Typing Terriers - Boston University's Write-A-Thon Team
Write-A-Thon 2014 Starts: Jan 12, 2014
Hi there! We are a pen-wielding, book-devouring, candy-crunching group of student writers (+ one instructor) in Boston University's Advanced Fiction Class. (Check out our class Tumblr!)
We're doing a Write-A-Thon to help 826 Boston raise much-needed funds for its free youth writing programs. A Write-a-thon is much like a walk-a-thon or a hot dog eating contest, except that we'll be spending our days and nights writing, all for a very good cause.
Located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, 826 Boston provides one-on-one tutoring and writing support to over 2,100 underserved Boston Public School students each year. Since opening its doors in October 2007, 826 Boston has provided over 50,000 hours of tutoring to local students and published their writing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in a variety of original publications such as 2% of 2% of All the World's Stories, a book of bedtime stories crafted by the organization's after-school students. "The effects of this program are far reaching," says parent Leah Arteaga. "826 Boston gives opportunities to kids that otherwise might not be successful in their academic endeavors."
Please help us reach our fundraising goal and help 826 Boston meet its goal of raising over $15,000 by March 31st. Just click on the name of a team member to make a donation!
Extra Credit: Donate $25 or more, and one of us will write you a personal love letter expressing our gratitude.