Passport students from Eastie visit Lesley

Boston is an academic and economic hub: a destination for students from around the world.

Yet Boston youth, who could be first in their families to graduate college, are too often not accessing these same opportunities.

Boston HERC is changing that. Passport students are on a journey to Destination. . . Greatness!

What We Do

Equip first-generation-to-college high school students with the resources, connections, and skills they need to get in and stick through college, and launch careers

What You Can Do

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Interested students and families are encouraged to apply!

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Thank you volunteers! 250+ care packages going out to Boston HERC students ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to East Boston High School on winning EdVestors School on the Move Prize. You deserve it! It is an honor and a joy to partner with this school community and we were so thrilled to be present to celebrate with you. ... See MoreSee Less
Vote for The Boston HERC for the True Inspiration Award! Thank you to Chick-Fil-A for this amazing opportunity and for supporting us! ... See MoreSee Less
We are so proud of all of our passport alums, achieving their college and career goals! Here are some tips for all of our students heading to college this week! We wish you the best!Boston HERC Team ... See MoreSee Less
Do you know a student entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who wants to go to college? Now's the time to apply for the Passport Program for this coming school year.Seniors (Class of 2024) meet Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:30pmJuniors (Class of 2025) meet Wednesdays, 4pm-6pmSophomores (Class of 2026) meet Thursdays, 4-6pm***NEW** Revere High School Seniors meeting at RHS afterschool- day & time to be announced. ... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to announce that we are finalists for Chick-Fil-A's 2024 True Inspiration Award. ThankChick-fil-A Dedhamedham for nominating us! Starting on September 1, you can vote for us to win the competition to receive grant funds to support programming for our first-generation students. Stay tuned for more details soon! As a finalist, we will receiving a grant of at least $30K. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer experiences continue for Boston HERC students! Thank you to New Balance for the tour and for giving our students a peek into business careers. The Entrepreneurship cohort finished off programming this past week with a Shark Tank competition. Congratulations to rising 8th grader Meliyah Telisnor, who won the competition with her business proposal to market Poppy Tubes, fidget toys designed to help kids with ADHD in school settings. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much to the Cummings Foundation for their completely unexpected Making a Difference Dollars (MAD$) grant! As you can see from the reveal on Zoom, we were so surprised in the best of ways. These funds will help us to track and support our Passport students throughout their post-secondary journey to reach their goals and dreams. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer fun continues at the Boston HERC! A few highlights this week were the ropes course at Gordon College and a campus visit and tour of Providence College. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer fun! Thank you to The Junior League of Boston, Inc. for making these summer experiences possible for Boston HERC students. ... See MoreSee Less