EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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Since 2008, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has been a proud participant in John Hancock Financial’s MLK Scholars program. Each summer, a small group of high school students from Boston have the unique opportunity to serve as stage crew members for each of the orchestra’s concerts and gain valuable insight into what it takes to present an artistic event. Working in close partnership with the Boston Globe, Boston University, Partners HealthCare and the City of Boston, John Hancock’s MLK Scholars program addresses what is deemed a critical need in Boston — summer jobs for city youth. The initiative builds pride and confidence in more than 650 local teens through valuable paid summer work experiences. Along with the on-the-job training during the week, students attend interactive workshops at Boston University’s Agganis Arena to learn the important life skills they need to reach for their goals. MLK Scholars is the largest, most comprehensive, corporate-based summer jobs program in the nation.