Our Hope for You

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Dear Future Bonner Leader,    

We see you. We see you and your big heart that you use to make this world a more peaceful, just and compassionate place. We see you being the support and listening ear to those around you. We see your fierce and powerful demeanor. Your determination is our success. We see you fighting for the rights of others, recognizing the strengths of our community and working towards positive social change.

In creating this program, we wanted to ensure that it is accessible and equitable for all. We understand that volunteering can be a privilege. That life circumstances may take priority. Circumstances such as caring for loved ones, needing to prioritize work over participating in extracurricular activities. Our hope is to provide opportunities for students to connect with our surrounding community while earning funds to pay for college. Through intensive hands on experience, we hope you will gain critical skills you can use towards your personal and professional goals.

We hope you will find a supportive and engaging community. We hope you will find your home here at Mason and within the Bonner Program. We hope you will take risks, push yourself and learn just how talented and powerful you can be. We hope you will take the lessons you learn to make this world a better and more peaceful place. We hope you know the world needs you.

We can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish. And we can’t wait to meet you!


With gratitude,

Patty, Kristen, Elexus and Fiona