Fall Ahead

Using the City as a Classroom

Fall 2020 In-Person Sites

Orange Sites: Program Locations

Blue Sites: Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Green Sites: Boston Public Library Extended Wi-Fi Branches

Join our fall planning calls on Thursdays at 12 pm! Here is the Zoom Link and the Running Agenda (Summer and Fall calls). If you have not received a meeting invitation or email regarding the Thursday calls and would like to be added to the contact list, please email Alex at awarren@bostonbeyond.org.

Visit our Fall Ahead Resources page for resources and opportunities available to our partner network.

Stay tuned to our Events Calendar for upcoming events and professional development opportunities!

Programs we currently work with:


Grades Served: 1-8 ; Program Structure: Remote

Contact: Malyun Ibrahim | 617-959-9829

After school program for student 1st-8th graders, tutoring by Boston college students.


All Dorchester Sports League

Grades Served: 5-8 ; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote & In-Person)

Contact: Imani Deal | ideal@alldorchestersports.org | 617-287-1601

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership is now offering full school day programming for BPS students. This program is designed for students who will be attending school remotely and need a positive, helpful, and safe environment for their students. We will be providing school breakfast and lunch in partnership with BPS. Register on our website www.alldorchestersports.org.

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention

Apprentice Learning

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK)

Asian Community Development Corporation

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)

Bethel Math and Science Scholars

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Boston Debate League

Boston HBCU Alumni Network

Boston HERC

Boston Lions Track Club

Boston Plan for Excellence

Boston Police Activities League

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Scores

Grades Served: K2-5, 9-12 ; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote & In-Person)

Contact: Ive Mendoza | ivelisse@bostonscores.org | 617-472-6737

High School Contact: Ethan Goldman | ethan@bostonscores.org | 617-553-4707

Boston Scores is offering a free after-school soccer program at several fields and parks across Boston. No previous soccer playing experience is necessary. This is a FUN program built around movement, stretching and learning the basic skills of soccer. All students will be provided with a free ball on their first day of practice that they can keep. Students must bring a mask that loops over the ears (NOT around the neck) to practice. Scores staff will have disposable masks on hand for students who forget. All practice activities will be socially distanced. There will be no team scrimmages or games against other schools. The program runs until mid-November. Students may enroll at any time during the fall, as long as open spots remain. Register online at www.bostonscores.org/register

Boston University

Boston Youth Sanctuary

Boston’s Bridge to Excellence

Boys & Girls Club of South Boston

Grades Served: 1-12 ; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote & In-Person)

School-day Learning Centers operate from 8AM-4PM each day (staggered arrivals/dismissals) for grades 1st-6th. Cohorts consist of no more than 13 members, spaced and masked. Members are expected to bring their Chromebooks and headphones (if possible) each day and provide staff with school schedule. Club staff communicate closely with teachers and parents to ensure the best possible support and success throughout the school day. After school programming is also available to preteens and teens (not involved in school day programs).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Boston

Grades Served: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning)

School-day Learning Centers operate from 8AM-4PM each day (staggered arrivals/dismissals) for grades 1st-6th. Cohorts consist of no more than 13 members, spaced and masked. Members are expected to bring their Chromebooks and headphones (if possible) each day and provide staff with school schedule. Club staff communicate closely with teachers and parents to ensure the best possible support and success throughout the school day. After school programming is also available to preteens and teens (not involved in school day programs).

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bryce’s Journey

Camp Harbor View

Casa Myrna

Catholic Charities Teen Center

Children’s Services of Roxbury

Citizen Schools


City Year

Community Boat Building

Community Music Center of Boston

Community Rowing, Inc.

Novice: Grades Served: 9; 10; 11; 12; Program Structure: In-Person Learning

Contacts: Janice Hagerman: janice.hagerman@communityrowing.org | Eddy Mog: eddy.mog@communityrowing.org

U17: Grades Served: 11; 12; Program Structure: In-Person Learning

Contacts: Libby Lichter: liblicht@gmail.com | Eddy Mog: eddy.mog@communityrowing.org

U19: Grades Served: 11; 12; Program Structure: In-Person Learning

Contacts: Janice Hagerman: janice.hagerman@communityrowing.org | Eddy Mog: eddy.mog@communityrowing.org

Community Rowing invites students from BPS to join our afterschool rowing team. Our team is open to all new & unexperienced students (8th-12th grade) who want to learn about the fundamentals of the sport and become strong athletes. Our program runs on weekday and weekend afternoons with access to indoor rowing, single-rower & team rowing boats, and indoor rowing tanks through our collegiate partners. With our unique, modern boathouse in Brighton, our program can offer students a personally focused and empowering athletic experience free of cost to all public school students. This winter, the program will have 2 days of in-person practice pods to use indoor equipment for important skills & strength training. All participants are invited to connect with student tutors from Harvard and Boston University. Coaches are preparing plans to assist families and communities during the tranisition to hybrid learning. Registration to November programming will open in the last week of October for all new studetns & families.

Courageous Sailing



Dance with Books

Grades Served: K1-2 ; Program Structure: Remote

Contact: Sharon Shakur | dancewithbooksboston@gmail.com

Dance with Books® is a Dance Education program for students in Grades K thru 2nd grade. Dance books are used as a springboard for students to create and explore movements, learn dances from different countries, and practice movement skills: balance, coordination, and control. Dancing is great exercise and a way to stay fit. Our bodies are designed to move! Dancing reduces stress and anxiety during these turbulent times. Dancing is fun! Many libraries have limited access, so it is wonderful that Ms. Shakur, MA reads dance books to students and asks them to respond through movements, being creative, and open-ended questions. Activities also include a coloring page and an opportunity for students to receive feedback on their dancing. Weekly video episodes of Dance with Books are emailed to enrolled students/parents by Ms. Shakur. Press the links in the emails and presto, you are watching an episode. Also, in the email to students/parents, Ms. Shakur includes a link to activities related to the lessons. Dance with Books lessons were written by Sharon Shakur, MA, an expert in the field of Dance Education. Dance with Books lessons promote performing arts literacy: speaking, listening, and reading about Dance. The dance lessons also promote social and emotional skills such as team building and perseverance. Ms. Shakur encourages Parents to let their children participate in Dance with Books lessons at least one time per week during afterschool hours. Visit the website at www.dancewithbooksboston.blogspot.com. Dance, Create. Have Fun! Include Dance with Books as part of your child’s Dance Education at home.

Dorchester Youth Collaborative

DotHouse Health

East Boston Social Centers

Elevate Youth

Excellence for All

Freedom House

Friends of the Rafael Hernández

Fun Time Academy

Generation Teach, Inc.

Girls’ LEAP

Greatest MINDS

Grades Served: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning)

Contact: George (Chip) Greenidge, Jr. | 857.312.6340 | george.greenidge@gmail.com

Greatest MINDS is an organization that works with college students and young professionals to become the next generation of civic leaders through mentoring, volunteering, and participating. Our vision for the 21st century where skilled, educated Black professionals will take leadership in their communities and careers by supporting students on their road to college and beyond Our Start Studying Initiative provides mentors to a group of high school and middle school students allowing them to learn new technology skills while embracing working and studying together in teams to do homework and classwork assignments. We also provide college students and young professionals crucial role models especially for African American boys and young men. Through our “Start Studying”online and in-person sessions, students will participate in e-mentoring and e-tutoring from highly accomplished African American professionals from their neighborhood. More information on our website www.gminds.org. 2:00 pm will be the start time and 6:00 pm will be the end time. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tutoring, Studying Group Work Homework Assistance 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Break and Snack 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Student Development – College, Career and Community Sessions with Volunteers and Mentors and Young Black Career Professionals from Roxbury and Dorchester

Grove Hall Alliance

Hale Reservation

Harlem Lacrosse

Health Resources in Action

HERO Kids Sports

Grades Served: K; K0; K1; K2; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6 ; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning)

Contact: Reid Noble, “Coach Reid” | CoachReid@HEROKidSports.com | 617-520-4882

HERO Kids Sports provides an innovative specialized before, during and after school sports programming for students ages 2-12 years old. We teach the fundamentals and skills of 11 different sports and the values of teamwork. Our unique multi-sport program encourages and inspires children to feel confident in learning a variety of sports from a young age, one step at a time, in a fun and safe environment. Through sport, students will learn and build their fine and gross motor skills, biometric exercises, spacial awareness, and importance of nutrition. A central focus in our program is teaching our students how to work and play as a TEAM including values such as sharing, supporting, listening and encouraging one another. HERO prioritizes a culturally inclusive, social, emotional rich environment for all youth by preparing them with skills needed to model social and emotional intelligence. We celebrate our HEROES achievements with a special HERO AWARDS CEREMONY for our students to show off their success and all of the fun we have had together as a TEAM! HERO maintains an open dialogue with our families and schools, always welcoming feedback from parents, students and school faculty. It is a core value of ours to teach our kiddos listening skills and communication and we lead by example by maintaining an open line of communication ourselves.

HMS MEDscience

Hoop Hop

Horizons Greater Boston

Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Kenny Cats

Latino STEM Alliance

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts


Massachusetts General Hospital


Mass Audubon

Maverick Landing Community Services, Inc.

National Park Service

Neighborhood Network Center Inc.

New England Aquarium

Northeastern University

One Bead Project

Paraclete Center

Parkour Generations Boston

Phillips Brooks House Association

Piers Park Sailing Center

Grades Served: 4-10 ; Program Structure: In-Person


Rehearsal for Life

Roxbury Youth Program

S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Scholar Athletes

Shooting Touch

Grades Served: 3-12 ; Program Structure: Remote

Contact: Brittany Gaetano | brittany@shootingtouch.com

Shooting Touch welcomes all girls in grades 3-12 to join our FREE virtual basketball program. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4PM, virtual fitness and basketball skill sessions will take place. All participants also gain access to our monthly Female Empowerment Speaker Series. Sign up at the following link: https://www.shootingtouch.com/stu-application and reach out to Brittany@shootingtouch.com with any questions!

Sociedad Latina

South Boston Neighborhood House

Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center


St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

Strong Women, Strong Girls

Grades Served: 3-5 ; Program Structure: Remote

Contact: bostonprogram@swsg.org | 617-314-4297

Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) is a self-esteem and leadership development program for girls. Teams of undergraduate women serve as mentors to groups of girls in grades 3-5. Participants learn about strong female role models, build skills, and form relationships with one another over 60 minute Zoom sessions. This free program provides a curriculum based on the 6Cs of Youth Development: Connection, Caring, Contribution, Character, Competence, and Confidence. Each week, the group will connect as a community, play fun games to supplement their learning, and practice skills through an interactive and engaging activity. Online registration form: formstack.io/D88D4

Strong Women in Action (SWIA)

Team New England Basketball Club


The 3 Point Foundation

Grades Served: 5-8 ; Program Structure: Remote

Contact: Erica Rivers | erica.rivers@3pointfoundation.org | 617-302-9880

Our fall curriculum will be delivered in 2 hours of virtual learning. This will include Project-Based Learning (PBL), which will require the students to further develop their math and writing skills as well as, foster critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. Our curriculum and ensuing technology projects will highlight students? cultures and result in videos or podcasts in which they share their cultural stories highlighting what they want teachers and public safety people to know and understand about them, their families, and the community. This will support efforts for enhanced police-youth relationships, safer communities, and the BPS guidelines for cultural competencies. Embedded in the sessions will be activities to develop social-emotional learning that cover self-awareness, self-control, dealing with conflict, social relationships, and good decision-making. Our curriculum will feature guest speakers and videos to enhance learning and promote engagement. Above all your child will feel welcome and connected while developing skills and having fun! Our family outreach worker will send families/caregivers the weekly agenda and updates along with announcements of family events.

The Calculus Project

The PIM Project

The Possible Project

The Steppingstone Foundation

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Transformative Culture Project

Trinity Boston Foundation

UMass Boston

United South End Settlements

Grades Served: K2; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; Program Structure: In-Person Learning

Contact: Karen Liberatore, kliberatore@uses.org

USES’s Learning Pods will run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday. We partner closely with our community schools to ensure our programming is aligned with their unique schedules and curriculums. In addition to sustaining cleaning and social distancing procedures to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff, we provide a wholesome breakfast, lunch and snack each day. Group leaders focus largely on providing individualized tutoring and homework assistance as students get acclimated to online learning, while also facilitating physical and STEAM-based enrichments throughout the day. USES has also connected with several existing community partners, including the Franklin Park Zoo, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, and Institute of Contemporary Art, who have agreed to host small groups of students for educational workshops.

UnKnown Hype Dance Studio (Open Enrollment Now!)

Wentworth Institute of Technology

West End House

World Ocean School

WriteBoston Teens in Print

YMCA of Greater Boston

Grades Served: K2; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning

Contact (Dorchester): Annetty Feliz | 776 Washington St. Dorchester, MA. 02124 | 617-436-7750 ext 1812 | afeliz@ymcaboston.org

Contact (Roxbury & Madison Park): Danielle McFarlane | 285 Martin Luther King Blvd. Roxbury, MA 02119 | 617-427-5300 x2111 | dmcfarlane@ymcaboston.org

Contact (Thomas M. Menino): Amber Carroll | YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON Parkway Community YMCA Department of Child Development 1972 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA 02132 | (D) 857-547-1346 | acarroll@ymcaboston.org

Contact (Huntington & Wang): Lisa Ayala | 617-436-7750 ext 1803 | Layala@ymcaboston.org

Contact (Washington Beech & West Roxbury): Jonathan Lavely | YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON Parkway 1980 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA 02132 | jlavely@ymcaboston.org

Contact (Charlesview & Ashley St. & O’Donnell): Mariled Arango | 215 Bremen St., East Boston, MA 02128 | 617-418-8323 | marango@ymcaboston.org

The YMCA of Greater Boston Community Learning Centers provide opportunities for virtual learning, social emotional learning, enrichment activities, food/nourishment, exercise/movement and fun. Our Community Learning Centers support students from 8:00am-5:00pm. Our qualified and dedicated staff provide support with remote learning, while infusing physical activity, enrichment and nutritious meals/snacks throughout the day.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Zoo New England

Grades Served: 3-6 ; Program Structure: In-Person

Contact: Dan Holbrook | Dholbrook@zoonewengland.org | 617-989-2006

Welcome to ZooHub! Students will be welcomed to Franklin Park Zoo to attend their remote classes alongside two dedicated education facilitators. Inside our Meeting Barn classroom, students will complete online coursework and have direct support from our facilitators when needed. Outside of regularly scheduled class-time, students will have access to Franklin Park Zoo’s natural play areas and structures for recess time. They will also witness live animal encounters facilitated by zoo education staff. Each animal encounter will be held for 15-30 minutes and students will have the opportunity to get up close and ask their questions! Also featured will be guided zoo walks, conservation-minded games and activities, and much more.