Our Mission

The Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee (MCC) is an all-volunteer organization that supports the METCO Program at the Lincoln Public Schools. We plan and fund a variety of extra-curricular interactions between Boston and Lincoln students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Through our partnership with the Lincoln Extended-day Activities Program (LEAP), we offer chaperoned events and field trips including historical tours of Boston, science activities, snow tubing and bowling, to name a few. Additionally, we charter buses so that Boston and Lincoln children can “Stay and Play” after school in each other’s neighborhoods.  

The quality and vibrancy of our school community would be much diminished without the 91 children from Boston. Young people of different backgrounds have an opportunity to talk about differences, solve problems together, and develop lasting friendships. These experiences enrich them personally and also help prepare them for our increasingly diverse nation and workplace. 

We welcome ideas for strengthening our students’ relationships beyond the school walls. Please contact us with your suggestions or to learn more about the MCC’s work.

To support our mission with a financial contribution, please click here.

The Starfish 

Adapted from ‘The Star Thrower’ by Loren Eiseley
A man was walking along the beach one day, when he saw a woman in the distance tossing something into the sea.  Curious, he continued walking towards her until he could see that she was throwing starfish into the water, one at a time.
As he got closer he asked her, “Lady, what are you doing?”
“I’m saving the starfish,” she replied as she continued to throw them into the sea. The man saw thousands of starfish stranded on the beach. “You can’t possibly be making a difference to these starfish,” he told her.
She threw in another one and said, “It will make a difference to that one.”