Enrichment for Students from Low-income Families
Nativity Prep, a Jesuit middle school for boys from low-income Boston families, sent their rising eighth-graders to Boston College for a week of enrichment activities in July.
The program included an admission talk and tour, an AHANA panel and lunch, classes for research, law, public speaking, Excel and Power Point, an athletics tour, and more. We finished every day with exercise in the Plex.
The boys were exposed to a college setting, and we pushed them to think about how accessing college requires superior work in high school. The AHANA panel was a particularly powerful experience. With every day that went by, the boys asked more and more questions, and their confidence grew as well. The boys told us how meaningful the experience was to them.
I can identify with all of the boys, because I come from a similar background. As a child I would have loved to have been a part of this experience, because it would have boosted my morale and given me something to look forward to that I would never have been able to access without the generous support of others. My experience with the Legacy Grant Program reinforced my passion for helping children, especially those who are underprivileged. I want to use the education that I have been blessed to receive to help those who are in need.
Thank you, Legacy Grant Program, so much for your generous support.