Wily and You

Wily and You

The Wily Network is designed to support students who are seeking a safety net as they work their way through college to graduation. The goal is to help each student succeed academically, maintain overall wellness, develop financial stability, and connect to their campus community. Wily’s coaches support Scholars every step of the way and assist them in moving toward the post-graduation path of their choosing. Scholars are encouraged to cultivate a community they can carry with them throughout their lives.

The Wily Network supports students as they…

  • Transition to college

  • Navigate all stages of college life through graduation

  • Develop and work towards their career goals

  • Identify and secure year-round housing

  • Address physical health, personal wellness, and food security issues during college

  • Build their community

Join the Wily Pack
  • Are you attending a four-year residential college in Greater Boston?

  • Are you navigating college on your own without a safety net?

For example: Have you experienced homelessness or foster care? Are your parents deceased? Do you have parents who are challenged by addiction, incarceration, or mental health issues? Have you been denied family support due to your sexual orientation or gender identity? Are you your own support system for another reason not listed here?

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Wily Scholar, click the link below and fill out our confidential form. We will set up a meeting and have a conversation to see if Wily’s program feels like a match for you. You won’t need to share any specific details about your situation unless you choose to.

Apply to be a Wily Scholar

The Wily Network is designed to support students who are seeking a safety net as they work their way through college to graduation. The goal is to help each student succeed academically, maintain overall wellness, develop financial stability, and connect to their campus community. Wily’s coaches support Scholars every step of the way and assist them in moving toward the post-graduation path of their choosing. Scholars are encouraged to cultivate a community they can carry with them throughout their lives.

The Wily Network supports students as they…

  • Transition to college

  • Navigate all stages of college life through graduation

  • Develop and work towards their career goals

  • Identify and secure year-round housing

  • Address physical health, personal wellness, and food security issues during college

  • Build their community

Join the Wily Pack
  • Are you attending a four-year residential college in Greater Boston?

  • Are you navigating college on your own without a safety net?

For example: Have you experienced homelessness or foster care? Are your parents deceased? Do you have parents who are challenged by addiction, incarceration, or mental health issues? Have you been denied family support due to your sexual orientation or gender identity? Are you your own support system for another reason not listed here?

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Wily Scholar, reach out to Judi Alperin King (judi@thewilynetwork.org). In your email, please include which college you attend. We will set up a meeting to talk about who we work with and if we might be able to support you. You won’t need to share any specific details about your situation unless you choose to.

Benefits of Being a Wily Scholar

Weekly on-campus coaching and special events. Let us help you achieve your goals!

Emergency support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re always just a phone call or text away!

Community-building and networking opportunities. Engage with other Wily Scholars and make new connections on campus and beyond.

Supplemental financial assistance and education. From filing your taxes to buying new interview clothes, we have your back.

"Part of being in the Wily Network, for me, has been learning not only how to ask for help but how to build an expansive support network. Every time I have a new goal to meet or obstacle to overcome, I'm already well connected." –Mathieu, Wily alum, MIT '21

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