Youth and Education

The programs you see here represent just a few of the many things we do. For our future, for our people, John Hancock is determined to continue its committed support to these and other deserving causes.

Camp Harbor View

John Hancock is a proud supporter of Camp Harbor View. With its innovative programming, the camp offers 960 Boston children ages eleven to fourteen an opportunity to leave the city during the day and participate in a four-week summer camp program. Offering the traditional activities that summer camp is known for, such as hiking, arts and crafts, sports and swimming, Camp Harbor View also includes innovative programs that strive to build children's confidence and leadership strengths.

In addition to financial support, John Hancock has partnered with the camp to provide summer jobs to alumni campers as part of the MLK Summer Scholars program.

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Ron Burton Training Village

John Hancock has been a long-time supporter of the Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) as Ron Burton Sr. was a long-time employee of John Hancock. Ron's story is truly inspiring, and through his love and passion to help children, he founded the Ron Burton Training Village.

Over the past twenty-five years, RBTV has served more than 3,100 young men and women in their physical, spiritual, and educational growth. Twelve months a year, over a six-year period, campers are guided, supported, and mentored in some of life's most essential areas, including education, social skills, morals, values, leadership, and fitness. The most intense part of this mentorship occurs during the summer when the campers attend a five-week training camp in Hubbardston, Massachusetts. The majority of the youth who attend the training village are kids from economically disadvantaged and often troubled and at-risk situations.

John Hancock employees often volunteer at RBTV to interact with the campers as well as to help maintain the grounds. During past visits, John Hancock employees planted flowers, painted buildings, and played games with the campers.

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The Extra Mile blog highlights inspirational stories surrounding John Hancock's community involvement, healthy living, youth and education, and sports partnerships.