Boys’ Latin students benefit from a wide array of partnerships with corporate, nonprofit, and community organizations that empower them in their learning outside of the classroom.
Learning happens best when there is a strong partnership between educators, students, families, and the outside community. Deep engagement with valued partners and stakeholders ensures that our boys become actively engaged global citizens in our interdependent world. Learn more about the outside opportunities offered to Boys’ Latin students below.
North Carolina Outward Bound School
Students travel on outdoor expeditions that teach technical skills like navigation, camp craft, and the basics of backpacking and rock climbing. As students develop these skills in challenging situations, they also learn the value of teamwork, compassion for others, and the pursuit of excellence. We began partnering with the North Carolina Outward Bound School in 2009. Since then, on average, 8 Boys’ Latin students participate in the program each year. To learn more, please visit North Carolina Outward Bound.
Bridges to Wealth
Boys' Latin students and families partner with FS Investments and the University of Pennsylvania to acquire the tools and knowledge needed to generate wealth and financial empowerment. This unique partnership has grown by 300% since its inaugural year in 2015. Over 150 participants gather on a monthly basis to explore financial literacy and strategic investing with the team from Penn. 27 parents have opened accounts for their children and dozens have opened brokerage accounts for themselves. Additionally, scores of Boys' Latin students have taken the coordinating Financial Literacy elective as part of their coursework. To learn more, please visit Bridges to Wealth.
Summer Search partners with students to support them in navigating and challenging systemic barriers to post-secondary education, workforce participation, and financial stability. As a partner school, each year Boys’ Latin nominates a group of sophomores to participate. Successful nominees are paired with a full-time staff mentor and receive full scholarships to participate in experiential learning excursions in the U.S. or abroad the summers following their sophomore and junior years. Approximately, 8-10 Boys’ Latin are selected annually for this mentor and college advising program. To learn more, please visit Summer Search Philadelphia.
Big Timber Arts Roundup
A three-day arts intensive student retreat held on a 32,000-acre ranch in Montana. Students work with creative professionals who provide guidance in improving work across 4 disciplines: photography, painting, acting and writing. Student participants benefit from an exclusive one-on-one experience with notable artists who work with them to improve their craft. Each year, 40 students from Pennsylvania, Montana, and California participate in this immersive experience. For the past 7 years, 2 of those coveted spots were reserved for Boys’ Latin students.
Penn Medicine Educational Pipeline Program
This two-year program offers high school juniors and seniors college-level courses through the University of Pennsylvania, professional development training, and experience working in clinical and non-clinical areas at Penn Medicine’s three hospitals and other Health System facilities. The program gives those interested in future health-care careers a unique learning path to start their journey. Boys’ Latin students have been part of this program since 2012, with 4-6 students being accepted each year. To learn more, please visit Penn Medicine Educational Pipeline Program.