SCHOOLS HOSTS HOLIDAY WRITING SHOWCASE IN
JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE; EIGHTH GRADERS PAIRED
WITH LAWYERS TO WRITE ESSAYnt
than 300 students, families, and lawyers attended the
Citizen Schools 8th Grade Academy Holiday Writing Showcase
on the evening of December 13 in the John Adams Courthouse.
Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy welcomed
the guests with brief remarks, complimenting the students
on their persuasive writing skills and thanking the lawyers
and law firms for their educational work with young people.
8th Grade Academy Writing Program is an after school
Boston program sponsored by Citizen Schools in which
200 attorneys spend time with 140 eighth graders throughout
the year to help them develop good writing skills. Each
year the Academy hosts a Holiday Writing Showcase to
celebrate the apprentices’ hard work and to provide
an opportunity for the families to meet their children’s
Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J.
Cordy welcomes the guests
in the Great Hall of the John Adams Courthouse.