Boston Beyond began as a local solution to a local problem: closing the enrichment gap for Boston children. But we know that the challenges we’re addressing aren’t unique to our city, and we believe that the strategies we’ve deployed successfully in Boston have the potential to improve outcomes for kids nationwide.
Even as our focus remains local, we’re eager to share what we’ve learned and help other cities design their own out-of-school-time agenda.
First Stop: Online
This website is a great place to start. Learn more about our mission and impact, and visit the “How We Work” tab to get an overview of the five levers that drive our work:
Ready to dig deeper?
We are too! Here are some resources we recommend:
- Insight Center (for out-of-school-time providers): The Boston Beyond Insight Center is packed with best practices from our network. Here, you’ll find everything you want to know about planning and delivering high-quality summer and after-school programs.
- Big-Picture Reports (for city leaders & intermediaries): Check out our newest reports to understand how we’ve constructed our citywide network and to learn more about the strategies and questions we’re pursuing.
- Lessons from Friends (for everyone): Boston Beyond is part of a growing national movement in after-school and summer learning. Two organizations are doing a great job capturing emerging lessons from Boston and other cities at the leading edge of our field: