The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship at Northeastern University believes that all young people in the Commonwealth have a right to the resources they need to be successful in life, including: a caring adult, a safe space, a healthy start, an effective education, and an opportunity to serve. We deliver these 5 promises to youth by training emerging leaders who commit one year of service to support and provide these needed resources to youth throughout the Commonwealth.
Each year, we place AmeriCorps Members (Fellows) at non-profit organizations, city agencies, and schools across Massachusetts to lead out-of-school time programming for youth in grades 6-12 focused on mentoring, academic enrichment, and college and career exploration.
Our Five Promises
Fellows create year-long relationships with youth and provide them with individualized mentorship and coaching to reach their goals
Fellows foster a welcoming and fun environment where young people are comfortable expressing themselves
Fellows take a holistic approach to youth development by designing programs that support youth’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth
Fellows deliver academic enrichment or college and career readiness programming to ensure youth are prepared to succeed
Opportunity to Serve
Fellows encourage a sense of community belonging and civic engagement
During the 2021-2022 Service Year each Fellow served a consistent cohort of approximately 15-25 youth and their efforts resulted in…
At Enroot, I work closely with immigrant students, build community among them, and support them in their endeavors. I facilitate relationships between them and their mentors, so they can develop their sense of self and of belonging. I see the impact of our work when my students say that they can rely on me, other Enroot staff, or their mentor for support. I love being able to see our students grow their confidence, develop their ability to advocate for themselves, and foster tightknit relationships with each other.
Kal, Fellow at Enroot from 2022-2023
When I first started MPF I was a little intimidated. I was unsure about the other fellows and felt I had a long way to go in order to catch up with all the materials. However, I found the exact opposite and realized that MPF is intentional about supporting fellows with the trainings necessary for success at their host site. I have found success at my host site, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, through scheduling college tours for my seniors, hosting senior retreats, and creating opportunities for my youth to advocate for themselves at my organization. MPF built the starting foundation for my career path and I look forward to doing my second year at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs.
– Dede, Fellow at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs from 2022-2023
I joined MPF right after graduating college without fully understanding the impact it would have on my life. Although I majored in marine science in college with a heavy focus on research, I wanted to find an experience that would enable me to work with kids. Through MPF and my host site placement at Apprentice Learning, I have not only enhanced my ability to facilitate youth programs, but also project management skills, social media content creation, and building relationships with external partners.
– Laura, Fellow at Apprentice Learning from 2021-2023
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