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College Essay Boot Camp with 826 Boston and the Margarita Muñiz Academy

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826 Boston


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

May 28, 2019

End Date

May 30, 2019

Schedule

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

One-time only


The college essay might be the most important piece of writing a student will author. Join a class of high school juniors or seniors to work on their college essays.

Why College Essays?

826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. For underserved students, a college essay is a powerful vehicle to tell a story on a student’s own terms. The format of a college essay allows students to use their stories and voice to distinguish themselves to an admissions committee.

College essay assistance doesn’t just increase the chances that a student will be admitted to college. The process equips students to tell their own story and confers a lifelong lesson in agency, self-advocacy, and confidence. Volunteers consistently report that the process is a memorable and meaningful experience. Students report that having a sounding board and feedback on their essay increases their confidence.

What it's like:

  • WHO: Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with high school juniors. The first shift each day will be supporting some students on essays in Spanish.
  • WHAT: Students complete their time with tutors having moved their essay forward—to an outline, rough draft, or final draft.
  • WHEN: 826 Boston will be working with three separate classes over the course of three days - May 28, 29, and 30.  Volunteers can sign up for either two-hour shifts or the full day.
  • WHEN: The Margarita Muñiz Academy, 20 Child St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

HOW: Register to volunteer with the College Essay Boot Camp.

The college essay might be the most important piece of writing a student will author. Join a class of high school juniors or seniors to work on their college essays.

Why College Essays?

826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

How to Apply

Please follow the Google Form link to register as a volunteer for College Essay Boot Camp.

Please follow the Google Form link to register as a volunteer for College Essay Boot Camp.

Location

The Margarita Muñiz Academy

20 Child Street, Boston, MA 02130

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