For organizations like Mick Brunache’s football and enrichment program in Mattapan for youth ages 7 to 17, the experience is about more than the athletics.

“It’s about the mental health piece, the financial literacy piece, reading, and also these workshops that I provide,” Brunache says, “all to build and bridge the gap between different neighborhoods throughout Boston.”

In order to make things work, Brunache and other after school program directors rely on nonprofits like Boston After School and Beyond, also known as Boston Beyond, an organization that helps provide out-of-school learning opportunities to youth across the city.

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