KeyPals Program (Cambridge School Volunteers)

The KeyPals program pairs MIT staff with 5th grade students at the Kennedy-Longfellow School (a Cambridge Public School) in East Cambridge for one-on-one communication via e-mail. Adults exchange messages with their student partners in a friendly letter format, while students share assignments from a variety of disciplines, including science, math literacy, and language arts. The program provides adult role models, fosters the improvement of writing and computer skills, and increases career awareness through one-on-one virtual mentoring and four face-to-face meetings in the workplace and at school.