Learning continues beyond school hours.

Boston Beyond coordinates a citywide network of school and community providers offering fun, safe places for kids to learn after school. The Boston Public Schools is one of our core partners. Together, we’ve expanded high-quality after-school offerings for our city.

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Boston Beyond’s network operates high-quality, free and low-cost after-school programs in every neighborhood. Browse network offerings and discover the right program for your student.


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YMCA of Greater Boston – Wang YMCA

Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Jan Kelly
jkelly@ymcaboston.org
8 Oak St W, Boston, MA, 02116
10/10/2023 - 06/21/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Social Awareness & Relationships, Communication, Teamwork, Self-Regulation, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Program Topics:

Arts, STEM, Literacy, Academic Enrichment, Sports

YMCA of Greater Boston – Washington Beech Community Center

School-based Services Available
Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Tyler Murphy
TMurphy@ymcaboston.org
4560 Washington St, Roslindale, MA, 02131
10/10/2023 - 06/21/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Communication, Teamwork, Self-Regulation, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy, Social Awareness & Relationships

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Program Topics:

Sports, Arts, STEM, Literacy, Academic Enrichment

YMCA of Greater Boston – Whittemore Elementary School

Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Rochelle Alvarado Munoz
rmunoz@ymcaboston.org
30 Parmenter Rd, Waltham, MA, 02453
10/10/2023 - 06/14/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Social Awareness & Relationships, Communication, Teamwork, Self-Regulation

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Program Topics:

Sports, Arts, STEM, Literacy, Academic Enrichment

YMCA of Greater Boston – Winship Elementary School

Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Devin Collins-Ives
DCollins-Ives@ymcaboston.org
54 Dighton St, Brighton, MA, 02135
10/10/2023 - 06/21/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Social Awareness & Relationships, Communication, Teamwork, Self-Regulation, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Program Topics:

Literacy, Academic Enrichment, Sports, Arts, STEM

YMCA of Greater Boston – Winthrop Elementary School

School-based Services Available
Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Tavarshia Batts
tbatts@ymcaboston.org
35 Brookford St, Dorchester, MA, 02125
10/10/2023 - 06/21/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Self-Regulation, Perseverance, Self-Efficacy, Social Awareness & Relationships, Communication, Teamwork

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Program Topics:

Sports, Arts, STEM, Literacy, Academic Enrichment

YMCA of Greater Boston – Young Achievers Math and Science School

School-based Services Available
Program Details

At this program, students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

Tavarshia Batts
tbatts@ymcaboston.org
20 Outlook Rd, Mattapan, MA, 02126
10/10/2023 - 06/21/2024
$$$$$500-$999 per semester

ACT Skills Developed:

Social Awareness & Relationships, Communication, Teamwork, Self-Regulation

Grades Served:

K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Program Topics:

STEM, Literacy, Academic Enrichment, Sports, Arts

Zoo New England – Teen Ambassador

Program Details

At this program, youth will have the chance to learn and practice professionalism and career readiness at the Franklin Park Zoo. We provide a meaningful employment opportunity that exposes youth to careers in zoology, conservation, and education. We orient, train, and supervise youth to carry out their specialized roles in either Animal Care or the Education Department. We also provide continuous professional development throughout the year.

1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA, 02121
10/17/2023 - 05/17/2024
No CostFree (No Cost)

ACT Skills Developed:

Communication, Teamwork, Self-Efficacy, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Social Awareness & Relationships

Grades Served:

9, 10, 11, 12

Program Topics:

College Career Readiness, STEM, Outdoor Exploration, Academic Enrichment

After-school matters.

The after-school hours represent a tremendous opportunity for students to extend on what they learn in school, build critical skills, and develop socially and emotionally.

Students who participate in evidence-based after-school programs show improved school attendance, greater engagement in learning, and improved graduation rates (Huang et. al, 2008).

Students from low-income families who are most at-risk experience the greatest gains (Vandell et al, 2007).

FAQs

If your child is enrolled in a school that located in the city of Boston or attends a METCO program, they are likely eligible for one or more of our network’s programs. Individual program eligibility requirements vary, so you should check the individual websites of programs that match your needs.

All after-school programs in the Boston Beyond network are free or low-cost to students and their families. These high-quality programs are paid for through public funds and grants to ensure open access to children from all economic backgrounds.

Each program operates its own application process. Search the database above and then visit the websites of the programs that interest you to sign up.