Lacrosse is often seen locally as a sport exclusive to elite private schools and suburban enclaves, with most young people in the neighborhood found on the football field at Franklin Field or Almont Park, or basketball and tennis courts at Norfolk Park.

But increasingly, twin brothers Jayden and Jeffrey Joseph are among the boys and girls at the Mildred Avenue School who have found a new sport to excel in that also has become a platform to keep kids learning through the summer – what is known at Boston Public Schools (BPS) now as the “Fifth Quarter of Learning.”