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July 8 - August 2, 2024

Curry College campus from above in summer

Curry College, located in Milton, Massachusetts adjacent to the Mattapan and Hyde Park neighborhoods of Boston, is pleased to partner with Boston Community Hub Schools to provide current 10th and 11th grade students from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School and the Magarita Muñiz Academy the opportunity to Learn and Earn on Curry’s campus from Monday, July 8 - Friday, August 2, 2024. This free program is designed to provide students with the experience of what it is like to live and learn on a college campus. Current 10th and 11th grade students from the Community Hub Schools who wish to participate will need to apply to the program and will be admitted on a space-limited basis. The program is limited to 20 participants.

Program Benefits

Students participating in the program:

  • Receive a stipend from the Mayor of Boston’s Summer Learn and Earn program;
  • Live in a dorm on Curry College’s campus for the duration of the program (July 8-August 2, 2024);
  • Earn three (3) college credits with the successful completion of a Public Health or Marketing course;
  • Can explore college opportunities through engaging experiences with Curry students, faculty, staff, and community partners through field trips, service learning, and workshops.

Program Overview

Students will participate in a college-level Public Health or Marketing course and will work together on a community-focused project. The culmination of the academic course will be an Academic Showcase where students will present their projects to community members, Curry faculty, representatives from Boston Public Schools, and program funders.

Students will also be exposed to a variety of college majors through interactive, project-focused workshops as well as the college application process. The goal of this program is to simulate a month-in-the-life of a college student.

Students participating in the program are eligible to receive stipends of $250 per week. Led by the City of Boston Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity, futureBOS (which includes opportunities from the SuccessLink program) is designed to not only recruit and hire youth, but also ensure that summer experiences are engaging and meaningful, and advances young people’s professional and personal development.

Program Costs

There is no tuition, residence hall or on-campus dining hall fees required to participate in the program. The program is generously funded by the Boston Community Hub Schools and their partner organizations. Students will need to provide spending money for field trips or other excursions should they choose to buy anything while participating in these experiences.

Application Process

Students can apply directly to this program by completing this brief application form.

Once accepted to the program, students will need to complete the following and submit to

  • Family Participation Agreement
  • Housing Agreement
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form
  • Health Services Form to commit to the program

Students will also need to work with BPS staff at their school to register for the Mayor’s Learn and Earn program.

Questions About the Program

Questions about the program can be directed to staff at the Margarita Muñiz Academy or Jeremiah E. Burke High School:

Amilca Silva
Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Dania Vazquez
Magarita Muñiz Academy

Picture Perfect. Beautiful. New England. That’s how visitors describe our 131-acre Milton campus, just seven miles from downtown Boston, where students have the best of both worlds - the advantages and comforts of a suburban learning and living environment as well as the excitement and resources of a major city. Milton was once again recognized as America’s Safest College Town according to a study released by SafeWise in 2024.

Curry offers bachelor degree programs with majors including Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Community Education, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Graphic Design, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health and Wellness, Public Relations, Sociology, Sport & Recreation Management, Special Education, Studio Arts, and Transformative Justice. The College also offers graduate degree programs in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Diverse and Equitable Instruction, Elementary Education, Nursing and Special Education.

The 20 students participating in this program will reside on campus for the entirety of the program in Bell Hall. Bell Hall consists of living pods that are separated by a common area. Each pod includes a common space with access to a kitchenette, multiple single user restrooms, and enclosed study spaces. Curry College Community Directors (professional staff) will administer all residence life elements of the program. Additionally, Curry students will serve as resident assistants to support program participants. Resident Assistants as well as Curry’s Public Safety personnel will be stationed in Bell Hall during overnight hours. Quiet hours will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. No guests will be allowed to visit students in the residence halls during the program.

Included in the program is our “all you care to eat” meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends in the College’s Marketplace located in the Student Center.

The families of participating students will be invited to campus to be with their students for drop-off/orientation/lunch on July 8th (morning), to a family event on Sunday, July 21st (mid-day), to the Academic Showcase on July 31st (evening), and to the end of program lunch and celebration on August 2nd (early-afternoon). Families will be able to contact the College’s Public Safety office 24/7 in case of an emergency. Public Safety is in regular contact with the Administrator-on-Call who can provide direct support to students and/or families during an emergency.