MLK Scholars

Our programs are made possible by the financial generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra believes in breaking down barriers for all people. We are proud to be a Mass. Cultural Council UP Organization.

Generously sponsored by

Free for All Concert Fund

MLK Scholars

2016 MLK Scholars Stage CrewWe are proud to be part of John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program which, for the past 11 years, has annually sponsored employment for over 600 teens in Boston at nearly 60 local non-profit organizations — the largest program of its kind in the country. Each summer since 2008, a small group of high school students from Boston have had the unique opportunity to serve as stage crew members for each of the Boston Landmarks 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.

John Hancock MLK Scholars