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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3 days ago

Calling all High School & College Students to our 1st Annual College & Career Fair on Thursday, March 12th @ 5:30pm in the Reggie Lewis Center. *Save the Date and Bring your 'A' game to Connect*
-Food, Raffles and Connections...
-Bring your resume to be reviewed by PIC!
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2 weeks ago

To date, Passport Seniors have submitted 1,099 applications and received 168 acceptances. Here, Margarita Muñiz Seniors Beyonce and Arianny are celebrating their stack of award letters, including a full ride for each to UMass Boston. Way to go Seniors! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

ALUMNI ALERT: Come and join us as we reconnect with Boston Herc Alumni, please RSVP at the link or DM us to RSVP. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

A very merry Christmas from the Boston Herc family to yours. God bless everyone’s Christmas!!! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Last week, a group of our Community Based Program Seniors woke up early on their Monday off from school to go on a visit to Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College. It was a great day of visiting two beautiful campuses and exploring college options just a bit outside of Boston. Our students asked great questions throughout our tours and sessions with current students and college admissions representatives. Trips like these help expand our students' views of what is available to them as they consider their options for next fall. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Passport Seniors enjoyed a BC Football game this weekend with Coach Leena. Thank you City of Boston! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Tonight was our first Community Based workshop of the new school year! The energy was high and these Seniors are excited to be back together and ready to work hard over the next few months on their college applications.

We are still accepting applications for our Community Based, afterschool program for Juniors and Seniors. Interested students may apply at bit.ly/applytopassport
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