The complexity of overlapping issues contributing to student success — and lack thereof — was beautifully captured in “The Valedictorians Project” (January 20, 2019). We applaud your team for spotlighting what is needed to truly help Boston students achieve their potential. Madelyn Disla’s story shares in part the impact of the Janey Scholars Program, created by The Philanthropic Initiative 20 years ago on behalf of an astute donor, who realized many talented youth face nonacademic challenges and challenged us to find a solution. We know firsthand that mentoring and other supports can make a tremendous difference in the lives of talented youth who lack the resources and connections of more affluent families.
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