Mr. Lowell I. Mazie… Achieving goals was something that I remember vividly about the Mazie Mentoring Program. My husband and I accept nothing less than what we can achieve; we have the Mazie program to thank for this. Many blessing to this program which I know will help high school students for many years to come.
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“FOUR FRAMINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SECURED AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME”
In 2010, four students from Framingham High School were accepted into UMass Medical Center’s Healthcare Career Exploration summer program (which is exciting in and of itself since kids apply from all over MA) and ALL FOUR were Mazie Mentoring Program students – Mishel Caisapanta, Juan Rivera and Margaret Much Hichos, and Lubenji Celoy.
This was an amazing opportunity for these students, providing seminars and lectures, field trips, and academic enrichment in math, science, language arts, and information technology. They also participated in job-shadowing internships in clinical or lab settings. Plus, just living on a college campus for 5 weeks with other Massachusetts high school students is eye-opening. They also received a $300 stipend!
UMass Medical Center in Worcester hosts a free, 5-week summer program (healthcare career exploration) that accepts 20 Massachusetts high school students each summer to experience college life–living/eating on a college campus while exposing them to biomedicine, biotechnology, and other healthcare professions. There is a rigorous application process.
Vice-Principal Sarah Redbord included this in her weekly staff memo:
Sophomore Lubenji Ceoly has been accepted off the wait list to the UMass Medical program. This means that FHS will have four students in the summer program of only twenty students! In addition, all four FHS students are involved in the Mazie program. This speaks to the power of mentoring in a young person’s life! Please congratulate all four students if you see them: Mishel Caisapanta, Lubenji Celoy, Margaret Much-Hichos and Juan Rivera.