Several years ago, McMillan Education established the McMillan Scholars program designed to support talented, under-resourced, college-aspirational Boston Public School students selected from the BUILD Boston non-profit organization.
These exceptional students not only create and run their own business as part of their BUILD experience, but also successfully complete a series of milestones in their college application process with the one-on-one guidance of a McMillan Education counselor. Of the many joyous highlights of working with these interesting, motivated young people, our counselors particularly relish guiding the completion of their meticulously crafted college essays, developed over the course of multiple meetings and culminating in compelling and inspirational narratives that capture their heroic journeys in the face of educational, racial, and economic inequality. We are so proud of these future leaders and love keeping in touch with them!
This run serves the many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and/or traumatic brain injury and their families. You can support our team, or join us to enjoy running across home plate at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.
BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. Staff members work with youth based on a set of Core Values and Guiding Principles. The team at McMillan Education provides college planning support for students–read about it here. You also can help as a mentor or teacher.
Beacon Academy students, who hail from the Greater Boston area, overcome economic challenges to become leaders at independent schools throughout the Northeast. They earn admission to this program based in Boston after they finish 8th grade, then complete a rigorous 14-month program and go on to matriculate at a range of excellent day and boarding schools to start 9th grade. Founded in 2005, Beacon has graduated close to 300 students. We are proud to help support their incredible work: their talented secondary school placement directors join us in our office when independent school admissions directors visit us, and “Monsieur Don” dusts off his beret to teach a spring French class to the students. “They’re the stongest French I students I’ve taught in my 25 years in independent schools,” says Don.