Stand and Be Counted Stories

2018 January 10
Empowering youth-adult relationships are the foundation for young people to gain self-esteem, succeed in school and envision opportunities for themselves that they hadn’t before. Through these relationships, many diverse youth-serving organizations are meeting the needs of young people and... Read more
2017 April 4
Pamela Lynch, President Organization: The Junior League of Boston The Junior League of Boston works with numerous schools and Boys and Girls Clubs to provide positive role models to girls in Greater Boston and to support them with the skills and confidence to thrive in life. Through our programs... Read more
2016 May 27
Jesse Nocon ​Organization: Citizen Schools During my time as a Citizen Schools teach and coach, I have been able to teach the five values of rugby: integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline. I get the most joy, however, out of seeing a kid who has not necessarily excelled in sports... Read more
2016 April 21
Abra Berkowitz ​Organization: Citizen Schools Teaching with Citizen Schools has really taught me the incredible potential of young people. Our students succeed in applying their knowledge of math, science, government and language arts to difficult, real-world problems after a long school day.... Read more
2016 March 29
Zachary Davidson ​Organization: City Year Boston I currently serve in a fifth grade classroom as an extra adult to support the teacher. In this position, I am a tutor, mentor and role model for my students. I provide differentiated, small-group academic support in addition to attendance and... Read more
2016 February 25
Maggie Austen ​Organization: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Apart from my role at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), I currently serve as one of the directors for Upham’s Corner DRAMA Camp and tutor/mentor one of my neighbors, a third grade girl who has a vision... Read more
2016 February 4
Anant Saraswat ​Organization: Citizen Schools WilmerHale has been a Citizen Schools partner for a long time.  When I joined the firm in 2010, I heard about the Legal Apprenticeship Program, a mock trial program the firm participates in that is run by Citizen Schools and Discovering Justice. It... Read more
2016 February 4
Rebecca Kropp ​Organization: City Year Boston ​I am currently serving as a first year City Year AmeriCorps member on the Advent International team with the Condon K-6 School in South Boston. City Year's mission is to end the high school dropout crisis. Through working with students every day, I am... Read more
2016 February 4
Leah Hall ​Organization: City Year Boston I currently serve in a fifth grade classroom at the Higginson-Lewis K-8 school in Roxbury. I primarily tutor my students in English Language Arts standards (ELA) and literacy, assist them in their math classes, and serve as an attendance and behavior coach... Read more