826 Boston: The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute    

Social Impact Profile ™

Areas of Impact:
Children & Youth,Education

826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.


    College Essay Boot Camp 2012 Serves Record Numbers!

    On November 3rd, 91 Boston high school students and 88 volunteer tutors paired up for 826 Boston's third annual College Essay Boot Camp. Students received focused one-on-one support from volunteer tutors like Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Walter Robinson. "College essays are the life stories of 17-year-olds who have already surmounted extraordinary obstacles that few among us confront in an entire lifetime," stated Robinson, who is now Distinguished Professsor of Journalism at Northeastern University. Read More


    Thanks for Joining us for Books for Breakfast with David McCullough

    Thanks so much for joining us at Books for Breakfast with Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David McCullough. If only we could start all of our days in such inspired company! We would like to thank our supporters for their attendance and generous participation; the event was a smashing success. We've already raised over $70,000 to benefit 826 Boston's free youth writing programs. Read More