Three Teens in Print staff members have been named Caroline Knapp Scholars for the fall/winter 2013-14 academic year.
Mussuba Samati (left), a senior at Boston Community Leadership Academy; James Whitter, a junior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science; and Adamajan Bah (right), a sophomore at Boston Community Leadership Academy, will be part of an in-depth reporting project sponsored by WriteBoston and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, at Boston University.
The scholars program is funded by the family of the late journalist and author Caroline Knapp, whose legacy has inspired Boston high school students seeking a voice in media for more than a decade.
For the past 10 years, the Knapp program placed high school students in summer internships at major Boston newspapers and media outlets. This fall, the Knapp initiative is taking the program to another level by selecting high school journalists with experience at Teens in Print -- a citywide youth newspaper co-sponsored by WriteBoston and The Boston Globe -- and giving them a unique opportunity to explore the world of investigative journalism.
, Whitter, and Bah
share a spirit for uncovering injustice and seeking the truth. Each has written provocative pieces for Teens in Print. Click on their names to read their stories.
“This program gives me an opportunity to investigate important issues in my community,” says Samati.
“I feel as if joining this program will give me a chance to share my passion for writing with the world,” says Whitter.
“This program,” says Bah, “is an opportunity to open the minds of others to the things that are happening right under our noses.”