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The Latin School network is a powerful resource. BLSA is pleased to offer a number of programs and services designed to enhance connections for alumni and current students.

NETWORKING: A Valuable Resource

Services for Students & Alumni

Alumni on Campus
Through the Schawbel College Resource Center, volunteers in specific career fields make themselves available for one-on-one conversations in person or by e-mail and participate in panel discussions with students. More volunteers are needed in all fields. For additional information, contact Schawbel Center Director Alyssa Frank at (617) 635-8895.

Community Connections
Students and parents interested in exploring life outside of Boston will be able to contact alumni throughout the country for insight and advice, particularly if they are planning a college visit in another state. This resource is available via the Schawbel College Resource Center (Director Alyssa Frank: (617) 635-8895) and by contacting the BLSA at (617) 424-1635 ext. 120. This service can be helpful for alumni relocating to another part of the country, as well.

Stay Connected: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of the Latin School Association. Since 1844, alumni commitment has made the difference for the next generation of Latin School students. Today is no different. New faces and extra hands are always needed. Here are some of the ways to get involved:

  • Serve on your Reunion Committee. Plan Reunion Weekend activities for your classmates and help build support for your class gift.
  • Be a Regional Volunteer. Organize events with your local chapter, serve as a host and resource for students and alumni considering relocating to your area, or work with the Association to build greater activity in your current hometown.
  • Apply for a seat on a Standing Committee of the Board, like the Athletic Committee, Finance Committee or Program Committee. These are just some examples of ways that alumni from various generations and backgrounds can come together to address common needs and interests.
  • Volunteer at BLS. Serve as a mentor or tutor with a program such as:
    • Saturday Success School
      Saturday School offers help and enrichment to nearly 90 students in classes VI, V and IVB. Students choose to attend from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday mornings to learn and study in a supportive educational environment. Alumni volunteers provide individual instruction to students. For additional information, contact McCarthy Center Director Rose Delorme Metayer '07 at (617) 635-8895.
    • Science Day
      BLS' annual Science Day includes both the Science Fair and Science Expo. The Science Fair is where students vie to earn a place at the city and regional competitions. The competition amongst BLS students has heated up since the introduction of the Science Mentor Program. The Mentor Program teams students with professional scientists from the community. Alumni who have an interest in Science are invited to serve as Science Fair judges each year. For more details, please contact Science Program Director Kathleen (Rana) Bateman '93 at (617) 635-8895 ext. 153.
    • Science Olympiad
      The Science Program at BLS is currently accepting coaches for all events for the 2016-2017 Science Olympiad Team. If any alumni are interested in volunteering as coaches, please contact Science Program Director Kathleen (Rana) Bateman '93 at (617) 635-8895 ext. 153.
    • Tutoring Program
      BLS graduates also tutor in the After-School Tutoring Program, Monday through Thursday, from 2:25 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. at the School. Tutors usually commit to one day a week and work with the same students during the school year. For additional information, contact McCarthy Center Director Rose Delorme Metayer '07 at (617) 635-8895.