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  • EVkids senior Sarah lives by a simple phrase: Just go for it. This motto has driven her throughout her life, from being born as a refugee to now being on the cusp of her college career. After Sarah’s Kurdish family ran afoul of then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and were forced to flee the country, Sarah […]

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  • Surrounded by mountains and lakes instead of tall buildings and pavement, EVkids campers are challenged to try new things. Nick DeJesus, an alum of both Tutoring and Camp, remembers EVkids camp inspiring him in this way.   “The whole time when you’re around Boston, your options are either … play video games, basketball, or do really […]

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  • Two years ago, you shared our vision as we embarked on an adventure to make EVkids Camp a place where future generations of youth can explore, grow, and challenge themselves. Rebuilding the Farmhouse was a huge undertaking that has had a great impact – last summer, 36 young people hiked mountains, swam in a lake, […]

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  • EVkids tutors volunteer for all sorts of personal reasons. They believe in the value of education, mentoring, and building strong friendships, and have dreams of becoming teachers and leaders once they graduate. Often, their desire to help kids gain confidence and skills in the classroom develops from their own experience as students. This is true […]

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  • EVkids is now hiring for two complementary positions! If you’re passionate about helping kids gain the skills and confidence they need to take the next positive step in their lives, then EVkids invites you to apply. Read more about each position and apply for one or both of them below! Looking forward to hearing from you! […]

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  • The EVkids tutoring program provides a space for kids to develop and find success in their lives, both personally and academically. But this type of growth is also experienced on the other side of the relationship, with the EVcorps tutors.  Miguel Perez-Luna (Harvard ’15) was an EVcorps tutor for all four years of college, and now […]

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  • The 2016 EVkids Expanding Horizons Online Auction Ends December 4! Bid here! https://www.biddingforgood.com/evkids The giving season is approaching – a time of the year to think about others and appreciate what you have. What better way to do this than to get your holiday shopping done while also getting kids through high school and into college?! […]

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  • Thank you to all of the students, tutors, friends, family, and supporters who came together in support of EVkids on November 12! The 2016 Gala was EVkids’ most successful yet, bringing in a record-breaking $147,000, furthering the mission to help low-income Boston youth succeed, one child at a time.  Below are a few pictures from the […]

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  • Even when they are little, kids think big. They dream of flying through the sky as astronauts, performing in front of sold-out stadiums as famous musicians, and winning gold medals as star athletes at the Olympics. As a kid growing up in Dorchester, EVkids alum Chris Jones dreamt of one day becoming a police officer. […]

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  • On Saturday, EVkids presented the 2016 Youth Champion Award to Dr. Oneeka Williams at the 7th Annual Expanding Horizons Gala. The evening was full of inspiration – from the accomplishments of current EVkids students and tutors, from the distinguished alums in the audience, and from Dr. Williams herself. Dr. Williams, a urologic surgeon at St. […]

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