New Report: Summer For All

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Boston summer learning, this new Boston Beyond report shares the top lessons learned from the past 10 years. Learning from the growing number of students and partners engaged each year,…

Hands-On Learning at Thompson Island

For the past nine summers, Boston middle schoolers have been learning on a 204-acre island classroom through Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center’s Connections program. From ropes courses to salt water marshes, students who visit the…

Sociedad Latina Encourages Youth Expression

Michael Berthaud, a rising sophomore and computer science major at Wentworth Institute of Technology, was not excited when he first learned he would be participating in Sociedad Latina’s summer program.  At age 12, he was looking…

Aiming High at Harlem Lacrosse

Quan is a rising 7th grader at the Mildred Avenue K – 8 School who started the Harlem Lacrosse program last summer. Since entering the program, Quan has grown as both a student and an athlete. “He…

Exploring Professional Options through Apprentice Learning

Nevaeh has an impressive resume, participating in experiences at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Vertex Pharmaceutical, Trinity Financial, and the State House. At 14 years old, she understands the realities of employment in a wide variety…

Celebrating 10 Years of Summer Learning at the Burke

Closing opportunity and achievement gaps for high schoolers may sound like a lofty goal, but for the five-week Summer Learning Academy at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the unique combination of academic support, mentoring, enrichment,…

SEL Builds Adult Confidence to Serve Youth

“It seemed like a wild idea,” says Shaunda Lewis, Program Director of Social and Emotional Learning, of beginning the SEL Circle– a series of workshops on social and emotional learning topics for all programs in the…

Social and Emotional Learning: Boston Putting in the Work

On Tuesday, January 22nd school leaders and educators from Boston Public Schools joined their youth program partners for the mid-year convening of the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI), an initiative fueled by the Wallace Foundation to help schools and…