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.
Join successful women in STEM and other girls interested in these fields at a one-day summit on Saturday, April 26 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology!!!
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Enrollment fee: $45
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Stratton Student Center, Building W20, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Register at www.juniortech.org
For more information call Jr.Tech at (617) 512-1794 or (774) 994-2097
Do you care about women’s or social justice issues? Do you care about empowering young girls so they can become strong women?
Teen Voices Rising needs your help.
WriteBoston Youth Programs Associate Liz Torres runs Teen Voices Rising, a Boston-based all-girls program that empowers teen girls and helps them amplify their voices by creating girl-generated media about the issues that affect them.
The program funding is scheduled to run out in January and we do not know where the future of the program will go. These girls desperately want to make an impact and they need the support to help them continue.
We need funds to continue recruiting girls, to sustain them with food, to take them on educational and empowering conferences like the Massachusetts Conference for Women, and to help them go beyond their writing and put their words into action.
Please donate anything you can to help. And if you cannot donate, please use social media to spread the word.
The Boston Globe is hosting a screening of Girl Rising, a groundbreaking film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies, on Tuesday, December 3 at 6 p.m.
The film presents the remarkable stories of girls around the world.
Attendees will meet noted speakers, Prodita Sabarini, the 2013-2014 Elizabeth Neuffer fellow, and Farrah Stockman, columnist and editorial writer for the Globe who writes about Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Both will be speaking after the film.
Attendees will also have the chance to learn more about Prosperity Catalyst‘s role in helping more girls go to school.
Register at BostonGlobe.com/insiders or email Elizabeth.Torres.email@example.com for more information.
Congratulations to Adamajan Bah, Hibo Abdullahi and Mariam Bah for their work on the “Why some wear the hijab–and some don’t” package, which is now featured in the Teen Voices Rising series on the Women’s eNews website.
WriteBoston has partnered with Women’s eNews, an award-winning nonprofit news service that covers issues of particular concern to women and provides women’s perspectives on public policy. Women’s eNews reaches an estimated 1.5 million readers each year. The partnership will work to help Teen Voices Rising girls find their voice.
Have something to say about social justice issues? Women’s issues? Want to be heard? Published? There’s still time to join!!!!
Teen Voices Rising will meet Mondays from 3pm-5pm at The Boston Globe. Free food and community service hours will be provided.
WriteBoston has partnered with The Boston Globe, Women’s eNews and the Boston Neighborhood Network to give girls a platform to be heard.
To join, email WriteBoston Youth Programs Associate Liz Torres, Elizabeth.Torres.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Teens in Print staff members have been named Caroline Knapp Scholars for the fall/winter 2013-14 academic year.
Mussuba Samati (left), a senior at Boston Community Leadership Academy; James Whitter, a junior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science; and Adamajan Bah (right), a sophomore at Boston Community Leadership Academy, will be part of an in-depth reporting project sponsored by WriteBoston and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, at Boston University.
The scholars program is funded by the family of the late journalist and author Caroline Knapp, whose legacy has inspired Boston high school students seeking a voice in 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 fall, the Knapp initiative is taking the program to another 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 unique opportunity to explore the world of investigative journalism.
“This program gives me an opportunity to investigate important issues in my community,” says Samati.
“I feel as if joining this program will give me a chance to share my passion for writing with the world,” says Whitter.
“This program,” says Bah, “is an opportunity to open the minds of others to the things that are happening right under our noses.”
Starting late October, WriteBoston will be steering Teen Voices Rising, an all-girls program that discusses women’s issues and publishes your ideas.
If you care about social justice issues and want your voice to be heard, this will be a perfect opportunity for you.
The program will be hosted at The Boston Globe on Mondays starting October 21 from 3 to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact WriteBoston Youth Programs Associate Liz Torres at Elizabeth.Torres.email@example.com.
Bostontip.com has a new look this fall!
Our goal is to allow TiPsters not only to have a greater outreach with a web version of their print articles but to allow teens and adults to share their stories via social media. Now, you can read TiP stories, “like” them, tweet them and share them on social media platforms.
Don’t forget to check out our new Multimedia section, which features videos on TiP stories made for teens and by teens.
Now you’ll be able to look through our archives for past issues, starting with the May/June issue, and you’ll be able to see individual TiPster archives, which display each article they have written for TiP.
Help spread the word, support our local teens and HEAR what they have to say!