Our Stories

Meet Jazmin, Age 21

Jazmin, a postsecondary Scholar student pursuing a degree in International Relations and French, is beginning her senior year of college at Tufts University. Six years ago, Jazmin got involved in the High School Scholars program as a sophomore. Throughout her college experience, Jazmin’s had the…

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Meet Alexandra

Alexandra is a fourth grader who has been involved in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program for two years. Alexandra genuinely loves to learn, and she says that what she enjoys most about FLOC is that she gets to explore her favorite topics in greater depth than…

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Meet David, Age 14

David, a hard-working sophomore in his third year in the Scholars Program and Neighborhood Tutoring Program, has many plans for the future—among them to learn French and Chinese and become quadrilingual. David says that the FLOC programs have helped him improve his reading and writing…

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Meet Imani, Age 18

Imani is a very bright and ambitious student who has participated in the Scholars program for two years and is headed to college in the fall. She is a recipient of the Fred Taylor Scholarship which will support her pursuit of post-secondary education. She says…

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Meet T’aira, Age 14

T’aira is a confident and motivated student who has participated in both the Scholars Program (formerly called “Leaders in Action”) and the Neighborhood Tutoring Program. She is feisty, creative, and influential among her peers. When facing a challenge, she does not back down. As she…

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