School Year 2021-22

Using the City as a Classroom

School Year 2021-2022 Sites

Orange Sites: In-Person Programs

Blue Sites: Hybrid (In-Person and Remote Learning) Programs

Welcome to Boston After School & Beyond’s School Year 2021-2022 page, where you can find high-quality out-of-school time programs. This list is organized from lowest to highest grade level, with the full grade range served noted in the title and description. Click on a program to see details, the program structure (remote, in-person, or hybrid), and how to enroll.

Boston Lions Track Club – Boston Lions Track Club & Mentoring

Grades Served: K0-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 8/23/21-5/1/22

Location: 1447 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Contact: Email or call Tomorrow Peeples at bostonlionstrackclub@gmail.com or 617-922-5910 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Boston Lions Track Club specializes in strength and conditioning training in creating all-scholastic athletes on and off the field. Students will learn how to address various adversity through the sport of track and field and intense mentoring. Students will also have a chance to play leadership roles amongst their peers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – Marr Clubhouse

Grades Served: K0-12, Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21 – 6/30/22

Location: 1135 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02125

Contact: Visit their website for more information.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will participate in hands on, fun and engaging programming. They will develop meaningful and supportive relationships with trusting and caring individuals. Children of all abilities can take part in our programs. Success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Green City Growers – Kenny Before School Young Farmers Garden Program

Grades Served: K0-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/23/21-12/9/21

Location: 19 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: This will be done through our school partner, the Kenny.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will participate in hands-on gardening in every session and make a positive difference to their school community through their work maintaining a healthy, vibrant, productive garden. They will learn that they can grow their own healthy fresh vegetables as they learn the fundamentals of gardening, including planting and seed starting, organic fertilization, pest and disease identification, and harvesting.

Little Voices Early Care – Little Voices Before/After School at The Channing

Grades Served: K0-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/13/21-6/24/22

Location: 35 Sunnyside St., Hyde Park, MA, 02136

Contact: This program is only for students that attend the Channing Elementary School. Students of the Channing can reach out to their school contact to learn more.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will learn how to socialize and communicate with each other. We encourage our students to speak to one another with respect at all times. We also teach children how to work through problems together. Students will have a safe environment to be an individual and share their talents with the group. Every student deserves to be accepted and at Little Voices we strive to be sure that everyone is included, respected and loved.

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) will take place at the following locations:

  • Frederick (Grades K1-K2; 4-8) – 270 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA, 02121
  • Gardner (Grades 7-8) – 30 Athol St., Allston, MA, 02134
  • Kenny (Grades 5-8) – 19 Oakton Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/10/21-6/17/22

Contact: Email sammy@arckboston.org for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students participating in Mindful Arts will use art a vehicle for self-expression, community engagement, and mindfulness. Curriculum for Mindful Arts is based on developing skills in three areas: Integrated Creative Mindset; Social, Emotional, and Relational Awareness; and Social Justice & Equity. Mindful Arts enhances students confidence, patience, and artistic skill.

Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. – Pickney Time Story Time

Grades Served: K1; 3-6; 8; Program Model: Remote Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/1/21-12/8/21

Contact: Visit their website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy

Pickney Time, Story Time will be exploring Caribbean folklore and diverse Caribbean culture using engaging activities. Each program will feature songs, rhymes, ring games, stories, arts & craft, dance and music. This virtual program will give children an opportunity to express and dive deeply into Caribbean Culture. We will explore significant holidays and celebrations in the Americas. Designed during the COVID-19 pandemic, children, caregivers, parents, librarians, authors, musicians, and leaders within the dis-ABILITY community have experienced the power of literacy through language, signing, music and movement, folklore, storytelling and the arts.

Boston’s Higher Ground – Surround Care Coalition After School Program

Grades Served: K1-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 11/1/21-6/24/22

Location: 302 Walnut Avenue, Roxbury, MA, 02119

Contact: Email ost@higherground-boston.org for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Boston’s Higher Ground is running an after school program throughout the 2021-2022 School Year for 75 students in kindergarten through grade six. This program is a direct outgrowth of our collective impact work with four local schools and fourteen nonprofit partner organizations that comprise the Resilient Families Surround Care School Community Coalition (Surround Care Coalition). The SCC After School Program will prioritize students at the Higginson K-2, Higginson-Lewis, David Ellis, and William Monroe Trotter schools that collectively serve 1,200 students. We also prioritize students whose families are homeless or were homeless and recently housed through the Family-Led Stability Pilot (FLSP), a partnership of BPS, Boston Housing Authority, Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), and Higher Ground, Project Hope, DSNI and New Lease for Homeless Families. The program will operate from Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Students will be recruited from our target schools with priority for students who are or were homeless and participate in our Family-Led Stability Pilot (FLSP). The program will consist of 50% guided ELA/Math education and 50% strategic activities aimed at overall physical and mental health and wellbeing that compliments the expeditionary learning curriculum. The ELA/Math portion of the program will focus on tutorial assistance with students to help them with homework assignments and to fill learning gaps.

Community Music Center of Boston – Kenny After School Chorus

Grades Served: K1-1; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 19 Oakton Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: Parents can go to their website to look at program offerings and to register.

Skill Development: Perseverance; Creativity; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

Students will engage in culturally-inclusive and learner-centered music instruction. They will have the chance to begin to discover their unique voice and become part of a chorus community.

Dance with Books – Trotter

Grades Served: K1-2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 6/10/22

Location: 135 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02121

Contact: Parents who attend Back to School and Open House events receive information about Dance with Books. Also, flyers are posted with the contact information. Schools can contact Sharon Shakur, MA, Dance Educator for information about “Dance with Books”. Her email is dancewithbooksboston@gmail.com (Please, remember to include “boston” as indicated in the email address.)

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Teamwork

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. “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. Dance with Books students will expand their performing arts literacy in Dance (speaking, listening, reading, and creating). Students will refine their movement skills: balance, coordination, and control. Students will create dances and commit to their movement choices.

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts – Level Ground Athletics Program

Grades Served: K1-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/6/21 – 6/30/22

Location: 527 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125

Contact: Contact Jacobo Apito, Program Manager for Athletics: jacobo@levelgroundmma.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Level Ground leverages training in Martial Arts and Yoga to create a positive relationship with youth in an engaging and fun fashion. Our professional instructors use the sport to espouse the following values: Discipline, Respect, Humility, Tenacity and Self-Control. Through the guidance of caring instructors, students learn that training is more than physical; that discipline, persistence, and mindfulness are key to refine physical techniques. These mental and emotional lessons are transferable to our students’ growth off of the mat. This school year, Level Ground will offer 19 athletic classes Monday – Friday, as well as Sunday, at our Dorchester-based Training Center. Classes include Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga. Additionally we will relaunch our girls-only program, Fierce Females, which averaged 20 girls and young women per class before we were forced to close due to the pandemic. Finally, we will scale our children?s program from one to three sessions per week. Athletics takes place from 5 – 9 pm, thereby providing youth with fun, structured, healthy, and productive activities during peak hours of violence in the city.

Little Voices Early Care – Little Voices at the Community Center

Grades Served: K1; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/13/21 – 6/24/22

Location: 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136

Contact: This program is only for students that attend the Channing Elementary School and they know how to get in touch with us.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn to be an individual and share their talents with the group. Every student deserves to be accepted and at Little Voices we strive to be sure that everyone is included, respected and loved. Also able to get licensed to serve K0-K1, which is earlier than many other programs. We also serve special needs students.

United South End Settlements – club48 School Age Program

Grades Served: K1-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/6/21 – 6/24/22

Location: 48 Rutland St., Boston, MA, 02118

Contact: Please reach out to Kaiti Coffin at kcoffin@uses.org

Skill Development: Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Teamwork

Our after school focuses on providing school age child STEAM enrichments on a daily bases. We aim to build their social and emotional skills while working though problems and finding creative solutions. We focus on the soft skills needed to be successful in STEAM bases careers, such as leadership skills, perseverance, teamwork and problem solving.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – Red Oak Afterschool and Summer program

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/8/21 – 6/30/22

Location: 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA, 02111

Contact: Please contact Kathy Choi at 617-635-5129 the enrollment specialist. Kathy.choi@bcnc.net or Kellyann Leong the Red Oak Educational Coordinator.

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

At this program students get support for homework, work with an art specialist to create art and music and engage in games indoors and outside. We place an emphasis on building a community and supporting cultural pride and tolerance for difference. We are a balanced program that provides homework support, a snack and arts enrichment and active play.

Boston Scores – Ellison-Parks Junior Scores Program

Grades Served: K2-2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/10/22

Location: 108 Babson St, Mattapan, MA, 02126

Contact: To register for their program, first check the Boston Scores website to find out if there is an active program at your child’s school. You can find the list of Scores partner schools here. If there is a program at your school, you may register your child at this link.

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

Junior Scores equips students in K-2 with skills that will help them succeed on and off the field. This innovative curriculum aims to foster students’ social and emotional skills through the game of soccer and an early literacy program called Playing with Words. Students receive an introduction to being a member of a team and learn very basic soccer skills. Lessons include exercises around ball control, dribbling, and passing. After their practice, students transition to the classroom to dive into a world of children’s books. Enrichment activities center around four core social-emotional skills: self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and decision-making.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – Denney Youth Center

Grades Served: K2-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21 – 6/22/22

Location: 270 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA, 02125

Contact: Currently the program is full, but if you have any questions you can contact: Tara Lewis: 617-822-3701, TLewis@bgcdorchester.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will learn character and leadership. This program helps youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate in the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

East Boston Social Centers – East Boston Social Centers Out of School Program

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21-6/22/22

Location: 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA, 02128

Contact: Contact Kelly Silfies at saccenrollment@ebsoc.org or(617) 569-3221 ext. 109 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program provides high-quality and affordable after school care to a group of approximately 150 children, ages 5 to 14. At this program, students will have the chance to experience: A multicultural curriculum; Environmental awareness; Wellness and social-emotional programming; Access to computers; Field trips; Organized sports; Performing arts; Special projects; Arts and crafts; Storytelling, and much more! We not only address and support what students have learned during the school year to mitigate any potential learning loss–especially during the pandemic–but we also focus on their social/emotional well-being: The pandemic has interrupted normal in-person social/emotional interaction many youth rely on during a traditional school year. By providing this program, participants will be able to both learn and interact with their peers and instructors as they would pre-COVID while safely social distancing, thereby eliminating isolation and furthering social, emotional/mental well-being.

Horizons – After School

Grades Served: K2-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 5/25/22

Location: 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, MA 02026

Contact: Only current Horizons students are eligible for academic year programming. They can email our Program Coordinator, Liam McCarthy (lmccarthy@dcds.net) if they’re interested in joining our programming.

Skill Development: Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork

Students will grade appropriate ELA and math skills via our virtual small group tutoring program. In addition, Our virtual weekly art class will engage students in creative projects and self expression. Finally, our in-person study hall and basketball program will offer students a chance to gather with their summer peers, receive homework support from volunteers, and participate in a volunteer led basketball camp.

Horizons – After School – Mattahunt

Grades Served: K2-5; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 12/10/21

Location: 100 Hebron St., Boston, MA, 02126

Contact: Families from the Mattahunt please contact Meredith Laban at mlaban@horizonsgreaterboston.org

Skill Development: Creativity; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

During Horizons after school students will focus on art, STEM, dance, reading and math skills. They will have an opportunity to work in small groups to focus teamwork, creativity and learn new skills. They will receive academic support in reading and math in small groups.

iCook – Kenny School

Grades Served: K2-4; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/24/21 – 12/17/21

Location: 19 Oakton Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: Please email info@iCookAfterSchool.com

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

This fall, our little chefs will learn all about the art of dessert! We will focus on baking, mixing, measuring, and creating recipes that satisfy our sweet tooth in a healthy and nutritious fashion. From Key Lime Pie, to Baked Apples, to Gingerbread Cookies, to Mini-Pumpkin Pies, and beyond, this fall is full of delicious recipes. With a curriculum and recipes that are entirely hands-on, this is a great opportunity to gain a strong foundation and confidence in the kitchen.

Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA) – Plus+ After School and Weekend

Grades Served: K2-6; 9-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 1626 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Contact: Register at this link or contact us at info@ifsi.usa.org.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will recieve targeted academic support. After school instructors first focus on supporting students to complete homework on a daily basis. Once homework is complete, students recieve extra assignments based on an evaluation of academic areas of weakness. This evaluation is designed to identify each students area of strength and weakness and allows instructors to take a tailored approach to academic support.

Limitless Athletics – New Program

Grades Served: K2-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/1/21-6/30/22

Contact: Email Limitlessathletics.leon@gmail.com or call 617-304-0235 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Our programs include S.T.E.A.M. programs and education, athletic camps, fitness & wellness training, and nutrition courses. The students will get to enjoy the outdoors while getting one on one reading help, learning critical think skills, social awareness, perseverance, communication skills, self efficacy, creativity, and teamwork. Limitless Athletics will provide today’s youth with the founding blocks for them to expand upon in order to have a successful tomorrow.

South Boston Neighborhood House – School Age Program

Grades Served: K2-4; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/7/21 – 7/1/22

Location: 136 H St, South Boston, MA, 02127

Contact: Eli Mercado at Emercardo@sbnh.org

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

This program aims to prepare youth for academic success through social interaction and creative learning, exploring imagination through educational enrichment, wellness, multi-cultural and recreational activities, building confidence, self esteem and character, focusing on Computers, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).

Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center – School to Sportsmen’s After School

Grades Served: K2-1; 3-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/13/21-6/17/22

Location: 950 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02124

Contact: Email cmines-smart@sportsmenstennis.org, visit the website, or stop by for a tour for more information  www.sportsmenstennis.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Sportsmen’s is a special place. Students often walk in the doors with little knowledge that the place exists and even less knowledge about the sport of tennis. At this program students will strengthen academic achievement through homework assistance, structured academic activities and enrichment activities. Their academic performance will be enhanced by learning to play tennis. Through the sport of tennis, our program will re-enforce the principles of growth mindset. The skills learned will help students continue to strive for improvements even when things become difficult. This helps to strengthen the students self esteem and self worth, all while connect them to a greater community. In this greater community they will find support and friendship, work on social issues that will strengthen their community and have fun at the same time.

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs – B-READY LEARN @ St. Stephen’s

Grades Served: K2-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/10/22

Location: 419 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118

Contact: Visit their website.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Teamwork; Self-Regulation
Program Goals: social and emotional skills, engage in academic and enrichment activities, and build leadership.

Students engage in social and emotional skills, academic and enrichment activities, and build leadership.

Winning Every Student – Mason

Grades Served: K2-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/23/21 – 6/22/22

Location: 150 Norfolk Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119

Contact: Email winningeverystudent@gmail.com; Eric Shelton, Executive Director 857-540-8977

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork

We look to develop peer leadership skills that will also empower them to win in every area of their lives. They are encouraged to go beyond their own expectations and celebrate the greatness within them all. Students will be mentored as well. Student’s education is enhanced through relationships and not just routines.

Winning Every Student – Roger Clap

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21 – 6/22/22

Location: 35 Harvest St., Dorchester, MA, 02125

Contact: Email winningeverystudent@gmail.com; Eric Shelton, Executive Director 857-540-8977

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork

We look to develop peer leadership skills that will also empower them to win in every area of their lives. They are encouraged to go beyond their own expectations and celebrate the greatness within them all. Students will be mentored as well. Student’s education is enhanced through relationships and not just routines.

YMCA of Greater Boston – O’Donnell

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/25/22

Location: 33 Trenton Street, East Boston, MA, 02128

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

At this program, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child with a focus on social emotional learning, mindfulness, and teambuilding. Students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

YMCA of Greater Boston will take place at the following locations:

  • Ashley Street – 54 Ashley Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
  • Charlesview Community Center – 123 Antwerp Street, Allston, MA, 02134
  • Dorchester YMCA – 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124
  • West Roxbury – 1972 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA,
  • Roxbury YMCA – 285 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury, MA, 02119
  • Thomas M. Menino – 1137 River St, Hyde Park, MA, 02136
  • Wang YMCA – 8 Oak St W, Boston, MA, 02116
  • Washington Beech Community Center – 4560 Washington St, Roslindale, MA, 02131
  • Fitzgerald Elementary School – 140 Beal Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
  • Stanley Elementary School – 250 South Street, Waltham, MA, 02453
  • Dual Language School – 510 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453
  • MacArthur Elementary School – 494 Lincoln Street, Waltham, MA, 02451
  • Northeast Elementary School – 70 Putney Lane, Waltham, MA, 02452
  • Kilmer – 35 Baker St., Boston, MA, 02132
  • Haley Pilot School – 570 American Legion Highway, Roslindale, MA, 02131
  • Whittemore Elementary School – 30 Parmenter Road, Waltham, MA, 02453
  • Channing Elementary School – 35 Sunnyside Street, Hyde Park, MA, 02136

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/25/22

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child with a focus on social emotional learning, mindfulness, and teambuilding. Students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

YMCA of Greater Boston will take place at the following locations:

  • Altavesta Elementary School – 990 Main Street, Woburn, MA, 02801
  • Avery Elementary School – 336 High Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
  • Batchelder Elementary School – 175 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864
  • Boston Teachers Union – 25 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA, 02130
  • Burbank YMCA – 36 Arthur B Lord Drive, Reading, MA, 01867
  • Burlington Extended Day Program – 41 Terrace Ave, Burlington, MA, 01801
  • Conservatory Lab Lower School – 133 Hancock Street, Boston, MA, 02125
  • Conservatory Lab Upper School – 395 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02125
  • Gardner Pilot Academy – 30 Athol St, Allston, MA, 01234
  • Greenlodge Elementary School – 191 Greenlodge Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
  • Henry Grew Elementary School – 40 Gordon Ave, Hyde Park, MA, 02136
  • Hernandez School – 61 School Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119
  • Hood Elementary School – 298 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA, 01864
  • JFK Elementary School – 7 Bolster Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
  • King K-8 School – 77 Lawrence Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02121
  • Little Elementary School – 7 Barberry Road, North Reading, MA, 01864
  • Lyndon K-8 School – 20 Mt. Vernon Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
  • Malcolm White Elementary School – 36 Bow Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
  • Manning Elementary School – 130 Louders Lane, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
  • Mattahunt Elementary School – 100 Hebron Street, Mattapan, MA, 02126
  • McKay K-8 School – 122 Cottage Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
  • Memorial School – 125 Winn Street, Burlington, MA, 01801
  • Mendell Elementary School – 164 School Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119
  • Mozart Elementary School – 236 Beech Street, Roslindale, MA, 02132
  • O’Donnell – 33 Trenton Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
  • Oakdale Elementary School – 147 Cedar Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
  • Otis Elementary School – 218 Marion Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
  • Reeves Elementary School – 240 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
  • Riverdale Elementary School – 143 Needham Street, Dedham, MA, 02026
  • Samuel Adams Elementary School – 165 Webster Street, East Boston, MA, 02128
  • Shaw Elementary School – 429 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124
  • Winship Elementary School – 54 Dighton Street, Brighton, MA, 02135
  • Winthrop Elementary School – 35 Brookford Street, Dorchester, MA, 02125
  • Young Achievers Math and Science School – 20 Outlook Road, Mattapan, MA, 02126

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/25/22

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child with a focus on social emotional learning, mindfulness, and teambuilding. Students will have an opportunity to make friends, try new experiences, build on school day learnings, and work with caring, qualified adults.

ACEDONE – Hennigan

Grades Served: 1-8; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-5/13/22

Address: 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

Contact: Email Zeena.Mohamed@acedone.org for more information

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

This is an after-school program for BPS students at the James Hennigan K-8 School, which integrates education, culture, and enrichment to boost academic achievement, leadership, and build social emotional skills. At this program students will have the chance to work with college student mentors to help with their homework as well as lead activities.

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership – After School Tutoring Enrichment

Grades Served: 1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 4/28/22

Location: 1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: They should go on our website to register. They can also reach out to me with any questions at ideal@alldorchestersports.org

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

After-school tutoring and enrichment is a resource that provides kids with the opportunity to get individualized attention for homework help and social/emotional skill building activities. Our program runs Monday – Thursday and is open to elementary and middle school students. At this program, students will have the chance to be supported with their out of school work by local high school and college students in a safe learning environment. They will also engage in various enrichment activities where they will be able to gain new skills.

Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) will take place at the following locations:

  • Frederick (Grades 6-8) – 270 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA, 02121
  • Gardner (Grades 4-6) – 30 Athol St., Allston, MA, 02134
  • Josiah Quincy (Grade 1) – 885 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111
  • Sarah Greenwood (Grades 6-8) – 186 Glenway St, Boston, MA, 02121

Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/17/22

Contact: Email sammy@arckboston.org for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy

Students who participate in the Creators Program will learn to recognize and show measurable competencies in: Integrated Creative Mindset: Students are able to recognize vital connections, evaluate ideas critically, and put forth robust creative outputs through a rigorous process; Students can transition from being recipients of others’ knowledge into generating their own ideas. Social, Emotional, and Relational Awareness: Students will report feeling safe, seen, and heard and develop self-awareness, self-esteem, and confidence to prepare them to engage in their community. Social Justice & Equity: Students will demonstrate their ability to work as part of an equitable community in order to take a stance on real issues and act for change.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston 

Grades Served: 1-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/14/21 – 6/17/22

Location:

  • Franklin Hill – 5 Shandon Rd, Dorchester, MA, 02124
  • Condon K-8 School – 200 D Street, Boston, MA 02127

Contact: Visit their website, or call 617-282-2800 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Our program caters its offering to meet the changing needs of the community. Members will be provided a safe place, a hot meal, and develop meaningful relationships with adult staff. Members will also be exposed to a variety of programming offerings, from Athletics, Education, Music, Dance, and Technology. Homework support is offered daily and employment opportunities and career exploration is a staple of teen programs. Lastly, social emotional learning is a key component of our program. Members will have a choice of activities once their academic responsibilities are complete.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston 

Grades Served: 1-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/14/21 – 6/17/22

Locations:

  • Blue Hill – 15 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02124
  • Charlestown – 15 Green Street, Charlestown, MA, 02129
  • Yawkey – 115 Warren St, Roxbury, MA, 02119

Contact: Visit their website and select Find your Club

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Club members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs, including Art, Education, aquatics, Social Rec among others. We also offer a teen program. Our program is catered to meet the needs of our families and community, allowing members a choice of a wide range of programming to meet their interests.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Orchard Gardens

Grades Served: 1-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/14/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 2 Dearborn St, Roxbury, MA, 02118

Contact: Visit their website, or call 617-282-2800 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Our program caters its offering to meet the changing needs of the community. Members will be provided a safe place, a hot meal, and develop meaningful relationships with adult staff. Members will also be exposed to a variety of programming offerings, from Athletics, Education, Music, Dance, and Technology. Homework support is offered daily and employment opportunities and career exploration is a staple of teen programs. Lastly, social emotional learning is a key component of our program. Members will have a choice of activities once their academic responsibilities are complete.

Boys & Girls Club of South Boston – Edgerley Family Boys & Girls Club

Grades Served: 1-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 1/10/22-6/17/22

Location: 230 W Sixth St, Boston, MA 02127

Contact: Call Caroline Moreno (617-268-4301) for more information. Please note that program is currently closed to new members.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will  build strong relationships with consistent caring adults and peers within a cohort structure. Students will build character and leadership skills (SEL), academic enrichment, health and wellness

Chess Wizards – New Program

Grades Served: 1-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/21/21-12/17/21

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Teamwork

Participating students will learn to become life-long chess players, think through problems and solve problems logically, to respect others, to learn from their defeats and to win with grace. Students will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone first through fifth grade. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends – Chess Wizards is the place for you!

HERO Kids Sports LLC  – Kenny (1-3)

Grades Served: 1-3; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/1/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 19 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Contact: Parents and Guardians may contact Coach Reid Noble, Managing Director at 617-520-4882 or by email at CoachReid@HEROKidSports.com. Or visit their website.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Sports skills and fundamentals of our 11-sport program as well as teamwork values, building our confidence through sports, listening skills, nutrition and healthy eating habits. Students will learn the values of teamwork, encouraging one another, listening skills and having FUN while in our 11-sport program. They will learn about building confidence through sports, listening skills, nutrition and healthy eating habits. We strive to create an environment where every child feels safe, supported and celebrated for trying their best!

UnKnown Hype Dance Studio – New Program

Grades Served: 1-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/3/22

Location: 723 Morton St., Boston, MA, 02126

Contact: Email Unknownhype617@gmail.com or call 617-544-0121 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset

At this program students will learn how to dance, build self esteem, deal with academic struggles and engage with other youth. They will get the opportunity to express themselves through dance and group discussions.

Young Audiences of Massachusetts – Kenny School

Grades Served: 1-3; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 12/16/21

Location: 19 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122

Contact: Parents should contact the Kenny school directly to sign-up for classes

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will have the chance to participate in small group choreography, develop performance skills including videotaping, music sharing, focus on learning about artists, and/or fun and engaging. Our goals are to provide a creative out let for students to safely express themselves through movement in way that they might not have the opportunity throughout the school day or at home. There is opportunity for SEL development through teamwork exercises, resilience development when building new skills over time, and a feeling of normalcy to be able to do in-person activities that are fun and engaging.

One Bead Project – One Bead Program (OBP) will take place at the following locations:

  • Kenny – 19 Oakton Ave, Boston, MA, 02122
  • Kilmer – 140 Russett Rd, Boston, MA, 02132
  • Russell – 750 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA, 02125
  • Ellis – 302 Walnut Ave, Boston, MA, 02119
  • Higginson-Lewis K-8 – 131 Walnut Ave, Boston, MA, 02119

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/10/21-6/17/22

Contact: Parents/guardians will have the option to enroll in the One Bead Program starting in December (the program will kick-off in January 2022).

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

In this program, students will learn how to speak in public, pitch an idea, practice empathy, make a difference in their community, identify their core values, build a network, and be a leader. Students will have the chance to build confidence through a combination of public speaking and community engagement experiences.

West End House – After school youth development

Grades Served: 2-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 105 Allston Street, Allston, MA, 02134

Contact: TBD

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork

Boston Scores will take place at the following locations:

  • Kenny Elementary School Program – 19 Oakton Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02122
  • Ellis Elementary School Program – 302 Walnut Ave., Boston, MA, 02119
  • Hennigan Elementary School Program – 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
  • O’Donnell Elementary School Program – 33 Trenton St, Boston, MA, 02128
  • Patrick J. Kennedy – 343 Saratoga St, Boston, MA 02128

Grades Served: 3-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/10/22

Contact: To register for a program, first check the Boston Scores website to find out if there is an active program at your child’s school. You can find the list of Scores partner schools here. If there is a program at your school, you may register your child here

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At Boston Scores Elementary Program, students use the playing field (soccer) and the classroom (Power of Poetry [fall] and Writing For The Community [spring]) to develop their physical health as well as their social-emotional skill sets. These are skills that have life-long benefits for their mental and physical well-being, their achievement in the classroom, satisfaction in peer relationships and beyond. Our goal is for students to keep their minds and bodies active during the after school hours, build rewarding relationships with new friends, gain attention from caring Coach-Mentors and teachers, and try new and challenging activities in an environment that encourages experimentation, failure, and perseverance and rewards the effort of all students rather than celebrating the “natural ability” of a few. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of the sport of soccer with the guidance of an encouraging Coach-Mentor, but they get the “Game Day” experience of playing as a team against another school and getting to put on their very own team jersey. Students will also put their team-based SEL skills into practice alongside their friends in other new and challenging settings, such as the team Poetry Slam that concludes our fall season Power of Poetry program or the community service project that caps our spring Writing for the Community program.

Courageous Sailing will take place at the following locations:

  • Russell  Elementary (Grades 3-5) – 950 Columbia Rd. / 1135 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA, 02125; Start/End Dates: 9/28/21-6/16/22
  • STEMSail – Warren Prescott (Grades 6-8) – 150 3rd Ave., Boston, MA, 02129; Start/End Dates: 9/30/21-12/16/21

Program Model: In-Person

Contact: We work directly with schools with whom Courageous Sailing has a partnership to bring our programming to students. If you’re interested in discussing partnership opportunities, email ypfrontdesk@courageoussailing.org or jen@courageoussailing.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn about STEM concepts related to sailing, the marine environment, and the world around them. Each week for the entire school year, students will participate in lessons blending science, sailing, and social-emotional learning. The class will be tailored to meet student interests; the curriculum-which is centered around boats, Boston Harbor, and the ocean environment-may include weather, marine biology, ocean literacy, global environmental issues, and STEM careers, in addition to the focus on physics and engineering. 3rd graders will focus on marine biology and environmental education, while the 4th and 5th grade curriculum will center around engineering and physics. 6th-8th graders will learn to think like engineers as they design and test model boat hulls, land boats, kites, wind turbines, and more. All students will also have opportunities to learn how to sail in October and late May / June in stable, 19-foot keelboats, along with two peers and an instructor.

Edison K-8 School – The Young Queens and Kings Scholar Program

Grades Served: 3-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/27/21-6/16/22

Location: 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, MA, 02135

Contact:  Email Ksemper@bostonpublicschools.org or visit website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Growth Mindset

The mission of the Young Queens and Kings Scholar Program is to guide our students on skills to understand themselves and strengthen their self worth. We work to narrow the academic achievement gap by using various strategies to increase students’ sense of peace, self worth and support their social emotional development. In addition, our curriculum focus will continue to be identity, increasing academics and social values, and showing the students to understand unwritten social and cultural norms, such as holding doors for people, taking off your hat when you’re in a building, and maintaining eye contact when having a conversation. We prepare our students to be self-sufficient, self advocates and educators and leaders among their peers and in their communities. We work to identify struggling students and support students and their families to improve their academic performance and attitudes towards education, family, peers, teachers, and communities.

Shooting Touch – AAU The Right Way

Grades Served: 3-11; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/19/21 – 10/31/21

Location: 1135 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, 02125

Contact: Visit their website, or contact Ashley Walenta, Director of Operations: ashley@shootingtouch.com Vin Bui, Director of Basketball Operations: hardwoodjungle@gmail.com

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will have a chance to learn and grow in a female-friendly, safe and supportive space, through the exciting platform of sport. In this alternative method of education, Shooting Touch combines basketball with health and well-being education, fostering an environment for knowledge retention and healthy development.

Strong Women, Strong Girls will take place at the following locations:

  • Everett – 71 Pleasant St., Dorchester, MA, 02125; Start/End Dates: 10/8/21-12/10/21; Program Model: TBD
  • Josiah Quincy – 885 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111; Start/End Dates: 10/6/21-12/8/21; Program Model: In-Person Learning
  • Mendell – 164 School St., Boston, MA, 02130; Start/End Dates: 10/8/21-12/10/21; Program Model: TBD

Grades Served: 3-5

Contact: Visit the website, email bostonprogram@swsg.org, or call 617-338-4833 x703 for more information. You can also complete the online registration form here.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this free program, anyone in grades 3-5 who identifies as a female will have the unique opportunity to learn and grow by participating in energetic, hands-on activities designed to foster meaningful relationships with their college-aged mentors and build a strong foundation for the future. Curriculum elements span active games, creative projects, guided discussion, and opportunities for reflection. Participants have additional field trip opportunities throughout the year, including trips to local institutions and our annual Jump into Spring celebration of mentorship. They also complete an annual service project with their mentors, such as school-wide anti-bullying campaigns or supply drives for a children’s hospital. In doing so, girls learn they can make a positive difference in their community, no matter their age! SWSG uses the 6Cs, a nationally recognized youth development framework, to structure our mentoring curriculum for girls and college women mentors. Through the lens of the 6Cs, we foster healthy outcomes among young people and promote positive self-identity and leadership capability. Participants in SWSG gain skills in: Confidence: Strong girls realize their inner strengths to dream and do. Competence: Strong girls know how to get things done. Character: Strong girls embrace their individuality. Contribution: Strong girls know how to make a positive difference. Caring: Strong girls show kindness and care for others. Connection: Strong girls value community.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center – Capoeira class

Grades Served: 3-12, Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/28/21-12/17/21

Location: 282 Meridian St., East Boston, MA, 02128

Contact: Register here, or call 781-558-5102, email vroccboston@gmail.com, or visit our website for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

Students will have the opportunity to learn about Capoeira, which was developed in the 16th century by enslaved Africans in Brazil. Capoeira helps people to approach conflict, fear, and uncertainty with greater confidence, determination, and humor. Students will learn to translate struggles into celebrations, to believe in their abilities, and to understand the richness of sharing with others through dance, songs, music and creative movement.

Catholic Charities of Boston – Teen Center at St. Peter

Grades Served: 4-12, Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/17/22

Location: 278 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: Families can visit the program directly, or call for additional information at 617-464-8155 .

Skill Development: Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The Teen Center offers middle and high school students positive alternatives to youth violence and offers healthy opportunities to connect with peers and caring adults. The program offers academic support for students as well as employment opportunities and community involvement throughout the year. Youth are offered a variety of recreational activities that encourage team building skills, collaboration and leadership skills through such sports as basketball, soccer, volleyball and floor hockey. The Teen Center offers a unique drop in concept with close ties to the community and the families that it serves. The program offers a balance of academic, recreational, and college preparedness for youth in a non judgemental environment that encourages self-expression and respect. Students attending the program are given the chance to voice their opinions, respect the opinion of others and build positive self-awareness through gender specific focus groups, community role model connections and caring staff throughout the year.

Elevate Youth will take place at the following locations:

  • Boys & Girls Club Dorchester (Grades 4-6) – 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125; Start/End Dates: 9/15/21-12/15/21
  • Hennigan (Grades 4-6) – 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; Start/End Dates: 9/21/21-12/14/21
  • Kenny (Grades 4-6) – 19 Oakton Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122; Start/End Dates: 9/23/21-12/16/21

Program Model: In-Person

Contact: Email cam@elevate-youth.org for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

Students will have the chance to regularly experience the outdoors alongside positive adult role models. Our after-school hours will be focused on team building, skill development, and social & emotional learning. We will also have the chance to do a few field trips throughout the school year, especially on the weekends.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston – GRCB BEATS

Grades Served: 4-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/27/21-12/13/21

Location: 30 Athol St, Allston, MA, 02134

Contact: Email charlotte.huffman@girlsrockboston.org for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy

At this program students will learn to collaboratively create electronic music, write an original song, and direct, film, and edit their own music video. They get to work with awesome visiting artists, local musicians, and recording engineers who look like them.

Latino STEM Alliance 

Grades Served: 4, 5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 1/10/22 – 6/1/22

Locations: John F. Kennedy School – 7 Bolster Street, Boston, MA 02130

Contact: Contact John F. Kennedy School to register.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

Students will engage in robotics, coding, and project-based STEM learning.

Piers Park Sailing Center – Sailing After School

Grades Served: 4-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/13/21-10/21/21

Location: 95 Marginal St., East Boston, MA, 02128

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will advance through Piers Park’s three level Science of Sailing Curriculum. 100% of the instructional staff in this program are former youth program participants. Students that participate in this program will be on track to join the Future Leaders / Teen Instructor Trainee program on the pathway toward summer employment.

Shooting Touch – Shooting Touch University

Grades Served: 4-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/22/21 – 10/27/21

Location: 1135 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, 02125

Contact: Visit their website, or contact Ashley Walenta, Director of Operations: ashley@shootingtouch.com

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will have a chance to learn and grow in a female-friendly, safe and supportive space, through the exciting platform of sport. In this alternative method of education, Shooting Touch combines basketball with health and well-being education, fostering an environment for knowledge retention and healthy development.

sySTEMic flow – New Program

Grades Served: 4-8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 2/7/22-5/13/22

Contact: Email contact@systemicflow.com for more inforamation

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Teamwork; Growth Mindset

Students will learn the importance of STEM education through the engagement of several STEM-related workshops that will provide students the opportunity to construct new knowledge and gain problem-solving skills through the process of design, application, project management, and community. Students will have a chance to understand the relationship between STEM education and math literacy by applying what they know through actual life applications.

Taylor Made Mentoring

Grades Served: 4-6, 8-11, Alternative Education; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates:

Location: TBD

Contact: Email TaylorMadeMentoring@gmail.com, or call 617-586-5964

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn conflict and resolution to real time issues, confidence within whom the are, and to define who they want the world to see them as before the world defines them.

Citizen Schools will take place at the following locations:

  • East Somerville (Grades 5-8) – 50 Cross Street, Somerville, MA, 02145
  • Winter Hill (Grades 5-8) – 115 Sycamore Street, Somerville, MA, 02145

Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/27/21-6/9/22

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

This program will provide safe and brave Enrichment, SEL and Academic spaces, offering real-world apprenticeships that provide students exposure to 21st Century Skills and Citizen teacher volunteers who are experts in their fields.

CitySprouts – Young Leaders Program

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/22/21 – 6/1/22

Locations:

  • East Cambridge – 213 Hurley St., Cambridge, MA, 02141; Contact: Heather Fisher, Hfisher@citysprouts.org, 617-981-4077
  • Dorchester – 100 Ballou Ave, Boston, MA, 02124; Contact: Sydney Spicer, sspicer@citysprouts.org, 617-651-2635
  • Roxbury – 40 W Cottage St., Boston, MA, 02125; Contact: Karl Koch, Kkoch@citysprouts.org, 617-765-7006

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset

The Young Leaders Program is a year-round program for 11-14 year olds rooted in project-based science and engineering activities that encourage youth to think deeply and critically about the world around them. It consists of a 5-week summer program and Sept-June weekly clubs. The Young Leaders Program is a community where middle school-aged youth explore the science underlying the natural world around them and gain the skills to grow food for themselves and others. At this program, youth will have the chance to experience learning how to grow food in an urban environment. They will explore complex topics related to gardening and science through hands on inquiry based projects.

Community Boat Building – Youth Leadership Team will take place at the following locations:

  • Young Achievers (Grades 5-6) – 20 Outlook Road, Mattapan, MA, 02126; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/22/22
  • Harvard-Kent School (Grades 5-6) – 50 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA 02129; Start/End Dates: 10/13/21-6/22/22
  • Warren-Prescott (Grades 6-7) – TBD; Start/End Dates: 1/10/22-5/23/22

Program Model: In-Person Learning

Contact: We work directly with schools to bring our programming to an entire class at a time. This ensures equitable access to our program and also enables teachers to reflect on a common experience with their students.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Our work is project-based, and always begins with our values: Craftsmanship, Teamwork, and Freedom to Fail. Every activity ties back to these values. We have also carefully mapped the skills that the students are learning in classroom onto the building process. Math, vocabulary, spatial reasoning, and understanding the order of operations are key to success building any project and students use those skills repeatedly during the building of the boat or another project. All of our projects culminate with the construction of a real-world item in which students can take great pride. For many, the product exceeds what they believed they could accomplish at the start of the program. CBB augments our building curriculum with projects that enhance their learning in other areas like marine science and maritime history. These projects help place their work in context, and are another way to get them excited about what they are learning. By the time we get to June, we cap the year with a celebration of students’ work.

Girls’ LEAP will take place at the following locations:

  • METCO Inc (Grades: 8-9; 11-12) – REMOTE; Start/End Dates: 10/14/21-12/16/21
  • Prospect Hill Academy Charter (Grades: 7-9) – IN-PERSON; Start/End Dates: 10/6/21-12/15/21
  • Virtual Open Enrollment (Grades: 6-8) – REMOTE; Start/End Dates: 10/6/21-12/15/21
  • Teen Mentor Program* (Grades: 9-12) – HYBRID (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/13/21-5/30/22

Contact: Visit the website or email Shalaya@girlsleap.org for more information, or complete the General Interest Form here

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn a set of physical skills to defend themselves as well as a set of reflective skills that will provide support around conflict, management, and healthy relationships. Students will learn confidence of personal safety, gain mentorship from their peers and social emotional skills as well.

*In the Teen Mentors program, students will build leadership skills by teaching younger and near-aged girls in the other Girls’ LEAP Community Programs. Teen Mentors will also engage in training and discussion on social justice topics relevant to Boston girls, such as racism, sexism, discrimination, violence, etc. – and what we can do about these issues. Lastly, they will have the opportunity to create content for Girls’ LEAP’s Instagram, Youtube, learn video and music editing, write poetry, draw, build personal skills like financial literacy and goal setting, and professional skills like resume writing, and more! Teen Mentors gain valuable life skills including: Increased confidence in personal safety; Increased awareness of higher education opportunities; Ability to coach and mentor; Work readiness and confidence in communication and presentation skills.

Harlem Lacrosse will take place at the following locations:

  • Joseph Lee Boys Team – 155 Talbot Ave, Boston, MA, 02124
  • Joseph Lee Girls Team – 155 Talbot Ave, Boston, MA, 02124
  • McKay Boys Team – 122 Cottage St, Boston, MA, 02128
  • McKay Girls Team – 122 Cottage St, Boston, MA, 02128
  • Mildred Avenue Boys Team – 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA, 02126
  • Mildred Avenue Girls Team – 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA, 02126
  • TechBoston Academy Boys Team- 9 Peacevale Road, Boston, MA, 02124
  • TechBoston Academy Girls Team- 9 Peacevale Road, Boston, MA, 02124
  • Young Achievers Boys Team – 20 Outlook Rd, Mattapan, MA 02126
  • Young Achievers Girls Team – 20 Outlook Rd, Mattapan, MA 02126

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/15/21-6/5/22

Contact: Registration is open to middle school students at the Lee K-8, McKay K-8, Mildred K-8, TechBoston Academy, and Young Achievers K-8. Visit the website for more information.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Our goal is for children to grow as students, athletes, and people. We design our programs to teach academic, athletic, and social-emotional skills and provide experiences where kids can apply and practice those skills. Harlem Lacrosse coaches are in schools every day, year-round to provide academic and social-emotional support to students. We plan lacrosse and enrichment programming after school, on weekends, during school breaks, and throughout the summer. Students will have the chance to compete in lacrosse, attend college and independent school tours, travel to camps and tournaments, attend career exploration trips, and participate in one on one tutoring.

Latino STEM Alliance 

Grades Served: 5; Program Model: In-Person Learning

Locations:

  • Blackstone Innovation School – 380 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA, 02018; Start/End Dates: 10/1/21 – 6/1/22
  • Kenny School – 19 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/1/22

Contact: Contact Blackstone Innovation to register.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

Students will engage in robotics, coding, and project-based STEM learning.

Nxt Era Panthers

Grades Served: 5-6; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 8/16/21-11/19/21

Contact: Visit the website or email nxterapanthers@gmail.com for more information

Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset

Students will develop life skills, reading fundamentals, partnership, and teamwork. They will have the chance to build bonds with kids from different neighborhoods and see that the world is much bigger than Boston. Furthermore, they will see where education and drive can take them in life.

OneLove Sports Academy – One Love Sports League

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/11/21-12/13/21

Contact: Visit the website, Facebook page, or email jamaalwornum@onelovesports.org for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

Students will be given a safe environment and learn healthy alternative ways to live. Students will also have a chance to be met exactly where they are in their stage of growth and development.

S.T.E.A.M. Ahead 

Grades Served: 5-9; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/13/21 – 6/17/22

Location: TBD

Contact: Visit their website

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

South Boston Neighborhood House – GEMS

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/1/21 – 12/30/21

Location: 136 H St, South Boston, MA, 02127

Contact: Catilyn DeCarlo at CDecarlo@sbnh.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Teamwork; Growth Mindset

This program aims to engage all middle school students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) experiences that will increase career aspirations, strengthen social and emotional well being, and improve academic achievement and create opportunities for youth (GIRLS).

Team New England Basketball Club – Team New England Youth Academy

Grades Served: 5-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-12/18/21

Location: 150 American Legion Ave, Dorchester, MA, 02124

Contact: Visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

Team New England’s Fall Enrichment Program will help students mitigate some of the their struggles from the affects of the pandemic and other trauma they may have experienced. Our goal is for the students understand the importance of education, self advocating, conflict resolution, confidence building as well as connected our students with outside resources and supports and partners. At this program students will have the opportunity get met where they are mentally, socially, academically and emotionally. Mainly by using sports.

The 3 Point Foundation

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 5/13/22

Locations:

  • Greenwood – 186 Glenway St, Boston, MA, 02121
  • Hernandez – 61 School St, Roxbury, MA, 02119
  • King K-8 – 77 Lawrence Ave, Boston, MA, 02124

Contact: Parents and guardians can contact 3Point in various ways: 1. calling our main number, 617-302-9880 and requesting an application be emailed to them 2. Receiving a flyer from us with a link to our electronic application 3. Emailing a staff member and asking for an electronic application

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will use Project-based learning along with Social-emotional learning to identify an issue and attempt to address the relevant topic. They will work in small groups to research and develop a project that they feel will “solve” the problem. We utilize local university students as mentors and classroom assistants, as well as basketball or dance coaches in each classroom, following the academic portion, the students will either practice basketball or hip hop dance with the same coaches that were in the classroom.

The Steppingstone Foundation – The Academy (Steppingstone Scholars Program)

Grades Served: 5-6; Program Model: Remote Learning; Start/End Dates:

Contact: We are not able to take more students into our program. We have an application process that begins in the fall, and students are accepted in April. Current 4th or 5th graders interested in applying to Steppingstone can visit our website to find out more.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy

Steppingstone’s mission is to prepare students from historically marginalized communities to access, navigate, and graduate from college. In Steppingstone’s academic year program, Scholars attend academic classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays in order to strengthen their academic skills in math and English. In addition, we assist Scholars and families in the application process for college preparatory schools in the Boston area.

Boston City Singers – Dorchester Vocalise

Grades Served: 6-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/22/21 – 5/25/22

Location: 154 Centre St, Boston, MA, 02124

Contact: Visit their website. Staff contact: Emma Greenough, Boston Programs Manager, emmagreenough@bostoncitysingers.org; Registration Link

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students in grades six through twelve concentrate on music literacy and vocal coaching. Singers prepare music in three-four parts in multiple languages. Through singing, we aim for our students to become better communicators and team-members as they work together on and off the stage. At this program, students will have the chance to perform at several regional events, festivals and concerts each year, including those with full orchestra (permitting that it is safe to do so). They have the opportunity to sing and collaborate with singers in other choirs across Boston. The collaborative nature of our organization allows for unique and special opportunities for our singers.

Boston Police Activities League – Act Up with 5-0

Grades Served: 6-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/26/21-4/14/22

Location: 1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120

Contact: Email Officer Kerline Desir (Program Creator/Mentor) at  kerline.desir@pd.boston.gov, or program contacts Christopher Byner (PAL Program Director) at christopher.byner@boston.gov, Laura Dickerson (BPD Bureau of Community Engagement) at laura-dickerson@pd.boston.gov, or visit the website for more information 

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The program goal is for students to express their trauma and express themselves freely without judgement. Through the program we create space where youth are encouraged to talk about emotional trauma they have buried deep inside them. They then are able to create beauty out of those dark and light moments in their lives. Through this process they learn that they have friends and mentors that truly care about their voice and they are able to overcome trauma and heal. These students will be given a chance to thrive, creating a better future for themselves and their community.

Boston Police Activities League – Girls Reflecting Our World

Grades Served: 6-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/26/21-4/14/22

Location: 1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120

Contact: Email jamila.gales@pd.boston.gov, christopher.byner@boston.gov, laura-dickerson@pd.boston.gov for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will build emotional, social and life skills through workshops such as: healthy relationships, mindfulness, trauma informed yoga, social etiquette, public speaking, cooking and sewing for success, media and visual arts, photography, financial literacy and philanthropy and compassion. The goal of GROW is to support and inspire young inner-city girls through mentorship, leadership development and activities, as they transition into womanhood, while supporting youth/police community engagement and build trusting relationships.

Boston Scores will take place at the following locations:

  • Eliot K-8 Middle School Program – 585 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109
  • Hennigan Middle School Program – 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130
  • Hurley Middle School Program – 70 Worcester Street, Boston, MA, 02118

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/10/22

Contact: To register for a program, first check the Boston Scores website to find out if there is an active program at your child’s school. You can find the list of Scores partner schools here. If there is a program at your school, you may register your child here

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At Boston Scores Middle School Program, students use the playing field (soccer) and the classroom (One Hen social entrepreneurship program) to develop their physical health as well as their social-emotional skill sets. These are skills that have life-long benefits for their mental and physical well-being, their achievement in the classroom, satisfaction in peer relationships and beyond. Our goal is for students to keep their minds and bodies active during the after school hours, build rewarding relationship with new friends, gain attention from caring Coach-Mentors and teachers, and try new and challenging activities in an environment that encourages experimentation, failure, and perseverance and rewards the effort of all students rather than celebrating the “natural ability” of a few.  Students will have the opportunity to not only learn the basics of the sport of soccer with the guidance of an encouraging Coach-Mentor, but they get the “Game Day” experience of playing as a team against another school and getting to put on their very own team jersey. Students will also put those team-based SEL skills into practice alongside their friends in other new and challenging settings, such as the team Pitch event (Fall) when the team pitches their One Hen social enterprise plan to a panel of community members to micro loan funding and the year-end Sell Days (spring) when the students bring their product or service to market and raise funds for a cause of their choosing.

BUILD-BEYOND, Inc. – New Program

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/17/22

Location: 40 Smith Street, Roxbury, MA, 02120

Contact: Contact Sophia Bishop-Rice at sophiarice@build-beyond.org or 857-346-6306 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The mission of BUILD-BEYOND at the Tobin K-8 School is to empower youth to improve their physical and economic conditions as they BUILD towards a promising future. BUILD-BEYOND provides character development programming and workforce development training opportunities in the building trades so that teens are gaining experiences that will transform the minds and hearts of our most vulnerable youth in grades 6-8. Our focus on the building trades, STEM , Professionalism, Healthy Relationships workshops through Values over Violence our violence prevention program, allows teens to participate in college exploration and a civic engagement participation and community development corporation field explorations.

Discovering Justice – Mock Trial Program – BLS

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-12/17/21

Location: 1 City Hall Square, #500, Boston, MA, 02201

Contact: We partner with schools directly instead of with parents. Interested middle school teachers or administrators should email mbrooks@discoveringjustice.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

The Mock Trial Program transforms middle school students into trial lawyers. With the support of legal mentors (attorneys and law students), they learn about their first amendment rights, tackle legal issues, engage in legal writing and analysis, grapple with real constitutional issues, develop persuasive legal arguments, as well as practice questioning and examining witnesses. Students ultimately try their case before a federal or state judge and a jury.

Discovering Justice – Mock Trial Program – Mildred Ave

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-12/17/21

Location: 5 Mildred Ave, Mattapan, MA, 02126

Contact: We partner with schools directly instead of with parents. Interested middle school teachers or administrators should email mbrooks@discoveringjustice.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy

The Mock Trial Program transforms middle school students into trial lawyers. With the support of legal mentors (attorneys and law students), they learn about their first amendment rights, tackle legal issues, engage in legal writing and analysis, grapple with real constitutional issues, develop persuasive legal arguments, as well as practice questioning and examining witnesses. Students ultimately try their case before a federal or state judge and a jury.

East Boston Social Centers – Donald McKay K-8 School

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/6/21 – 12/22/21

Location: 122 Cottage Street, Boston, MA 02128

Contact: Parents can email our program coordinator, Keegan O’Keefe, at kokeefe@ebsoc.org. There will also be an electronic survey in both English and Spanish distributed through partner schools which will allow parents to fill out the information for their student.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Communication

At this program students will learn the Scientific Method and Design Process through hands-on chemistry and astronomy activities. They will learn about how scientists explore our solar system looking for evidence of life by learning about past and current Mars rover missions and will use what they have learned to design their own rovers and mission. Additionally, they will learn about the basic building blocks of the natural world by doing reactions with various ingredients that can be found at home. The activities in this program are hands-on and will give the students a chance to participate in authentic STEM activities. During the program, we will weave together technology as well as hands-on activities to provide a holistic learning experience.

Frederick Pilot Middle School – Frederick After-School Program

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/10/22

Location: 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA, 02121

Contact: At this time, parents should contact the school for any additional information regarding the Frederick After-School Program at 617-636-1650.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The Frederick After-School Program serves as an extension of our traditional school day committed to being anti-racist and inclusive. Our mission is to help our students develop to their full potential in a welcoming and nurturing environment that fosters achievement and positive connections to the larger community. The program focuses on serving the whole child-mind, body and spirit, through academic enrichment and extracurricular activities in an inspiring and community-centered learning environment. At this program, students will have the opportunity to receive additional academic support during our homework help block to ensure consistency and wraparound support with academic instruction during the school day. In addition, students will have the choice to take part in a variety of different enrichment clubs that range from Yoga, physical education, book clubs, mindful arts and much much more. Students will also engage in restorative circle practices to center themselves and offer opportunities for reflection, self-care and relationship building.

Mount Olives Community Center – IMPACT Youth Leadership Academy

Grades Served: 6-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 1/4/22-6/17/22

Location: 1283 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA, 02136

Contact: Call 617-276-3103 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

This program will develop leadership and life skills through digital literacy, age appropriate financial literacy, and workforce development programming. Students will engage with technology to explore various career paths (such as STEM and the behavioral health field). MOCC has bilingual/bicultural staff and volunteers who are active members of the Haitian community. English Learner students will have the unique opportunity to learn from and work with members of their own community in a culturally responsive and socially responsible manner.

One Bead Project – One Bead Program (OBP) will take place at the following locations:

  • Harvard-Kent – 50 Bunker Hill St, Boston, MA, 02129
  • Bradley – 110 Beachview Rd, Boston, MA, 02128

Grades Served: 6; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates:1/3/22-6/30/22

Contact: Parents/guardians will have the option to enroll in the One Bead Program starting in December (the program will kick-off in January 2022).

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

In this program, students will learn how to speak in public, pitch an idea, practice empathy, make a difference in their community, identify their core values, build a network, and be a leader. Students will have the chance to build confidence through a combination of public speaking and community engagement experiences.

Sociedad Latina – STEAM Team – Dearborn

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/18/21 – 5/26/22

Location: TBD

Contact: Click this link to register.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Communication

The STEAM program integrates academic project-based learning and enrichment to boost academic achievement, support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) engagement, build social-emotional skills, and explore careers. Participants also have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and create positive relationships with peers and adults. For the first part of the day, youth will engage in academic project-based activities and home work support. For the second part of the day, youth will engage in our enrichment activities hosted in our STEAM Clubs focusing on Arts, Coding, Network Science, and Careers.

Sociedad Latina – STEAM Team – Timilty Middle School

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/18/21-5/26/22

Location: 205 Roxbury Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Contact: Click this link to register.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Communication

The STEAM program integrates academic project-based learning and enrichment to boost academic achievement, support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) engagement, build social-emotional skills, and explore careers. Participants also have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and create positive relationships with peers and adults. For the first part of the day, youth will engage in academic project-based activities. For the second part of the day, youth will engage in our enrichment activities hosted in our STEAM Clubs focusing on Arts, Coding, Network Science, and Careers.

SquashBusters will take place at the following locations:

  • Boston – 795 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, 02120; Grades Served: 8-12
  • Lawrence – 1160 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, MA, 01845; Grades Served: 6-12
  • Providence, RI – 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, MA, 02906; Grades Served: 6-9

Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21-6/17/22

Contact: Interested parents should reach out directly to the specific program site director: Boston – Mikhail Darlington (m.darlington@squashbusters.org); Lawrence – Andrés Burbank-Crump (a.burbankcrump@squashbusters.org); Providence, RI – Rodney Galvao (r.galvao@squashbusters.org)

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

SquashBusters challenges and nurtures urban youth as students, athletes, and citizens so that they recognize and fulfill their greatest potential in life. Our goals are to ensure that students will enroll in and successfully graduate from college, develop a sense of integrity and personal character, and embrace lifelong habits of health and wellness. SquashBusters participants will learn the unique sport of squash and the many life lessons that come along with participation in athletics. Though SquashBusters is a sports-based program, the primary focus is on character development and life/academic skill-building.

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs – B-READY YLC @ St. Augustine & St. Martin’s

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21 – 6/10/22

Location: 31 Lenox Street, Roxbury, MA, 02118

Contact: Visit their website.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn how to be leaders in the community, build life skills, and thrive academically.

Tenacity – Middle School Academy will take place at the following locations:

  • BCLA/McCormack – 315 Mt Vernon St., Dorchester, MA, 02121; Grades Served: 7-8
  • Frederick – 270 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, 02121; Grades Served: 6-8
  • Umana – 312 Border St., Boston, MA, 02128; Grades Served: 6-8

Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/20/21-6/17/22

Contact: Applications are available at each of Tenacity’s partner schools. Students complete the enrollment materials and a meeting is arranged between Tenacity and the student and their family. For our OST sites, enrollment for 6th graders begins in the summer and early fall of the 6th grade year. For our ELT sites, enrollment for 6th graders begin in late spring of the 5th grade year.

Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Regulation

Tenacity’s Middle School Academy (MSA) is an intensive, three-year program that focuses on improving students’ academic, tennis, and fitness skills, while simultaneously nurturing social/emotional development and engaging families. The MSA program provides students with 340 hours of enrichment per year, helping them grow academically and socially while improving their fitness.

The 3 Point Foundation – BCLA/ McCormack

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/4/21 – 5/13/22

Location: 315 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, MA, 02125

Contact: 1. Call our main number- 617-302-9880 2. Receive a flyer with a link for our application 3. Speak to or email a staff person to get an application

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will use project-based learning along with social-emotional learning to identify an issue and attempt to address the relevant topic. They will research and develop a project that they feel will solve the problem. We utilize local university students as mentors and classroom assistants as well as basketball or dance coaches. Following the academic portion, students will either practice basketball or hip hop dance with the same coaches that were in the classroom.

The 3 Point Foundation – TechBoston

Grades Served: 6-9; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/9/21 – 5/27/22

Location: 9 Peacevale Ave, Boston, MA, 02124

Contact: 1. Call our main number- 617-302-9880 and ask for an application to be emailed to you. 2. Email/ call a staff member to ask for an application 3. Receive a flyer with a link to our application

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, students will use project-based learning along with social-emotional learning to identify an issue and attempt to address the relevant topic. They will research and develop a project that they feel will solve the problem. We are also offering homework help to 9th graders. We utilize local university students as mentors and classroom assistants to work with small groups of students. We also use our basketball and dance coaches in the classroom. Following the academic portion, students will either practice basketball or dance with the same coaches that were in the classroom. We will also have a dedicated space in the school to assist freshmen with homework in the Bear Zone.

The PIM Project 

Grades Served: 6-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/12/21 – 12/12/21

Location: 63 Wentworth St, Boston, MA, 02124

Contact: Please call Leroy Peeples at 617-372-5669

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will learn to become a leader, mentor younger peers, and build bonds and relationship in the community and at home. They will also learn how to engage with peers and community members in a safe and healthy way. While at the same time building social and leadership skills.

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center – King K-8 – Crew Class

Grades Served: 6; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 11/1/21-12/31/21

Location: 77 Lawrence Ave, , MA, 02121

Contact: Students will be automatically enrolled in our programing as we work with whole grades at our school partners. If parents have questions they can visit our main website for further information.

Skill Development: Perseverance; Self-Regulation

By allowing students to experience ecosystems first-hand on the island through hands-on STEM lessons they are building the skills they need to be scientists and their own capabilities. Exposing students to unique experiences and a new environment outside their comfort zone, Thompson Island Outward Bound ignites curiosity and allows students to push past their preconceived ideas of what they can achieve.

Boxing Power and Fitness – New Program

Grades Served: 7-11, Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/10/21-6/30/22

Location: 18 John Eliot Square, Roxbury, MA, 02119

Contact: Call Donald (Deke) Houston at 857-939-5691 or Michelle at 617-831-5562 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

We use boxing to teach character development, discipline, and social emotional skills. At this program, we personify the EACH ONE TEACH ONE as students get the opportunity to lead and become instructors themselves, all within an inclusive environment.

Breakthrough Greater Boston – Boston Campus

Grades Served: 7-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/13/21-5/25/22

Location: 1 Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park, MA, 02136

Contact: Visit the website for more information or apply here

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is a year-round, tuition-free program that offers six years of academically intensive out-of-school time services to highly motivated, traditionally underserved middle and high school students in greater Boston. During 7th and 8th grade, Breakthrough Greater Boston students attend the weekly After School Program. The main goal of the After School Program (ASP) is to continue inspiring a love of learning for students during the school year. At the ASP, students receive homework assistance, 1:1 tutoring as needed, and take part in exciting hands-on STEAM workshops. BTGB believes in the power of beginning our work with students in middle school and offering continuous support for the next six years as they work towards achieving their goal of college. Breakthrough’s High School Program is made up of four program components: Academic Support, Summer Programming, College Access Program, and Advocacy.

Massachusetts General Hospital – Timilty Science Fair Mentoring Program

Grades Served: 7-8; Program Model: TBD; Start/End Dates: 10/1/21 – 3/4/22

Contact: They should call or email directly at: Tracy Stanley. – tstanley2@mgh.harvard.edu or they may call at (857) 288-8486

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program students will learn to complete a research project from project conception to the science fair poster presentation. **This program is tentative this year as the Timilty will be closing it’s doors at the end of the year, we are not yet sure what will be feasible this year. We may have a new partner/pilot program in the spring.

Safe City Dorchester at MissionSAFE – Focus and Finish/Creative Urban Expression

Grades Served: 7-11; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/15/21-6/30/22

Location: 1514A Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: Visit the website, email jumaane.kendrick@missionsafe.org, or stop by 1514A Dorchester Ave any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6-7 pm for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Students will receive tutoring help for schoolwork and develop Social/Life Skills. Our Leadership Arts Staff will prioritize relationships with family as well as youth. Youth will be encouraged to participate in any and all of our offerings. Youth also have the ongoing ability to have input on program offerings and design. Programs are interactive, engaging and participatory.

The 3 Point Foundation – New Mission (Middle School)

Grades Served: 7-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/13/21 – 5/27/22

Location: 655 Metropolitan Ave, Boston, MA, 02136

Contact: 1. call our main number 617-302-9880 2. receive a flyer with a link to our application 3. email or talk with a staff member and ask for an application

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, we will be an elective to students and teach our Culture and Identity Curriculum.

Trinity Boston Foundation – TEEP

Grades Served: 7-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/12/21 – 5/13/22

Location: 206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, 02115

Contact: Outreach/registration materials are currently being finalized. We are holding a family orientation on September 20th for interested parents/guardians at 6pm via zoom, please contact TEEP Director, Taneyri DeJesus via email at tdejesus@trinityconnects.org to attend.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Born out of the strong social justice work of Trinity Church Boston, Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) was founded in 2007. TBC utilizes its three essential community practices (restorative justice, trauma-informed care, and racial equity) to heal the traumatic impact of systemic racism on youth of color in Boston. On an annual basis, we traditionally support 1,000 youth through direct service and reach 15,000 more through partnerships with youth-serving organizations, and transformative learning opportunities that dismantle structural barriers to success. TBC?s youth development and leadership programming includes: — Sole Train, a community building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for youth in historically undeserved communities to set and achieve seemingly impossible goals, — Trinity@McCormack, an embedded clinical program at the McCormack Middle School, that supports the school?s youth and staff through individual clinical work, restorative justice practices, and trauma- inclusive interventions, and — Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP), the focus of this request. TEEP is a pipeline, six-year, peer mentorship program, designed for youth of color, that builds social emotional learning (SEL) skills to ensure better life outcomes. Joining as rising 7th graders, students participate for three consecutive years in values-based summer and fall programming. The goal of our Middle School (MS) program is to improve students’ SEL, academic, and leadership skills and connect them with a best-fit high school. Graduates of the MS program apply to the Leadership Development Program (LDP) to serve as mentors and paid counselors to their younger peers during high school. Hiring prior participants as counselors provides meaningful connection throughout high school, continued youth development, and employment experience. There is a work progression over successive summers, where LDP students begin as Counselors-in-Training, progress to Counselors, and ultimately become Supervisors. All are trained in TBC’s three essential community practices and receive ongoing coaching. The integration of these practices creates a foundation and community for healing from the traumatic impact of systemic racism for our young people of color. Our approach to healing is intentionally, individually and in community, every day. Healing enables our young people to pursue their dreams. Our goal is for 100% of our LDP participants to graduate from high school and complete their post-secondary education at a college or program that is a good match for them, while taking on roles as leaders within their communities.

Community Rowing, Inc. – RowBoston Fall 2021 Junior Varsity/Novice/Varsity

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 9/7/21-11/20/21

Location: 20 Nonantum Road, Brighton, MA, 02135

Contact: Email janice.hagerman@communityrowing.org or visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

Program Goals: RowBoston is Boston Public School’s competitive rowing program for student-athletes. RowBoston combines the typical high school sports team model with a wellness-oriented and holistic approach to athleticism, training, health, and wellness at home, in the classroom, and at the boathouse. Team members learn how to row on the Charles River and follow a fitness-oriented training plan that gets them prepared to row and race well. Our training plan respects the whole athlete and person, encouraging athletes to simultaneously follow other passions alongside rowing and practice time management. Additionally, they receive academic support, standardized test prep via one-on-one tutoring, and get the opportunity to visit local colleges with tours organized by RowBoston. At RowBoston, students become student-athletes, and understand the power of their own commitment. Student-athletes commit to four/five days a week of training, which allows them to hone their physical prowess in a way that sets them up for higher rowing achievement. They get the chance to race at local regattas and experience positive competitive experiences that shape them as athletes and people. They learn self-efficacy, responsibility, and teamwork, and are supported by staff and teammates in a positive, inclusive environment.

Crossroads – Class of 2024/2025/2026

Grades Served: 8-10; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/13/21-5/2/22

Location: 2216 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA, 02124

Contact: Students are nominated for the C5 Leaders program in grade 7 by their school or out-of-school time program. Once nominated, students learn more about the program and decide to apply. A class of new participants is selected through an application and interview process, with accepted students starting the program the summer before 8th grade and going through high school graduation. Interested 7th grade parents and students can contact their school or Crossroads at info@crossroadsma.org to learn more.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

The C5 Leaders program for teens in Grades 8-12 empowers students to be character-driven, community-focused, challenge-ready, college/ career-bound, and committed to a better future (the 5C’s). This unique and innovative model integrates urban and wilderness environments to deliver challenge-based, experiential programming that promotes the development of leadership and social-emotional skills such as, communication, teamwork, persistence, creativity, self-regulation, and self-efficacy. As C5 Leaders immerse themselves in outdoor challenges, perform community service, attend Saturday sessions with community leaders, gather fireside to discuss social justice issues, tour college campuses, or meet after school to map out postsecondary plans, they are developing the skills and dispositions required for academic persistence, community impact, and success in life. Participants graduate with a clear plan for the future and the skills and dispositions to succeed in college and the workplace.

CVC-UNIDO – Cabral Leadership & Innovation Center

Grades Served: 8-12, Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 10/10/21-6/18/22

Location: 240 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, MA, 02122

Contact: Website, Facebook, and contact the center staff

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

At this program, we focus on 7 categories that provide wrap-around services: Counseling, Psycho-Educational Social Skills Groups, Academic Guidance, Outreach, Job Readiness, Leadership Building, Team-Building, Recreation, and Sports. Students will participate in Test Preparation, Job, Peer Mentoring, research, outreach, leadership, organizing, civic engagement, skills, etc. The program focuses on the transition to high school and preemptive acculturation to college.

Greatest MINDS – Boston “Start Studying” Program

Grades Served: 8-12, Alternative Education; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/1/21-6/24/22

Location: 2379 Washington St., Roxbury, MA, 02119

Contact: Visit the website, or email george.greenidge@gmail.com or call 857.312.6340 for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

Greatest MINDS 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 is for skilled, educated Black professionals to take leadership in their communities and careers by supporting students on their road to college and beyond. Our “Start Studying” Program provides mentors to 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. Students will participate in e-mentoring and e-tutoring from highly accomplished African American professionals from their neighborhood. This Fall, we plan to hold a year long academic program on learning and community service. We work in Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan and plan to have a college preparation/civic/community service program for 100 BPS students ages 14- 19.

HMS MEDscience – Frederick Middle School

Grades Served: 8; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 1/5/22 – 6/15/22

Location: 210 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

Contact: Visit their website, or email medscience@hms.harvard.edu for more information.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork

Students use healthcare as a learning platform to immerse in realistic, dynamic team-based problem solving simulated medical emergencies motivating students to think critically, problem solve and work in teams to inspire a desire for further education and training in STEM an health career professions.

MassArt – Artward Bound

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/1/21-12/17/21

Location: 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

Contact: Students can apply at here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the 2021/22 academic year. Email bfstrohm@massart.edu to learn more.

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Growth Mindset

Artward Bound prepares students for acceptance to and success at the college of their choice, with a specific focus on art colleges. Students will learn foundational 2D and 3D art and design skills, expand their knowledge of historic and contemporary art, and develop their ability to think like an artist. Artward Bound is a 100% free year-round program on a college campus. Students have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of media including photography, fashion, animation, architecture, and more.

The Calculus Project – Boston University

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 10/9/21-6/25/22

Contact: Email amims@thecalculusproject.org or visit the website for more information

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Teamwork; Growth Mindset; Self-Efficacy

Students will learn how to become proficient in the concepts and practices of the high-level mathematics they will study during the upcoming school year. They will increase their intellectual confidence in mathematics, develop critical mathematical thinking skills, and learn to apply mathematical concepts. They will collaborate with peers in solving challenging problems and envision their own potential success in STEM careers when they meet with STEM professionals of color.

2nd Act – SEL Theatre Curriculum

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 9/16/21-6/22/22

Address: 19 Temple Pl, Boston, MA, 02111

Contact: Email anabess@weare2ndact.org for more information

Skill Development: Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Efficacy; Self-Regulation

These classes provide a direct arts instruction opportunity for students to meet Mass Core art graduation requirements that they would not have been provided otherwise These classes are offered to a diverse Ostiguy student population who have been marginalized educationally due to their relationship with drugs and alcohol The curriculum includes a variety of dramatic art forms. Students will devise an original piece of theater to be presented to staff, administrators, and parents. A drama therapist consultant with extensive experience creating trauma-informed, Social-Emotional Learning curricula will tailor curriculum to meet individual/collective needs of the school. Curriculum will address five core competencies: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Engagement will increase students’ self-concept by playing out new roles and possibilities. Role playing will build empathy for both themselves and others. Students will express emotions while being reminded that they are working towards a common goal (social-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making) devising a show. This will increase students’ collaboration skills, strengthens support systems, and enhances communication, reinforcing important steps in their recovery. Students will invite community members to their performance to witness them in a new role, helping bridge their reentry.

Asian Community Development Corporation will take place at the following locations:

  • Chinatown A-VOYCE – 38 Oak Street, Boston, MA, 02111; Start/End Dates: 10/5/21-5/31/22
  • Malden A-VOYCE – 11 Dartmouth Street, Malden, MA, 02148; Start/End Dates: 10/7/21-6/2/22

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Model: TBD, likely In-Person

Contact: For Chinatown A-VOYCE Tier 1, email sungmin.kim@asiancdc.org for more information or apply here. For