Now accepting student nominations for the 2021-22 school year!

Thank you for your interest in working with Boston Partners in Education – our Accelerate student nomination form is officially open! Please note that the Accelerate program will be offered both in-person and online for the 2021-22 school year.

Requesting In-Person Accelerate Support

The Boston Public Schools recently updated the district-wide outside visitor policy in schools to reflect the current health and safety conditions. BPS has designated Boston Partners in Education as a direct service to students, which allows our volunteers to return to schools in-person once we have received permission from school leaders.

If your school leader has already granted us permission to join you in-person, your school will be listed on the nomination form linked below. If your school is not currently listed as an option on the form, please reach out to Sara Kilroy at [email protected] and she will contact your school leader as soon as possible.

Requesting Online Accelerate Support

All BPS teachers and student support staff may submit a request to match students with a remote mentor regardless of your school’s in-person mentoring status. In an online match, mentors will meet with students remotely during the school day each week. We will rely on teachers or other school staff to create a recurring video meeting link – either through Zoom or Google Meet – and serve as proctors for the safety and security of all parties. It is highly recommended that students have headphones and a quiet space to log into meetings with their online mentors.