The resources and opportunities below are meant to inform our partner programs of relevant information for fall programming. Check our School Year page regularly for the most recent updates about where programs are running this fall, COVID-19 regulations, and news coverage about our efforts!

Teens in Print launched Writing through the Distance, a new website designed to highlight the voices of Greater Boston youth during COVID-19, and connect community leaders with authentic student perspectives. TiP has always existed to amplify youth voices, and they believe that is more important than ever during a time when we’re all seeking to connect in new ways, and when writing is a powerful tool for processing experiences.  TiP would love for youth to submit writing of their own. They are accepting submissions of any kind of writing — journalism, academic, personal, or creative — as well as multimedia content including photo essays and TikToks. Students can submit on a rolling basis using this online form: bit.ly/hubsubmissions. Writing will be published on the website and promoted via social media.

BPSTechnology has a Virtual Learning Webpage to help partners, parents, and the rest of the BPS community navigate various online learning platforms. They have a series of recorded webinars on their virtual learning playlist, as well as a page comparing popular virtual learning tools.

Playworks has a virtual learning tool available to help programs tap into the joy of play for kids and get them reengaged during the day! Programs that gain access to the tool will receive a weekly email with a game of the week for students. Check out their Keep Playing web page for more information. Please direct any further questions to Dawn at dawn.lavallee@playworks.org

Neighborhood Villages has partnered with Notre Dame Americorps to bring Americorps volunteers to East Boston and Chelsea starting October 15th. These volunteers are available to help with staffing for virtual learning pods and child care settings. Their efforts in out of school time programming will be funded by the Boston Child Learning Fund. If your program is interested in hosting Americorps volunteers this year, please contact dcole@neighborhoodvillages.org. Neighborhood Villages may also be working on bringing mobile resources to programs such as food and screenings. Please let dcole@neighborhoodvillages.org know if your program has interest in this endeavor.

Citizen Schools has converted projects into virtual apprenticeship curriculum, and it is now available for out of school time partners to include in their programming. They are able to partner with out of school time programs by providing sets of virtual curriculum, which include 10 separate lessons. If you are interested in partnering, please contact Anna Yu at annayu@citizenschools.org.