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

Join the HERC Village

Make a Donation to support our students

Get Involved

Volunteer with the Passport Program!

Join the Passport Program

Interested students and families are encouraged to apply!

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2 weeks ago

Class of 2020 Passport to College Final Celebration for our students coming. Let’s celebrate this years graduates. See you there. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Applications are open for all rising Juniors and Seniors to join our Afterschool Passport to College program this fall.

Join us this Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30pm for a virtual information session to learn more about Passport to College and hear from a current student and the program coach.

Email [email protected] for the Zoom link!
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4 weeks ago

What’s next? After you have finished high school. After you have decided what college to go to. What should you do next? Come find out. Email [email protected] for the zoom link. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Come join our College Admission Workshop feat. Lesley University. Learn about the Urban Scholars Initiative Scholarship and more. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Come join our Scholarship workshop! Learn what they are? Where to find them? How to apply to them? And best practices. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. See you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Thank you Cummings Foundation for supporting Passport's first generation students! #CummingsGrant ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Come join our Virtual Relationship Workshop for students. Learn new and fun ways to stay connected. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. See you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We have the honor of presenting as a 2020 Social Innovator. Hope you can (virtually) join us on May 28 to hear more about the Boston HERC and three other organizations doing inspirational work in our city and state!We have made the decision to pivot to a virtual event for our annual Showcase. Join us on May 28 and June 3 for our Virtual Social Innovator Showcase Series! This year’s event is a two-part series featuring our amazing cohort of 2020 Social Innovators.


Learn more about 2020 Social Innovators here:
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2 months ago

Come join our workshop on communication skills for students, learn great communication practices and hang out with our coaches. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link. See you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and BPS temporary closure, Boston HERC workshops will be meeting virtually. Please check in with the coaches for detailed information. Stay tuned for more content to come!