Since it was enacted in 2016, the Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program has empowered low-income families to choose the best educational option for their children. BOOST has made Maryland a pioneer in narrowing the achievement gap for low-income students and has proven to help those students thrive in school. 

This fall, our coalition sat down with several BOOST parents and students to hear their stories about how the program has empowered them and changed their lives.

We are excited to share their stories with you!

About the filmmaker:

Patrick McNamara is the photographer and filmmaker behind Drawn to the Image. A Maryland Catholic school alum, Patrick understands the integral role our Catholic schools play in the state’s educational landscape.  He makes his home in Annapolis with his wife and children. To find out more or inquire about your media project, visit