Our Purpose

Why We're Here

After seeing firsthand how difficult it is for low income students to find affordable summer extracurricular activities, particularly with the rising number of college preparation programs with costly tuition, SuccessBaseMass was created to provide better access to free programs and internships. As such, this website only lists free or paying programs, which have the main goal of providing an educational experience.

Mission

Our mission is to provide low-income high school students with free, accessible extracurricular activities that foster their interests.

Vision

We envision a society in which students can pursue their interests regardless of their socioeconomic status, background, or identity. Access to tuition-free opportunities will prevent polarization based on income, giving underrepresented students access to career-developing resources that will prove beneficial throughout their lives.

Meet Our Team

Sejal Bilwar

Hi, my name is Sejal Bilwar and I am a sophomore in high school from the Bay Area. I've always been interested in technology, and I hope to further pursue my passion further by studying computer engineering in college. At SuccessBaseMass, I created the Scholarships page, organize tasks for volunteers, help with the development of the future SBM app, and help the founder with various tasks. My favorite hobbies are reading books, playing table tennis, practicing martial arts, studying French, and learning coding.

Chief Operations Officer

Daysia Charles

Hey, I'm Daysia, and I am a high school senior living in Boston, Massachusetts. I was driven to create SuccessBaseMass after noticing how disconnected low income students are from programs that encourage their interests. In the future, I hope to become an environmental engineer while continuing my fight to provide low income students with accessible resources.

Founder

Ryan Haisler

Hey, everyone! I’m a junior at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, and my academic interests include Political Science, Contemporary Literature, and STEM. While I’m a student-athlete and a huge Arsenal fan, I’m also passionate about community outreach, creative writing, and independent research. Such passions have motivated me to join SuccessBaseMass’s initiative, and I’m excited about the opportunity to write articles to aid teenagers in exploring interests of their own. Through this, I hope to further take responsibility both as a leader both in my community and as a mentor to other like-minded high schoolers around the country.

Article Writing Intern

Sahana G

Hi! I'm Sahana, a teenager with a passion for writing. My other hobbies include singing, reading, and spending time with my golden retriever, Cookie. I joined SuccessBaseMass because I wanted to use my love for writing to help fellow high-schoolers find opportunities easily.

Article Writing Intern

John Salib

Hello, my name is John and I am a rising senior at County Prep High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. While my main interests are STEM, I also enjoy history and literature. I also really enjoy volleyball and soccer competitively and recreationally. My main job at Success Base Mass is article writing for the website. I joined because I knew the struggle that can result when trying to find opportunities. I think that helping others who are experiencing something that I went through is one of the best ways for me to give back, and I am excited to be doing that as a part of Success Base Mass!

Article Writing Intern

Daniel Gendy

Hello, I’m a rising senior at McNair Academic High school in Jersey City, NJ. As a first-generation college bound student, I found myself spending hours on end looking for extracurricular activities that aligned with my interests. I decided to join the team at Successbasemass to provide all students the chance to unlock, explore, and develop a myriad of opportunities.

Outreach Manager

Silas Wang

Hey everyone! My name is Silas Wang, and I’m a high school senior from Morgantown, West Virginia. In my free time, I like to read, hike, bicycle, watch the news, and learn about history. I joined SuccessBaseMass because I want every high school student to have every opportunity to grow academically and intellectually.

Data Management Intern

Silas Wang

Hey everyone! My name is Silas Wang, and I’m a high school senior from Morgantown, West Virginia. In my free time, I like to read, hike, bicycle, watch the news, and learn about history. I joined SuccessBaseMass because I want every high school student to have every opportunity to grow academically and intellectually.

Data Management Intern

Silas Wang

Hey everyone! My name is Silas Wang, and I’m a high school senior from Morgantown, West Virginia. In my free time, I like to read, hike, bicycle, watch the news, and learn about history. I joined SuccessBaseMass because I want every high school student to have every opportunity to grow academically and intellectually.

Data Management Intern

Emily Liu

My name is Emily and I'm a senior from Ontario, Canada! I joined SuccessBaseMass as a data management intern in hopes to help students worldwide, easing the process of program research and allowing them to pursue their passions. My own passions include entrepreneurship, playing the saxophone, and learning about East Asian cultures and languages.

Data Management Intern

Nicole Jo

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole, and I'm a rising high school senior at Phillips Academy. Outside of my schoolwork, I am passionate about graphic design and theatre. I hope to pursue a career in entrepreneurship to create my own sustainable business. I joined the SuccessBaseMass team to provide information for internship and program opportunities for students like me.

Program Research Intern

Aryan Gupta

I have a passion to explore the field of business and management in the future. A few words to describe me would be an innovative, disruptive, and problem-solving. I am interested in networking, building stronger relations with people around me and helping them in any way possible to learn and gain experience.

Social Media Intern

Liora Jones

My name is Liora, and I am a high school senior in Connecticut who enjoys learning about design and human behavior. My hobbies include reading, hiking, and studying French I am planning to major in cognitive science and aspire to be a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction.

User Research Intern

Yann Kull

I am Yann, a high school student from Switzerland. I'm a data nerd who is also passionate about politics and political issues. I spend my free time mountain-biking in the summer and skiing in the winter, I also really enjoy reading.

Web Design Intern

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