at the University of Massachusetts Boston
The TAG Latino Program is a year-round program that has served the academic, personal, and social needs of Boston Public Schools (BPS) students since 1985.
The mission of the TAG Program is to ensure that Boston Public School Latino students and English Language Learners excel academically, socially, and personally, so as to improve their ability to succeed in high school and at the postsecondary levels.
Through the sponsorship of UMass Boston, BPS, and private foundations, TAG partners with several middle and high schools to offer holistic services to approximately 500 students over 12 months. Integrated in each of TAG’s four components is intensive parental outreach and involvement. Students who participate in TAG and successfully complete high school are guaranteed admission to UMass Boston.
Students take academic classes in the morning and participate in recreational activities in the afternoon, including TAGames, dance, and sports. Students who have participated in the Saturday Academy have improved their MCAS and MEPA scores. .