Every fall, 7th graders at Catholic Memorial are given a unique challenge. They receive $10 from CM, which they then use to donate to any cause of their choice  be it a charity, a loved one, or a perfect stranger. The only requirement is that they find a meaningful way to "Pay It Foward." Then, the students write short essays about how they decided to spend their $10, and why it was meaningful to them.

Hear CM math teacher Mr. Carey, who started this project on Baker Street, explain how he came up with the idea, and how the boys have taken to this assignment over the years.

See below how some of our 7th graders decided to #PayItForward this fall:

Matt O'Sullivan '24

Ryan Redmond '24

Alexander Kryukov '24

Owen Galvin '24

    • Connor Fryberger '24

About Us

Catholic Memorial, the Christian Brothers School of Boston, prepares boys for college, manhood and a world full of unknown challenges, ambiguity and complex problems and the importance of relationships.


235 Baker Street
West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132
Phone: 617-469-8000
Fax: 617-977-5689