Andover Bread Loaf Programs

Andover Bread Loaf offers several summer enrichment programs for Lawrence (MA) youth in grades 2-12, and a two-week institute for adult educators and community activists. All programs are free to participants.

Summer Programs

Lawrence, MA residents only. Apply:

APPLICATION IN SPANISH → Haga clic aquí para la aplicación en español

APPLICATION IN ENGLISH → Click here to submit an application in English

ABL LSWW INFO KIT Click here to access a folder with our brochures and one-page flyer

ABL Lawrence Student Writers Workshop (LSSW)

The LSWW is a summer three-week intensive writing and arts program for students in grades 8-12, hosted at Phillips Academy. Participants apply through their schools. Students who return for multiple summers can develop as Writing Leaders in the program and become paid employees. Contact Jineyda A. Tapia for more information.

ABL Rising Loaves

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ABL Rising Loaves is a three-week exploration of arts and writing through history, hosted by the History Center of Lawrence, MA. Designed for middle school students, grades 5-8, Rising Loaves is a school year and summer program. Contact Susan Grabski M.Ed., Executive Director, and Amita Kiley, Collections Manager & Research Coordinator from the Lawrence History Center for more information. Follow @risingloaves on Instagram for information on Rising Loaves events throughout the school year.

ABL Slice at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club

The ABL Slice of Bread Loaf combines a two-week writing and arts program, and a weekly year-round program, for students in grades 2-5 hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Open to members of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Karen Kravchuk, Director of Education at the Boys and Girls Club.

ABL Writing Workshop for Educators:

The Writing Workshop for Educators is an intensive summer two-week graduate professional development program focusing on critical literacy for social justice, hosted by Andover Bread Loaf at Phillips Academy. In partnership with Middlebury College, participants receive graduate credit and become connected with the International Bread Loaf Teacher Network.

Contact Lou Bernieri for more information.


Through its various programs, Andover Bread Loaf purposefully builds local, national, and international networks of youth, educators, and community activists united in ABL’s literacy and social justice mission. Membership in ABL’s networks is open, free, and inclusive.

ABL Lawrence Collective

The Lawrence Collective network of schools, community organizations, and cultural institutions that support each other and offer youth development for students and professional development for adults. The Collective sponsors' professional development workshops in writing, the arts, social justice, and self-care. The network meets once a month, first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in-person and via Zoom. Contact ABL Network Coordinator, Amaryllis Lopez.

    ABL National and International Network

    Part of Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Teacher Network (BLTN), ABL International connects educators and their students from ABL sites across the US and several other countries. ABL International meets monthly over Zoom to share best practices and plan events. Contact Lou Bernieri for more information.

    Next Generation Leadership Network

    The Next Generation Leadership Network (NGLN) links ABL youth in Lawrence with youth in rural Vermont, Louisville (KY), Aiken (SC), Atlanta, and the Navajo Nation to develop and support social justice and cross-cultural collaboration across the sites.

    Follow ABL IG for more event information.