ABLE is a non-profit organization led by young professionals in Boston seeking to provide high-expectation high school education and mentorship to motivated students who otherwise may not be eligible for traditional merit based scholarships and who would likely struggle in a traditional high school.

Apply to Be a Scholar

Applications for students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2024 will be available here in the fall of 2023. Please revisit the page then or email ablebostonxc@gmail.com in the meantime if you are interested in finding out more!

ABLE Partner High Schools

ABLE currently partners with four Boston area high schools:

Boston College High School

Cathedral High School

Catholic Memorial High School

The Cambridge Matignon School


Our mission at Access Better Learning and Education (ABLE) is to help Boston’s at-risk youth graduate from high school with the prospect of going on to pursue higher education and succeed in the workforce. ABLE serves this need by pairing students with four-year sponsors who provide one-on-one guidance and financial support for tuition-based education.

ABLE strives to improve the life prospects of all ABLE scholars, making a direct and meaningful impact on their lives and on the Boston community.

“My life has not been the same since [ABLE]… my mentor was awesome, she’s been a big part of my life in all ways…”

Able Student Graduate

There is a desperate need for this type of program. We always hope that our students will get aid, but sometimes this does not happen. It’s just another reason why we are so thankful to have ABLE as another option for our students

Director of Development – ABLE partner school