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

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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.

Daysia Charles

Founder

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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.

Sejal Bilwar

Chief Operations Officer

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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.

Sahana G

Article Writing Intern

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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!

John Salib

Article Writing Intern

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My name is Anisha Grover, I am a Sophomore at American High School who is passionate about technology and science and wants to bring a change to the community by getting involved and helping individuals. Currently, I serve on board positions in many non-profits and supporting communities around Bay Area. From elementary school, I started my volunteering journey by blogging and content writing for a non-profit and developed interest in many other areas as I grew up. I also volunteer and teach kids, provide homework helps, mentor youngsters in my school for the Artificial Intelligence club. In my leisure time, I enjoy playing guitar, making digital art, and volunteering with other non-profit organizations.

Anisha Grover

Article Writing Intern

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Hey everyone! I’m Sameeksha Agarwal, a sophomore at Northview High School, GA. My passion lies in STEM fields, especially mathematics and engineering, and hope to continue to pursue this fervor by majoring in computer science in college. My hobbies include biking, playing the piano, and reading. I joined SuccessBaseMass to help out the community by providing underprivileged students equal opportunities to develop their passions and become successful. I have certainly enjoyed my experience far and can’t wait to continue this journey!

Sameeksha Agarwal

Data Management Intern

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Hey there! My name's Jennifer and I'm a current junior at a Texan high school. I enjoy reading literacy works that revolves around thrillers and horror factors. With my obsession around the law of society and criminals, I hope to pursue a career in criminal justice. To achieve that, I am undergoing the stage of researching and applying for scholarships and programs that you all might be familiar of. It is understandable how hard it is for some of us to obtain valuable resources. As a matter of fact, I had joined SuccessBassMass in hopes of helping to distribute the information that you all might need.

Jennifer Chen

Data Management Intern

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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.

Silas Wang

Data Management Intern

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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.

Liora Jones

Program Research Intern

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Hello, everyone! I’m a junior at Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas, and my academic interests primarily focus on STEM especially Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. I have always aspired to be a software engineer or some role related to technology since these types of jobs are starting to become more important to solving the world's greatest problems. Such interest has allowed me to join SuccessBaseMass which has a similar initiative in getting more people interested in certain fields. I am very excited about the opportunity to research several programs for high school students to take interest in and possibly get into. Through this, I hope to further my role a leader in my area and as a mentor to other motivated and passionate high schoolers.

Sam Lu

Program Research Intern

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Hey, all! My name is Rahul Raja Durai Murugan, and I’m a student at Obra D. Tompkins HS. My passions are Medicine and STEM-related research, and I’m also deeply driven into community outreach, especially in areas such as Health and Rare Diseases. I joined SuccessBaseMass as a Program Research Intern with the motive of sharing my knowledge of various opportunities while also nourishing my desire to research. I’ve enjoyed working with my talented colleagues thus far, and I hope to continue my journey with SBM.

Rahul Raja Durai Murugan

Program Research Intern

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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.

Nicole Jo

Program Research Intern

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Hi! My name is Kimberly and I’m currently a high school junior in the LA. In my freetime I love to watch anime, paint, and listen to music. I joined SuccessBaseMass because I want to ensure all students of all backgrounds have the access to resources necessary for college.

Kimberly Lopez

Social Media Intern