Since 1986, lawyers and judges have visited classrooms to expose young people to the legal field and share their passion for the law with a diverse population of Boston youth.
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The Program serves as an inspiring reminder of the values that form the foundation of our legal system - fairness and equal access to justice.
I have learned that law is far more vast than I expected. Lately I've been working with Immigration Law, and that has opened my eyes to the broader aspects of what immigrants, such as my family, have to go through just to stay in this country.
Since its founding in 2005, the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program has reached over 4,000 high school students and given them the opportunity to learn about their financial rights and responsibilities.
I volunteered because I wanted to help provide some basic, highly practical skills to a young population that has little or no access to them. The students were engaged and interested. Their teacher was fantastic. The most memorable moment was the collective gasp that went through the room when the students realized how long it would take to pay off a relatively small credit card balance by making only the minimum payments — they were stunned!
in funding will distributed by the BBF to 21 legal services organizations this year.