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Thank you for joining us!

The Halloween 5K Run/Walk for Quest Adventures was a huge success!  Many Quest supporters came out in costume to trick-or-treat at Jamaica Pond and supported Boston Public Schools students!  Thank you to all who donated, walked, or ran this past weekend. This year, your donations have twice the impact!  Your donations directly support our 2017-2018 teams… Read More

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Quest Adventures Halloween 5K Run/Walk

Halloween 5K Walk/Run for Quest Adventures Sunday, October 29   8:00am- 11:00am Jamaica Pond Support Boston Public School students!  Get your running/walking shoes ready to come join us on Sunday, October 29 and raise money to help Boston Public School students take life-changing national and international service trips. This year our 5K is a Halloween Costume Run/Walk!  Come in your best,… Read More

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Featured Student Essay: Aya El Hassan

Aya’s trip to South Dakota this year transformed the way she thought about herself and the world around her in a profound way. Read her full reflection essay on the trip here: I was very excited when I was informed that I had been accepted to participate in an out-of-state trip to meet the initial… Read More

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Quest at Pinnacle Leadership Center August 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, Quest journeyed up to Kensington, New Hampshire for a day of bonding, growth, and mentorship at Pinnacle Leadership Center. The team from Another Course to College, who received one of Quest’s early action grants and will be traveling to New Orleans in December, and our Quest Alumni board spent the day in… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Luis Cruz

Luis, whose mother is Salvadorian and whose father is Guatemalan, travelled to Guatemala with Boston Green Academy this year. It was his first time in the country where his father was born which was an exciting experience for him. One of the most impactful parts of the trip for Luis was getting to see his grandmother… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Anthony Pina

“I want to show my community that  together we can accomplish anything we set our minds to and create a difference that at the moment may seem insignificant, but in reality has a positive effect on people who live here and everywhere else” Anthony’s trip to South Dakota had a profound impact on him and how… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Aya El Hassan

“The people at Pine Ridge may be poor but they are rich in culture and values. I learned that children are sacred beings, I am a sacred being.” For Aya and her classmates from Mary Lyon Pilot High School, learning about the culture of the Oglala Lakota Native Americans was the most impactful part of… Read More

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Quest Alums Named Valedictorian and Saludatorian

Quest students Melissa Depina (left) and Orlanda Dos Santos (right) have been named Valedictorian Saludatorian of Dearborn STEM Academy’s 2017 graduating class. They travelled to New Orleans with Dearborn in 2016. Congratulations from you Quest family!… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Dhruval Thakkar

“I learned that holding back on injustices won’t change results.  You have to speak up.” Dhruval, who traveled to New Orleans with West Roxbury Academy in April, came away from the trip with a new outlook on life.  From fundraising back home in Boston, to hard manual labor in the Louisiana heat Dhruval strived to learn… Read More

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Quest Teams at new heights: Pinnacle Leadership Center 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, Quest Adventure service teams from five schools traveled to Pinnacle Leadership Center in New Hampshire for a full day of leadership, team-building, challenge and fun! Students and teachers from Mary Lyon Pilot High School, West Roxbury Academy, Dearborn STEM Academy, John D. O’Bryant High School and Madison Park High School got… Read More

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Fall Fundraiser round-up!

On Thursday, October 20th, friends and alumni of Quest Adventures came together at the Belmont Woman’s Club for an evening celebration. The theme of our fall fundraiser, Faces of Quest, highlighted and celebrated our amazing students and their stories!   Guests were welcomed into a beautiful and historic house where they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and… Read More

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Fall Fundraiser: Faces of Quest

  Please join Quest Adventures for our Fall Fundraiser: Faces of Quest cocktail reception as we celebrate our stories of success through the eyes of our students!  Meet our student alumni and learn more about the impact of their experiences!   Each of our students brings a unique perspective to their service trip, and returns with… Read More

Quest Educators’ Conference 2016

The start of the new school year also brings the exciting prospect of new service teams and trips with Quest Adventures. Teachers and students in schools all around Boston are eagerly researching and preparing for their potential trips. As busy as they are managing classrooms and curriculums, our Quest teachers are working diligently to choose teams… Read More

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Student Reflection: Jeanelle Hernandez

Team Arizona: Jeanelle Hernandez – Student Reflection Grade 11 Photo: Jeanelle poses for a photo while conducting a service project “The service trip to Arizona impacted me in more ways than one, in too many ways to simply focus on one area. The scenery impacted me the most. I recall what it felt like to… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Georgina Guyton

Team Romania: Georgina Guyton Grade 11 Photo: Georgina poses for a photo at the school board with Mayor Walsh and other members of Team Romania. Georgina Guyton stood apart as a mature, capable leader during the service trip to Romania with the Burke.  While on the trip, Georgina rose to every challenge, trying new things… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Jose Marques

Team New Orleans 2016 Jose Marquez Grade 11 Jose (left) and teacher Tim Likosky (right) pose for a photo with Pastor Jack, an influential community leader in New Orleans. Connection and cooperation are big concepts that during the day to day life in a high school, students don’t often get to contextualize. When these students are put… Read More

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Student Spotlight: Kion Millsap

Team Spain 2016 Kion Millsap Grade 11 Kion (right) sits with teacher leader Matthew Johnson in a woody area of Salamanca.   Kion Millsap is a 12th Grader at Boston Green Academy. Having never traveled outside the country before, his first time on a plane headed for Spain was the start of a new adventure! He… Read More

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Quest Represents at International Youth Summit!

  Alumni board member, Ely Depina, represented team New Orleans at the International Youth Summit at Boston Greenfest last weekend! He shared his experience regarding the environment and service with visiting students all the way from India who also shared their environmental projects.    The group also had the opportunity to hear from Karen Weber, the… Read More

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Quest Alumni Board Retreat 2016!

July 30, 2016 Members of the Quest Alumni Board traveled to the Pinnacle Leadership and Team Development center in New Hampshire for a day of fun, team-building and strategizing for the year ahead!   The team did several exercises led by the wonderful Pinnacle staff which tested their leadership, communication and creativity. Along the way,… Read More

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Quest 2015 5K Walk/ Run

  Thank you for your support for our Quest 5K Walk/Run! More Boston Public high school teams have received $6,000 Quest grants because of your generous participation !  … Read More

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Meet Flavia Freitas!

  Flavia Freitas of Team Ecuador from Jeremiah E. Burke High School   Flavia is an extremely bright and outgoing 11th grade student at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School. Not only does she do well academically, but she also dedicates a considerable amount of time to community service projects. Throughout middle school, Flavia volunteered… Read More

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Meet Jessenia Pineda!

  Jessenia Pineda from Team Peru  Margarita Muniz Academy You wouldn’t expect it by looking at her, but Jessenia Pineda, a junior at the Margarita Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain, is a powerhouse.  She gets it from her mom, a busy woman raising four children, who still finds time to check that homework is done… Read More

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Meet Rosbelly Martinez!

Rosbelly Martinez from Team South Dakota Another Course to College     Rosbelly Martinez is not your typical high school junior.  In her soft-spoken ways she tells the story of how she has matured into the responsible, driven student that she is today.  In middle school you would have met a different girl, one who… Read More

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2015 Quest Adventures Educators Meeting

“The faces of the students when they are working for someone else’s benefit makes the Quest program rewarding.  You can simply watch their expressions change.” -Janayra Santiago, Boston Green Academy Last week, Quest Adventures hosted a successful 2015 Educators Meeting for prospective teams! At the beautiful Boston Public Schools offices in Dudley Square, teachers from Boston… Read More

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Briana Bartholomew

                    Briana Bartholomew is graduating from Another Course to College this spring, headed off to University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall with two Quest trips under her belt. Last year she went to Rockaway, New York to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy devastated neighborhoods along the… Read More

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Meet Quayshaun Owens!

  Quayshaun Owens from Team Dominican Republic Boston Green Academy Quayshaun Owens lives in the moment; he’s had to his entire life. It’s his senior year at Boston Green Academy, a small public charter school within the Boston Public Schools system, and more than ever it is time for Quay to step up to the… Read More