Thank you for your interest in learning more about Freshman Fresh Start (formerly Freshman Fifteen Boston), an effort to support some of the Boston area’s most talented, but financially disadvantaged college-bound students. To date, over 750 students have received packages of dorm room essentials and school supplies allowing them to start college with dignity and a little less stress. We believe that this gift is one of a number of factors that help students attain the ultimate goal: college graduation.
100% of all donations go to fund students. Freshman Fresh Start co-founders stand by our ongoing commitment to assume all administrative and outside expenses.
We’d like to thank the founders of Freshman Fifteen in New York, Mary Buckley and her daughter, Meaghan, for their inspiration and many years of support. We wish them continued success.
Since 2011, Freshman Fresh Start (formerly Freshman Fifteen Boston) has funded 753 students from over 40 High Schools and Agencies from the Greater Boston area.
In 2021, we provided packages for 132 students from the Class of 2025. And, we provided packages to 10 students from 2020 who were finally permitted to live on campus.
Boston Arts Academy • Boston Collegiate Charter School • Boston College High School • Boston International High School • Boston International Newcomers Academy • Boston Green Academy • Boston International • Boston Latin • Brighton High • Brockton High • Cambridge Rindge and Latin • City on a Hill Charter School • Charlestown High • Codman Academy • Cristo Rey Boston • East Boston High • EMK Academy for Health Careers • English High School • Fenway High • Jeremiah Burke High School • John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science • Josiah Quincy Upper School • Lawrence Academy • Lawrence High School • Lowell High School • Lynn Classical • Match Charter School • Malden High • Melrose High • New Haven Academy • New Mission High School •Notre Dame High School • Prospect Hill Academy • Revere High School • South Boston Excel • Somerville High School • South High School Community School • Tech Boston Academy • Urban Science Academy
Becker College • Boston College • Boston Conservatory • Boston University • Bridgewater State University • Brandeis University • Brown University • Bryn Mawr • Bucknell • Centre College • Clark University • Colby-Sawyer • College of the Holy Cross • Connecticut College • Dean College • Denison University • Emmanuel College • Emory University Fitchburg State • Framingham State • Green Mountain College • Hamilton College • Harvard University • Howard University • Lehigh University • Loyola • Macalester College • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts • Merrimack College • South Carolina State • Morehouse College • Mount Ida • Northeastern University • Providence College • Princeton University • Regis College • Rhode Island College • Roger Williams University • Saint Anselm • Saint John’s • Saint Michaels • Salem State • Smith College • Stonehill College • Syracuse University • Tufts University • Union College • University of the District of Columbia • University of Maine • University of Sciences Philadelphia • UMASS Amherst • UMASS Boston • UMASS Dartmouth • UMASS Lowell • Vanderbilt University • Wentworth Institute of Technology • Westfield State • Wheaton College • Wheelock College • Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Worcester State • Yale University