"These programs have meant so much to me as well as to my students. I can see the personal growth and academic achievements among my students as a result of the volunteers. I have used Boston Partners in Education for many years, and I truly appreciate the quality help I receive from them."
--Third grade teacher at the Holland School
The goal of our programming is to support student advancement and the work of Boston's public school teachers. Faced with growing demands of classroom instruction and administrative paperwork, teachers are often looking for help in providing struggling students with the individual attention they need to become better learners. Boston Partners in Education is filling this gap. A partner of the Boston Public School system for over 45 years, we have a unique approach to training and managing volunteers and an in-depth understanding of the educational and emotional needs of children.
Boston's school children can benefit from strong academic mentors who are there to assist them as they navigate through their formative learning years. We encourage Boston's teachers to learn more about our School Volunteer Program, as well as our other academic mentoring programs.
All volunteers are screened according to the guidelines created by Boston Partners in Education for the Boston Public Schools. Volunteers are interviewed and must complete training in mentoring and either math or English Language Arts. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background checks must also be conducted annually for all volunteers.
To place a request for classroom assistance, please complete our Teacher Request form online.
To view a 10 minute webinar that provides an overview of our services, the model that we employ, and how to request a volunteer for your classroom (includes step-by-step guidance through the Teacher Request from), click here.
To learn more about our academic mentoring programs, please contact:
Barbara Harris, Director of Placements 617.451.6145
Eunice Brady, Placement Coordinator 617.451.6145