore the world of investigative reporting.
This semester’s Knapp scholars are all keenly curious and are looking forward to delving beyond the headlines for stories that affect young people.
“Being part of the Knapp project allows me to explore the lives of teens in my city through collaborative journalism,” says Chenevert.
“I always wanted to help make a change and this program is a great opportunity for me to achieve my goal,” says Le.
“Doing this program further shows my passion for writing,” says Membah.
SUMMER JOB SQUAD: Interested in snagging one of the best summer jobs in the city? You can earn $200 a week — plus free breakfasts and weekly field trips — writing stories for the citywide youth newspaper Boston Teens in Print.
The session runs from July 7 to August 15.
Here’s how to do it. To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Must turn 15 years old on or before July 6, 2014;
- Cannot turn 19 years old on or before August 15, 2014;
- Must be a full-time resident of the city of Boston;
- Must be legally permitted to work in Massachusetts and the United States;
- Then, sign up through the city’s HOPELINE:
- Web application is available 24 hours a day at www.bostonyouthfund.org
OPENS February 1st at 10:00 am.
CLOSES March 3rd at 11:59 pm.
Phone application is available at (617) 635-HOPE (4673).
Tuesday, February 18th: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, February 19th: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Thursday, February 20th: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Keep a copy of your HOPELINE tracking number. If you don’t qualify for the city’s HOPELINE, you can still take part in the program for free and earn community service hours.
Next, fill out the online application below. Slots fill up fast so if you choose to Download the application below, send it ASAP to TiP Summer Journalism Institute, c/o Ric Kahn, TiP Coordinator, 7 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 or fax it to 617-541-2660.