What It Takes: “Reflections of METCO Students” Scholarship Fundraiser Today Feb 11
The annual Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization (BWMPO) John Hudson scholarship fundraiser is online today Saturday, February 11 at 2 pm. This year’s presentation will feature METCO high school students and is entitled “Reflections of METCO Students: High School Student Perspectives.”
If you have not attended one of these events, or if you have, I highly recommend it–this is perspective into the lives of the students who travel (and not easily) to attend our wonderful Weston Public Schools every day. A couple of years ago during the presentation, I remember one student telling us about his hour-and-a-half commute–public transportation, walking and METCO Bus. One way, folks. Some of us have kids who believe that walking to the corner of the street rather than the end of our driveway is a major inconvenience.
The Boston-Weston METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities) program brings approximately 167 students, grades K-12, from Boston to Weston’s public schools. The Class of 2023 has 11 METCO students..
Listen, learn and think. We are so lucky, Weston, to have the METCO program in Weston. If you haven’t met some of these amazing students, please join in by following registration and payment information below.
Reserve your “seat” by clicking to register here. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $30/per household and payment via Venmo @BWMPO1. If you do not have Venmo but would like to attend, please contact Keitrice Johnson at email@example.com or the BWMPO treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. After registering for the event, please don’t forget to submit your payment via Venmo. Please note that additional donations to the scholarship fund are gratefully accepted, but the most important thing is to be part of the conversation and learn the perspectives of METCO students, many of whom have been a part of the Weston Public Schools community for years.
The Scholarship is named for John Hudson who served as the Chair of the Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization for many years and was instrumental in making it possible for METCO parents to serve as part of the Weston School Committee. John was the father of three children who graduated through the METCO program in Weston. He died in 2014.
Scholarship funds are awarded to applicants in varying amounts according to merit, community service, and METCO involvement. No financial information is required from parents or students.