The Boston Public Library offers free online homework help, mentorship, and social time provided by trained, high-achieving high school students. The Homework Assistance Program (HAP) is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., from September 21, 2020 - May 14, 2021. The program is open on a drop-in basis to students in grades K–8, no registration is required.
HAP mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team, the developers of SmartTALK, a program that uses research-based tools, strategies, and resources to support students during homework time. Homework Help can be accessed through Zoom links on: www.bpl.org/homework.
All programs are provided subject to parental supervision.