NEW AUTUMN HOURS
Monday 9am-9pm, Tuesday thru Thursday 9am-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-9pm
Summer Ink is a nonprofit that uses The Writers’ Express Method (WEX) to transform the literacy skills of all students who attend our programs. Through a highly structured teaching method and curriculum, students learn the fundamental behavioral habits they need to focus on the work at hand, the academic engagement required to take their education seriously, and the core writing skills to communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively. From the first day, Summer Ink students are urged to take social and academic risks. They are encouraged to reach out to fellow students, who come from Greater Boston and beyond, to establish the trust and friendship that allows them to share their writing. We formalize this risk-taking and trust-building through Closing Circle at the end of each day. At Closing Circle, students learn how to share their writing and how to give thoughtful, verbal feedback to their peers. By the end of the session, every student’s writing reflects greater focus and more sensory detail, and conveys the writer’s unique voice.