Project 351, an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), believes that eighth graders have unlimited potential to be remarkable agents of change in their community and our world. Since 2011, our mission is to inspire, enrich, and develop a rising generation of leaders who put courage, compassion, and community first.
Annually, eighth grade Ambassadors are selected to represent each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts by hometown educators for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude. We place a special premium on unsung heroes and quiet leaders, and the rich diversity of our Commonwealth.
For a year’s term, Project 351 invests in the Ambassadors’ capabilities and inspires their sense of possibility through customized service experiences, results-driven leadership training, and exposure to issues, role models, and opportunities that challenge, inspire, and enrich.