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

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2 weeks ago

Last week, a group of our Community Based program students joined their coach for a self-guided tour of Boston University. Tours like this provide our students with a glimpse of what college life is like. They asked amazing questions! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Our Community Based program is now in full swing. Students are beginning to build community and explore what it means to be a 1st Generation to College student.We still have limited spaces remaining for 11th Graders. Students can apply now: or email for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

We hope to see you at the BPS College, Career & STEM fair on Saturday! Always a great way to connect with a number of colleges and great community resources (like Boston HERC)! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Today is October 1! That means the FAFSA is now open for the 2022-23 school year. Current Passport to College Seniors and Passport alumni, now is the time to create your FAFSA completion plan for this year. Need support? Please reach out to your coach! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Students! Don't miss out on this Virtual College Fair happening next week with schools throughout the Northeast. To learn more and sign-up visit or talk to your Passport to College Coach. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Calling all High School Juniors! We are still enrolling students for our Afterschool Passport to College program this year. But space is limited. Apply now- ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Boston HERC team today in our first back to school team meeting! Most students in the Alumni Success Program started their college classes yesterday, our Passport after school students are coming back together this afternoon in our Roxbury program space, and our Passport students based in our BPS partner schools start tomorrow. We are so incredibly excited to be connecting with all of our students in person again! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Boston HERC is back to bringing Passport students on college tours in person! Here is Passport Senior Dianne Mancio visiting Emmanuel College with one of her coaches, Chelsie Ahn. ... See MoreSee Less