Roxburys 826 Boston wont open its cryptozoology supply store until this spring at the earliest, but the creative and expository writing center (an offshoot of 826 National, which began in San Francisco) is offering free writing workshops and one-on-one tutoring. In just a few months, its already served hundreds of MCAS prep-overloaded kids. The center, open to all area students, has recruited an impressive advisory board, including novelist Tom Perotta and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Even more impressive: its 250 volunteers. Join them.
826 Boston, 3035 Washington Street, Boston, 617-442-5400, 826boston.org
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