Friday, November 4, 2011

Thank You College Essay Boot Camp Participants!

Thank you to 826 Boston partners Northeastern University and WriteBoston, and to the 85 tireless volunteers and 65 motivated students who made Saturday's Boot Camp a grand success!
  • 78 % of students who came to College Essay Boot Camp without having started their essays left with a first draft
  • 75% of students who attended left with a first, second or third draft completed  
  • 80% of students who attended reported that they made significant progress on their college essay
Please visit the 826 Boston Flickr account to view a photo album of the event -

...And please visit US at 3035 Washington St. in Roxbury!

: We offer FREE Saturday tutoring from 1:00-3:00 every Saturday, as well as writing workshops for teens. Call 617.442.5400 to sign up. 

We loved working with you - don't be strangers! Sign up for an 826 Boston volunteer orientation at and stay posted via volunteer newsletter for upcoming opportunities. 

All the best! - 826 Boston Staff

Friday, September 16, 2011

Announcing Free College Essay Boot Camp on October 29th, 10am-4pm!

Overview: 826 Boston, Northeastern University, and WriteBoston will host an intensive weekend writing session to assist at least 100 college-bound high school seniors from the Boston area with their college essays, personal statements, and applications. Trained tutors will be available to provide individualized writing help to students from across the city. The event is free.

Date and Time: 10:00-4:00 on Saturday, October 29, 2011

Location: Behrakis Center, Northeastern University (30 Leon St.)

Register Here for College Essay Boot Camp

The registration deadline is Friday, October 20th.

Participation in this free event includes the following:
  • One-on-one support with a trained writing tutor
  • Tours of the Northeastern University campus
  • Lunch on site
Arrive with an outline and leave with an essay - sign up today!

STUDENTS: register here.

TUTORS: register here.