WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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162 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 suppose you've come to a point where you're reasonably secure in your family life, career goals, and position in the community but you want to do something more; something that will satisfy your soul. A hobby would be nice, or travel. Maybe learning how to race a sailboat, explore Venice, or play the classical guitar is the way to go. But by nature you might be someone who's really searching for greater meaning in your life, and now is hardly the time to stop. Giving back may sound intriguing to you, though you can't explain exactly why. Something in Your Nature Might it be because there's something in your nature that wants to cross boundaries, even test comfort levels? Something that gets you involved in a commitment that's short on frills and flourishes, yet long in terms of something profound, even transformative? Isn't that an impulse we all shared when we were younger, but somehow forgot as the years rolled by? Could it be time to reclaim it? Which is where the Partakers come in, if only because the mission of this unique group is so singular and important. Working out of a small, nondescript office in Auburndale, the group pairs mentors from Wellesley and Weston (and many other communities throughout Greater Boston) with individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts prisons who are attending the Boston University Prison Education Program. Through this program, Boston University Arthur Bembury, Executive Director of Partakers volunteering community service helping out doing our part contributions neighbor to neighbor philanthropy Partakers When mentoring a college student becomes a transformative experience P E T E R G O L D E N writer good works P E T E R G O L D E N

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