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

Daysia Charles

Founder

Daysia Charles is a high school junior living in Boston, Massachusetts. She was driven to create this site after noticing how disconnected low income students are from programs that encourage their interests. In the future, Daysia hopes to become an environmental engineer while continuing her fight to provide low income students with accessible resources.

Apsora Haque

Article Writing Intern

Hello! I am a rising senior at Hershey, PA. Apart from eating chocolate, my hobbies include writing and making random things like a mini pool table and a mini village (looks less impressive than it sounds). I wanted to help the community in some way and seeing how SuccessBaseMass was helping teens nation-wide, I decided to join the Article-Writing team.

John Salib

Article Writing Intern

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!

Silas Wang

Data Management Intern

Silas Wang is a high school senior from Morgantown, West Virginia, and is interested in STEM, history, and politics. In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. He joined SuccessBaseMass because he wants to help all students find programs that will further their academic and personal growth.

Emily Liu

Data Management Intern

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.

Kiran Balakrishnan

Data Management Intern

Kiran is a high school senior and a data management intern at SuccessBaseMass. She is passionate about business and economics and she aspires to be an entrepreneur in the future. She loves word searches, trying new food, and spending time with her family. She joined SuccessBaseMass because she knows how hard it is to find opportunities and she wanted to help driven students who may not be able to find them themselves.

Elaine

Program Research Intern

Hi! My name is Elaine, and I am a program researcher for SuccessBaseMass. I research about medical programs, computer-science programs, and programs located in California. My main interests lie in computer science and aerospace engineering! In my free time, I like to code fun little side projects, watch dramas/anime, and listen to music.

Daniel Gendy

Program Research Intern & Outreach Manager

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.

Nicole Jo

Program Research Intern

Nicole Jo is a rising high school senior at Phillips Academy. Outside of her schoolwork, Nicole is passionate about graphic design and theatre. She hopes to pursue a career in entrepreneurship to create her own sustainable business. She joined the SuccessBaseMass team to provide information for internship and program opportunities for students like her. She works as a program research intern.

Julean Palpallatoc

Social Media Intern

Julean is a rising high school senior from the Philippines who is passionate about being an advocate for social and environmental issues. She's also passionate in doing a lot of volunteer work and participating in events that focuses upon climate change. She plans to pursue a course related to business that would relate to her interests. Currently, she is working as a social media outreach intern for SuccessBaseMass.

Aryan Gupta

Social Media Intern

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.

Anisha Cherukuri

Social Media Intern

Anisha Cherukuri is a high school senior living in Canton, Massachusetts. She is a social media intern for SuccessBaseMass and is passionate about helping connect disadvantaged students to programs that help them pursue their career interests!

Liora Jones

User Research Intern

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

Yann Kull

Web Design Intern

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.

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