Alumni are one of BLS's most treasured assets, a fact highly regarded by the Deitch Leadership Institute. BLS alumni are leaders in their community - teachers, entrepreneurs, researchers, community organizers, business leaders and artists. They are change agents.

The DLI is committed to celebrating alumni and capturing their wisdom. Opportunities for partnership include:

Career Day
Every March Boston Latin School hosts Career Connections, a program in which alumni returned to BLS to offer professional advice and networking opportunities for the junior class.

  • 150 alumni, representing for-profit and non-profit organizations across Boston
  • 300 Class II students
  • 3 twenty-minute sessions of small group conversations

Career Connections offers students an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from alumni who are practitioners in their field; learn about their college and professional trajectories; and network with them to create professional connections and resources.

I learned about careers that I would not have considered, and I got advice from people who were in a similar situation as me and have experienced more. – BLS junior

Senior Transition Day
Every May Boston Latin School hosts Senior Transition Day, a program in which young alumni currently in college returned to BLS to offer advice about the transition to college for the graduating senior class. 

  • 80 alumni, representing colleges and universities across the country
  • 280 Class I students
  • 3 twenty-minute sessions of small group conversations

Similar to Career Connections program, Senior Transition Day offers students a chance to hear from young alumni about the realities of college life, many of whom were BLS students just a year prior. Topics include academics, campus life, and leadership opportunities.