Mission Enrichment Program (MEP)
"MEP was a great opportunity to meet and work with college students and accomplish different things in middle school. Most students don’t have these opportunities at school to get help with homework, be a part of the community, or help plan an after-school program. Most of all, I enjoyed the opportunity to be active after school instead of doing other things that won’t help me at all. It was a great experience to be part of MEP."Maria
Sociedad Latina Alumni
Many students enter The Pathways to Success in grade 6, as Mission Enrichment Program (MEP) participants. Hailed as a model after-school program and identified year after year by youth and families as a critical program in our community, MEP provides year-round academic and enrichment programming to Boston Public School middle school students, with a focus on three nearby partner schools: Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School, Mission Hill School and Mission Grammar School.
Through integrated academic and enrichment activities, students complete homework, build numeracy skills, develop 21st century competencies, explore careers, and engage in their community. MEP participants also have the opportunity to explore arts and culture, create positive relationships with adults, and engage in gender-specific activities that support positive youth development. As with all of our programs, case management and parent engagement are key tools used by staff to create a support network for each student that will enable them to be successful.
Sociedad Latina also offers integrated academic and enrichment programming for middle school students in the summer, through the Summer Seedlings Program, an alternative summer school offered in partnership with Boston Public Schools, Boston After School and Beyond and the Boston Opportunity Agenda. With a focus on providing culturally proficient academic support in a fun, interactive out-of-school environment, the Summer Seedlings Program enables youth to build literacy and numeracy skills, explore careers, build positive relationships with adults, and develop job readiness and 21st century skills. See what the Summer Seedlings Program is like from a student's point of view:
In grade 9, MEP participants also transition to the Mission Possible! College Access Program, which provides youth with academic and college access support through age 21.
For more information on the Mission Enrichment Program or to enroll, contact Jimmy Wyman, Director of Education, at 617-442-4299 x120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.