About TiP


Teens in Print is Boston's citywide high school newspaper. For 15 years, WriteBoston has published TiP as a venue for students to develop their voices and writing skills. 

Teens in Print's primary program is an after school newsroom that brings students from around the city to the Boston Business Journal on Mondays to learn about journalism, discuss with their peers, and produce articles for each edition of the paper.

We also run the journalism club at O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science and one-time journalism workshops at BPS middle and high schools.

Our college readiness programming includes workshop series in partnership with other youth-serving nonprofit organizations and one-on-one college writing support.

Behind the Scenes


Carla Gualdrón
Program Director

Carla's story is a quintessential one of things coming full circle. As a sophomore at the former Media Communication Technology High School in West Roxbury, she joined the Teens in Print newspaper as a staff writer. It was there that she got her first taste of ink. That feeling of accomplishment in seeing her name in print sent her on a quest to become to journalist. A Boston native, Carla stayed local and attended Emerson College where she earned her degree in print journalism. Since then, Carla has quenched her thirst for bylines through the Boston Herald, El Mundo newspaper, and The Enterprise. In 2016, Carla returned to Teens in Print as the Program Director, hoping to inspire budding cub reporters.

Jasmine Heyward
Senior Associate

Jasmine joins WriteBoston after earning a journalism degree at Northeastern University. During their studies, they fell in love with working with students, and joined Teens in Print to blend their love for reporting and youth development. Jasmine develops TiP’s programming, edits the newspaper, and mentors students. When they’re not at work, they enjoy watching YouTube videos, trying new international foods, and learning languages.

Elvis Alvarado
Commonwealth Corps Youth Program Associate

Born and raised in Boston, Elvis has developed a profound love for the city and believes it has played an integral role in the formation of his identity. Choosing to stay in Boston for his undergraduate studies at Boston University reaffirmed his love for his hometown and allowed him to get involved in his community. Through working with programs like the Paul Robeson Institute, Upward Bound, and the Boston Debate League, he found his passion for working with youth. Elvis draws his inspiration and motivation from the students he has worked with and hopes to encourage those around him to serve the communities that need it most. His desire to be of service has landed him a position with the Commonwealth Corps as a Youth Program Associate and he hopes to help students find their voices.

Sarah Robbins
Program Associate

Sarah is excited to join TiP as the first ever College and Career Readiness Coordinator! Her role will consist of supporting students through the application and essay writing process. Before joining TiP, she graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English–and then moved to Boston to work as an AmeriCorps in a sixth grade classroom.There she discovered a passion for helping students find their own voice in fiction, poetry, and prose. This year, she hopes to help students feel less overwhelmed with college applications and write the college essay of their dreams. In her free time she enjoys wandering around Boston, reading poetry, and encouraging people to read The Lightning Thief.

Annie Kelley
Commonwealth Corps Youth Program Associate

Annie joined WriteBoston as a Commonwealth Corps Program Associate because she loves writing and working with students to help them love writing, too. Having seen Good Will Hunting one too many times, Annie moved to Boston from Northern Virginia to serve for an AmeriCorps Program, City Year. During her time at City Year, she served at Tech Boston Academy in a 7th grade ELA classroom and fell in love with tutoring students and beating them at the card game “Speed” every day at lunch. Although she is unsure of what her future holds, she knows she wants to continue to support students whether that be in a traditional classroom setting or through educational nonprofit work. She hopes that this year she’ll be able to meet more fun, weird, and cool kids who inspire her. When she is not serving, Annie loves to listen, watch, or read a good story, run around her new city, and eat lots of ice cream.