“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela


The Paraclete Academy
The late elementary school and early middle school years are critical to a child. Reading and math scores in fourth grade are proven predictors of a child’s academic future and therefore economic and social outlook. By the time inner-city students reach fourth grade, many are two to three grades behind their higher-income peers. Once this disparity presents itself, targeted academic intervention is required to help these children improve to grade level and graduate from high school.

The Paraclete provides a rich, successful educational enrichment program in the South Boston community that erases this educational disparity, providing otherwise at-risk children targeted and highly effective academic experiences. Nearly 1,000 South Boston children are living proof that the program works!