Frank Ty Rabe, of Brookline, is a volunteer mentor with Boston Partners in Education, past two years in the Gardner Pilot Academy’s math program.
Rabe is retired and used this mentorship opportunity to spend time contributing to the community and helping others.
“I’ve noticed a surge in satisfaction and happiness from being in the program and meeting students, teachers, and staff,” said Rabe. “I also have a much deeper respect for the skills of the teachers and the challenges they face.”
Retirees, commuters and neighbors like Rabe have volunteered their spare time, with one hour each week. Last year, over 500 Boston Partners in Education mentors served more than 3,300 students at 63 Boston Public Schools.