State of Summer

Over 10 years, Boston Beyond, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), and our collaborators have achieved major milestones in growth, impact, and reach of quality summer learning. The State of Summer includes learning and enrichment plans from programs in Boston Beyond’s network. If you are a Boston Beyond partner, and you would like to add your program’s information to this list, please contact Zoe at zdaunt@bostonbeyond.org.

* Denotes 5th Quarter of Learning programs funded by BPS, which are open to BPS youth only. Please contact Wil Cardwell at wcardwell@bostonbeyond.org or summerlearning@bostonpublicschools.org for more information.

Summer Learning Program Providers:

ACEDONE – Hennigan* (focused support for English-Learners)

Grades Served: 2 – 9 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80 students

Contact: Hawa Yusuf | hawa.yusuf@acedone.org

ACEDONE is a second phase community organization that utilizes education and leadership/organizing strategies to help families and the community achieve long-term success and economic stability. ACEDONE provides opportunities for East African refugees and immigrants to adapt and succeed in their new environments. The Summer Learning Academic Program aims to ensure that students have daily contact to SEL and Math support from certified teachers in a culturally sensitive environment to stymie summer learning loss.

Achieve – Achieve*

Grades Served: 2 – 9 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80 students

Contact: Nora Dowley-Liebowitz | nliebowitz0f@nobles.edu | 781-320-7125

Achieve is a tuition-free summer educational program serving low-income, Boston middle school-age children. Providing academic and social enrichment through a rigorous and engaging summer program and ongoing tutoring and support, Achieve seeks to increase our students’ academic skills, motivation and self-confidence and put them on the path to college. Achieve is a three-year program for students recruited in the sixth grade.

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention* – Support EL Programs at the Lila G. Frederick Pilot School

Grades Served: 2 – 9 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80 students

Contact: Susan Lovett | slovett@aipinc.org | (617) 778-4023

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (AIP) is a private, nonprofit children’s mental health and special education organization that provides school- and community-based services to urban youth facing social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. Summer Spot is the 5-week, full day summer learning program at the Frederick School for middle school students who have been referred by their teachers and school social workers to receive additional academic, emotional and social support. Summer Spot has a dual focus on academics and SEL skill development.

Apprentice Learning – City Summer Internship

Grades Served: 9; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 33

Contact: Helen Russell | info@apprenticelearning.org | 617-221-3912

City Summer Internship (CSI) is a five-week paid summer internship for rising ninth grade girls in Boston offered by Apprentice Learning, an educational nonprofit organization that offers career exploration programming for eighth graders in Boston. Interns are paid a weekly stipend for meeting program expectations, which include arriving on time each day, practicing professional skills in the classroom, and demonstrating those skills during one-day workplace explorations to a variety of businesses, and completing weekly “deliverables”.

Asian Community Development Corporation – Summer Leadership Academy

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 25

Contact: Celina Fernando | Celina.fernando@asiancdc.org | (857) 449-7128 x #207

ACDC’s Summer Leadership Academy program is open to Asian Immigrant/Asian American high school aged youth in the Greater Boston area. This summer is focused on exploring Asian American issues, learning about youth’s neighborhoods, and networking with local leaders. Youth will have the opportunity to develop skills in facilitation, project management and collaboration, and public speaking, while building community with one another – even virtually!

Boston Adult Technical Academy MCAS Portfolio* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Benjamin Helfat | bhelfat@bostonpublicschools.org | 617-635-1542

This program is aimed at providing direct instruction in creating an MCAS portfolio in Physics, Math and Biology. Our goal is for each student to complete one MCAS portfolio which will be ready for submission in October.

Bethel Math and Science Scholars – Generation ExCel BMSSP Summer STEAM Program

Grades Served: 4-7 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 55

Contact: Kalya Murray | kmurray@bethelboston.org | 617-524-4510

An intensive experiential program targeting youth to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related fields. We provide students with an opportunity to develop or expand interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The BMSSP relies on experiments, games, engineering design and exercises and field trips to increase or create an appreciation for math and science.

Boston Area Health Education Center – Boston Area Health Education Center

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Anthony Crosson | acrosson@bphc.org | 617-534-7119

The Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) is a youth to health careers program within the Boston Public Health Commission’s Child and Adolescent Health Division. Its aim is to diversify the pool of health professionals in Boston by building the interest, excitement, knowledge, and confidence of youth to pursue careers in health.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 31

Contact: Stephanie Fabro | stephanie.fabro@bcnc.net | 617-635-5129 x1022

BCNC’s Summer Leadership and Employment Program is a 6-week program that focuses on empowering youth in developing key leadership skills, including communication, teamwork, and creativity. Youth will develop skills through engaging workshops and projects on career readiness, racial justice, and mindfulness.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – Red Oak Afterschool and Summer Program*

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Shaina Lu | shaina.lu@bcnc.net | 6176355129 x1069

The Red Oak After School Program provides licensed after school child care for up to 100 children ages 5 to 13 during both the school year and summer in a multicultural and bilingual environment. Through visual arts and music classes, BCNC engages children in creative expression to improve children’s academic skills, social-emotional development, and language development. Through engaging literacy activities and projects, BCNC supports children to become critical thinkers with strong reading and writing skills, as well as reflective citizens that can come to a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Boston Debate League – Debate Camp

Grades Served: 5-12 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 85

The Boston Debate League’s FREE* Debate Camp provides an excellent opportunity for students to spend their summer engaged in debate, develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and to learn about the Policy Debate topic for next year: Climate Change or Criminal Justice Reform.

Boston Green Academy – BGA Summer Academy* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served:6 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 72

Contact: Ivana Castillo | icastillo@bostongreenacademy.org

Students will enroll through traditional BPS summer enrollment procedures. BGA will also identify and recommend students who would greatly benefit from enrichment and those who are in need of skill building and/or recovering missed credits. BGA students receive priority.

Boston HERC – Mini Career Workshop Camp

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Carolina De Jesus | infopassport@bostonherc.org

In collaboration with career professionals in the community, Boston HERC’s summer program will focus on educating high school students about various career fields while learning directly from a person working in those fields. Career fields offered include Healthcare, Education, Social Justice/Mental Health/Psychology, Business, and Criminal Justice. Additionally, students will learn the skills these jobs require, the pathway to college to take and culminate with a project and/or presentation to apply their learning at the end of each week. Additionally, Boston HERC will continue to focus on some of their 21st century skills in the program: goal management, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, teamwork, research, leadership, and time management.

Boston Latin School – Summer Review Exam Schools* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 7 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 200

Contact: Danielle Murray | dmurray@bostonpublicschools.org

The program offers students who have less than 30 absences a chance to pass courses and earn credits towards promotion and graduation. Students who earn an “F+” as a final class average are eligible to take up to two summer review courses. “D” students are encouraged to audit summer school for enrichment.

Boston Plan for Excellence – Summer Learning Academy* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served:6 – 12 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Summer learning is an important strategy for the Dearborn STEM Academy; our students generally don’t have access to summer programs because of prohibitive costs. This program is an engaging, high quality STEM-centered Summer Learning Academy for 30 middle school students and a hybrid credit recovery program for 30 high school students.

Boston Public Schools – Credit Recovery (Hyde Park) at ACC* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served:9 – 12 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 250

Contact: Kathleen Linso | klinso@bostonpublicschools.org | (617) 635-8865

Students in the Hyde Park area who have earned an F+ in their class that they did not pass, and who meet the attendance requirements that their school sets for summer school.

Boston Public Schools – Summer Early Focus*

Grades Served: K1-2 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 500

The Summer Early Focus program builds on children’s learning during the school year. It is highly engaging, and child-driven, and will continue to be in this new online environment. One BPS teacher will support up to 10 students in each virtual classroom with our Summer Early Focus curriculum. Students will continue to engage in high quality instructional practices, take virtual field trips and have structured and unstructured play opportunities with the materials distributed in the weekly kits.

Boston Scores – SCORES Summer Learning Academy/ Mario Umana Academy*

Grades Served:4 – 7 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Ivelisse Mendoza | ivelisse@bostonscores.org | 617-553-4705

Boston Scores Summer Learning Academy provides a safe, fun and active environment in which students can work to stem summer-learning loss, develop new skills, build self-esteem and make lasting friendships. Each of our school partners recruits a team of 15 boys and 15 girls to participate in all program activities. Activities include practices, enrichment workshops, and game days. Programs are teacher-led ensuring the highest quality and providing opportunities for teachers to interact with students in a more recreational setting.

Boston’s Higher Ground – Surround-Care Coalition Health Equity Initiative*

Grades Served: K1 – 8; Program Structure: Remote and In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Tom O’Toole | tom@higherground-boston.org

Boston’s Higher Ground’s Summer Learning Academy is a program for 60 students in kindergarten through grade 8 for five weeks of educational and social-emotional support during July and August of 2020. The program will give preference to currently or formerly homeless students, but we will also be accepting applications from non-homeless students. The program will include structured learning online via Zoom combined with possible local day trips to places like Thompson Island IF we can comply with recommended local and state health and safety precautions. 

One overall theme for the Higher Ground Summer Learning Academy is to explore the natural world during the COVID pandemic. Teachers will lead students to explore the natural environment through their windows, around their buildings, along the street, and, if local government and BPS guidelines permit, in open spaces in their neighborhoods. Virtual-interactive programs available from our partners will stretch students out of their home environment to explore a Boston Harbor Island, the natural life of Costa Rica, and exotic animals from around the globe living in Boston.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Hennigan*

Grades Served: 3 – 4; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Marisol Ayala | mayala@bgcb.org

The Hennigan Summer Learning Academy provides academic programming and enrichment activities for students in grades 3 – 4. Our full-day fun-filled camps are designed to keep young people off the streets, educate them during the non-school months to help prevent summer learning loss, and provide recreational experiences to which they might not otherwise have access. The Hennigan Club will provide ELA and Math instruction in the morning and enrichment activities in the afternoon. Students will participate in a variety of programming including Athletics, Tech, Art and Social Rec.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Orchard Gardens SLP*

Grades Served: 6 – 7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Russell Lamberti | rlamberti@bgcb.org | 617 686 9499

The Orchard Gardens Summer Learning Academy provides academic programming and enrichment activities for students in grades 6-7. Our full-day fun-filled camps are designed to keep young people off the streets, educate them during the non-school months to help prevent summer learning loss, and provide recreational experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston – Sumner Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: 4 – 6; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Derick Rodriguez | drodriguez@bgcb.org | 617-363-9938

The Sumner Summer Learning Academy provides academic programming and enrichment activities for students in grades 3 – 5 (entering grades 4 – 6). Our full-day fun-filled camps are designed to keep young people off the streets, educate them during the non-school months to help prevent summer learning loss, and provide recreational experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – Summer Program

Grades Served: K2-12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Program Capacity: 125

Contact: Brendan McDonald | bmcdonald@bgcdorchester.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester runs three week sessions, twice during the summer starting on July 6th.  Students participating in this program will have opportunities to engage in academic contact, explore the Arts, athletics, and enrichment programming.  STEM and music experiences are also incorporated through the summer session.  Both breakfast and lunch is provided to participants.

Breakthrough Greater Boston – 6th-12th Grade College Access Program*

Grades Served: 7 – 12 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 55

Contact: Paulina Murton | pmurton@btgbmail.org | 617-349-6647

Breakthrough offers six years of college access programming to highly motivated 7th through 12th graders. Through our tuition-free, year-round programs for middle and high school students, we inspire excitement for learning and ensure that each student is able to gain admittance to a 4-year college.

Breakthrough Greater Boston – Cambridge Campus

Grades Served: 7-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 75

The summer program is the highlight of a student’s Breakthrough middle school experience. Young, smart, energetic teaching fellows introduce middle school students to new and exciting topics in literature, math, social studies, science, and writing. With a student-to-staff ratio of 3:1, Breakthrough Greater Boston classes are small and allow students to receive individualized attention. Summer teachers, with the support of their instructional coaches, work to create engaging, student-centered classes that culminate in a hands-on final project. Students also take part in exciting field trips during the summer that bridge classroom learning with real world experience. All students receive up to two hours of homework each week night, and receive a great deal of support from their teachers to complete all assignments. Each day’s schedule includes time for mentoring, homework help, recess, and community building.

Breakthrough Greater Boston – Somerville Campus

Grades Served: 7-9; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 65

The summer program is the highlight of a student’s Breakthrough middle school experience. Young, smart, energetic teaching fellows introduce middle school students to new and exciting topics in literature, math, social studies, science, and writing. With a student-to-staff ratio of 3:1, Breakthrough Greater Boston classes are small and allow students to receive individualized attention. Summer teachers, with the support of their instructional coaches, work to create engaging, student-centered classes that culminate in a hands-on final project. Students also take part in exciting field trips during the summer that bridge classroom learning with real world experience. All students receive up to two hours of homework each week night, and receive a great deal of support from their teachers to complete all assignments. Each day’s schedule includes time for mentoring, homework help, recess, and community building.

Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Summer Science Academy

Grades Served: 9; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 18

The Summer Science Academy program for middle school students provides valuable exposure to careers in health and science education through field trips, intensive science instruction, and opportunities to explore careers in health care. Students spend the summer at BWH as paid scholars working on research and linking scientific concepts to real-life applications within the hospital.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Project TEACH

Grades Served: 10; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 20

The Project TEACH Program offered to rising sophomores provides the opportunity to learn about careers in health, science, and medicine through paid summer internships in various BWH departments, academic research projects, and weekly life skills seminars.

Brighton High School – Bengal Summer Scholars Program* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Belle Moreau | bmoreau@bostonpublicschools.org

The Bengal Summer Scholars Program will serve a variety of student profiles including juniors and seniors who are under-credited and off track for graduation as well as incoming 9th grade students. The program will consist of a project-based learning curriculum coupled with opportunities for field trips and credit recovery.

Camp Harbor View – Camp Harbor View Leaders in Training

Grades Served: 10-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Lauren Bard | lbard@campharborview.org | 617-379-5500

Our three-year Leader in Training program (for teens in grades 10-12) operates year-round, both during the summer and throughout the academic year. The program aims to help young people realize their potential as they go through high school. Each participant is paired with an advisor, who helps them navigate high school and explore post-secondary plans. Each young person in the program is afforded a paid summer job at Camp Harbor View, acting as a junior camp counselor and near-peer mentor to campers.

Casa Myrna – Summer Institute 2020

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 12

Contact: Mey Espinoza | yespinoza@casamyrna.org

Casa Myrna’s Summer Institute is a skill-development program for students in 9th – 12th grade.  This summer, the program will focus on a series of workshops for teens which focus on self-reflection, today’s current events, professional development, healthy relationships along with public speaking and presentation skill development.  Programming for teens will run for 5 weeks this summer.

CitySprouts – Young Leaders Program 

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 72

Contact: Robyn Burns | rburns@citysprouts.org | 617-876-2436

CitySprouts Young Leaders Program is an after school and summer program rooted in project-based science and engineering activities that encourage youth to think deeply and critically about the world around them and develop the skills for long-term civic engagement. We teach youth life skills that they have identified as relevant and useful to them– growing and cooking food– while also engaging them in activities and projects that encourage them to see science in the natural world and themselves as agents of change. Core elements of our curriculum include establishing a community of trust, hands-on and project-based activities, and time for group and individual reflection (through opening and closing circles, journaling, and allowing young people’s questions to inform discussion).

Community Academy – Summer* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12, Alt. Ed.; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 30

Contact: Chris McLaughlin | cmclaughlin@bostonpublicschools.org

The ABCD High School and Community Academy Summer Credit Recovery Program provides in-person and on-line courses as well as afternoon career internships for 30 student enrolled in these alternative high schools. Tailored to students who are over-aged and under-credits, the program features a community environment and holistic support. Through a partnership with the Private Industry Council and other community organizations, we provide students with career awareness and internship opportunities.

Community Music Center of Boston – SummerARTS

Grades Served: K0-9; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 70

Contact: Samantha Gambaccini | summerarts@cmcb.org | 617-482-7494

SummerARTS is a four-week program with a full range of performing arts instruction. We offer daily classes in music, dance, drama and visual arts, and performance opportunities and a cultural field trip. Our 3:1 student-to-staff ratio combined with a stellar roster of professional teaching artists ensures a wonderful summer of arts experiences and friendship.  The Music Center has a vibrant 106 year history of serving groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  Children will explore a variety of performing arts genres as they work towards an original performance during our final week.  Class activities include singing, rhythm instrument playing, creative movement, improvisation, games and visual art activities.

Community Music Center of Boston – SummerMUSIC

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 50

Contact: Michael DePasquale | mdepasquale@cmcb.org | 617-482-7494

SummerMUSIC is a unique, culturally enriching 4-week summer program right in the heart of Boston. SummerMUSIC offers individual attention, group instruction, and multiple opportunities for developing skills and self-expression for violin, viola, cello, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and French horn.

Courageous Sailing – Instructors-in-Training

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Program Capacity: 24

Contact: Ashton Smith | ashton@courageoussailing.org | 857 452-1768

The Instructor-in-Training (IITs) program is a 7-week summer job-training program. In this program, IITs make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead, and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids.

Courageous Sailing – Steps To Lead

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Program Capacity: 200

Contact: Ashton Smith | ashton@courageoussailing.org | 857 452-1768

During the Steps To Lead Program, students experience sailing as a platform to develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and experience hands-on science activities. Steps To Lead offers sailing courses for a full array of levels, from Step 1 (a one-week beginner course) through Step 5 (a 3-week advanced dinghy course).

Courageous Sailing – Swim Sail Science*

Grades Served: 4 – 5; Program Structure: Remote and In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Ashton Smith | ashton@courageoussailing.org | 857 452-1768

Swim Sail Science is an intensive, fun 5-week summer program that engages rising 4th and 5th graders through a dynamic blend of sailing, swimming, and academics. This free program is designed for students identified as being at risk of summer learning loss, and includes bus transportation, meals, and post-program childcare.

Crossroads – Camp Lapham

Grades Served: 8-10; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 310

Contact: Ali Waithe | ali@crossroadsma.org | 617-765-7098

Located in Ashby, MA, Camp Lapham is home for the first three years of the Crossroads C5 Leaders Program. Beginning as rising 8th-graders, youth attend Camp Lapham for 25 days during the summer. While there, C5 Leaders develop and practice their leadership skills through various experiential activities and workshops designed to support participants in learning how to lead both themselves and others in their communities. We work to continuously challenge participants to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and find their voices as changemakers for the future.

DotHouse Health – DotHouse Health*

Grades Served:6 – 7 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 48

Contact: Michelle Rue | michelle.rue@dothousehealth.org | 617-740-2531

Since 2005, DHH has been running the GNA as part of our Teen Center. GNA serves youth ages 12 to 19. All GNA participants benefit from a consistent schedule blending instruction and programs critical to healthy youth development, including: academic support, workforce readiness, health and wellness, civic and community leadership, media and arts and recreation. GNA has significant programming space including a dedicated Teen Center, gymnasium and use of the DHH swimming pool. Part of our program includes behavioral health support from a licensed clinician.

East Boston High School – East Boston High School Summer Review* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12, Alt. Ed.; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Melissa Curley | mcurley2@bostonpublicschools.org

EBHS Summer Review is an academic face to face credit remediation program for students 9-12. Courses offered include ELA, History, Math and Science. Students will be identified by their guidance counselors and teachers as potential candidates for the program. What makes our program unique is that it is the only summer school on this side of the city and EBHS students often have difficulty venturing into other parts of the city.

Excel High School – Summer Excel* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Shirley Garcia Pemberton | sgarcia5@bostonpublicschools.org | (978) 390-6268

5th quarter (summer) in person and online credit recovery program for students.

Fourth Presbyterian Church of South Boston – Summer Meals Programs

Grades Served: K1-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 200

Through our Summer Meals program, Fourth is able to offer breakfast and lunch to children ages 4-8. Between breakfast and lunch, we provide programming in art, music, outdoor games, and “Imagination Station.”

Freedom House – Summer Learning Project* (Teen Job opportunity)

Grades Served: 10 – 12, Alt. Ed.; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Charmaine L. Arthur | carthur@freedomhouse.com | 617-445-2805

The Summer Learning Academy brings together Freedom House, the Boston Private Industry Council and Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to provide credit-bearing dual enrollment courses, college prep, workforce experiences, and social justice and civic engagement training during the summer to better prepare students for college.

Generation Teach – GT Virtual Academy

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Contact: Ivelisse Sanchez | isanchez@genteach.org | 617-763-2708 

The GT Virtual Academy is a free 6-week academic acceleration summer program for Boston, Denver, Holyoke, and Providence students who attend partner schools and are entering grades 5 (New England only), 6, 7, or 8. Attendance is mandatory.

Girls’ LEAP – Casa Myrna

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 15

Girls’ LEAP – Open Enrollment

Grades Served: 5-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 15

Contact: Raquel Saenz | raquel@girlsleap.org

Girls’ LEAP is a self-defense and safety program that helps girls learn how to respond to a variety of unsafe situations – from peer pressure, arguments and saying no to friends, to how to escape from a situation where someone wants to hurt you.

Girls’ LEAP – Teen Mentor Program

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Program Capacity: 12

Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program), founded in 1997, is a girls empowerment organization that partners with community agencies and schools to offer our self-defense and empowerment programs, at no-cost, for girls and young women aged 8-18 in Greater Boston. The mission of Girls’ LEAP is to empower girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well-being. We offer self-defense and empowerment programs based on a curriculum that stresses physical safety skills and social-emotional, reflective activities that address the development of conflict resolution, violence de-escalation, self-esteem and courage. All programs are taught by all-female, inter-generational teaching teams.

Hale Reservation – HOLA Match

Grades Served: 2-5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Hale partners with schools to provide a variety of high-quality education and camp programs that positively impact youth. HOLA is one such program. Studied by both RAND Corporation and the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), HOLA uses best practices and proven methods to create fun, educational and memorable summer experiences.

Hale Reservation – HOLA SLA*

Grades Served: 4 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Jaclyn Ross | jross@hale1918.org | 781-326-1770

Hale works with partner schools to provide high quality education and camp programs that are proven to positively impact youth. This is a five-week experience which blends academic content taught by certified teachers with traditional camp activities such as swimming, boating, climbing, archery, and more.

Harlem Lacrosse – Mildred*

Grades Served: 6 – 9; Program Structure: Remote and In-Person  Learning; Program Capacity: 125

Contact: Jaclyn Ross | jross@hale1918.org | 781-326-1770

In the Harlem Lacrosse Summer Academy, students participate in math and ELA instruction, social-emotional learning, lacrosse practices, and a variety of field trips.

Harvard Medical School MEDscience – teleMED

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 90

Contact: medsciencesummer@hms.harvard.edu | 617-432-7047

MEDscience teleMED 2020 is an innovative and engaging online program for high school age students. This half-day one-week program will include teleMED patient cases, MEDchats, medical skills workshops, mini-group case studies, and access to the exclusive MEDscience Video Library and Toolbox. Students will receive a teleMED essentials kit prior to the start of the week.

Harvard-Kent Elementary School – Summer Learning Program*

Grades Served: 1 -3 ; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Eileen Hayes | ehayes2@bostonpublicschools.org

The HK Summer Learning Program is a 5-week, full-day learning experience for students in K2-3. In partnership with MGH/IHP, we will provide a learning experience that will help prevent summer learning loss, foster social emotional skills needed to be successful in school, and provide recreational opportunities to ensure wellness. The program day will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:00pm, spanning 7.5 hours a day. Academics will take place from 9:00am until 1:00pm, with a 10-15 minute movement break and a 30-minute lunch included. We will provide recreational and enrichment opportunities from 1:00-4:00pm. Programming will include swimming, bubble soccer, meta-movements and many other structured activities.

Haynes Early Education Center – Summer Scholars Program*

Grades Served: K2 – 1; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Wendy Nuñez | wnunez2@bostonpublicschools.org

The Haynes Summer Scholars Program is designed to support incoming K2 students and students going on to grade 1 in the fall. Our desire is to foster positive social/emotional skills, and further develop a foundation in literacy, writing, and math.

Health Resources in Action – The LEAH Project

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Allyson Shifley | ashifley@hria.org

The Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope (LEAH) Project is a science education and youth development initiative that helps low-income high school students of color succeed academically and pursue higher education and/or careers. The LEAH Project’s mission is to cultivate the power of youth to transform their lives and communities through science, education, and service. LEAH recruits, trains, and supports Boston Public Schools (BPS) high school students to become “Mentors” for elementary school students in out-of-school time (OST) programs throughout Boston. Mentors teach elementary school students science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), provide critical academic support, and serve as powerful role models for positive behavior and academic achievement.

Horizons at Dedham Country Day – HCD*

Grades Served: K1 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 140

Contact: Haris Kuljancic | hkuljancic@dcds.net

Horizons at Dedham Country Day offers a tuition-free academic enrichment summer program to students from low-income families in Boston and Dedham. For six weeks each summer, students explore science, music, theater, and art, in addition to reading and math lessons to combat what is known as “the Summer Slide.” All Horizons students make a 10-year commitment to the program, and points of entry are Pre-K & K.

Horizons at Dedham Country Day – Mattahunt*

Grades Served: K1 – 3; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Contact: Morgan Byrnes | mbyrnes@dcds.net 

Horizons works in partnership with Boston Public Schools to provide students an enriching curriculum of academic, arts, and cultural experiences for ten consecutive summers. During our 5 week program, students engage in academics focused on math and literacy and enrichment. A public-private partnership, Horizons prevents summer decline and closes the achievement gap. With nourished minds, students discover their full potential in school and beyond.

IFSI Summer Enrichment and Leadership Academy* (focused support for English-Learners)

Grades Served: K2 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Jennifer Pamphile | jpamphil92@ifsi-usa.org

IFSI uses an holistic approach to provide targeted academic support and enrichment services, that address the unique challenges of immigrant children as a way to maximize their full potential in school and beyond. IFSI Summer Enrichment is a six-week program focusing on academic activities, as well as enrichment and field trips.

Jeremiah E. Burke High School – Burke Academic & Mentoring* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 8 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Filomena Cabral | fcabral@bostonpublicschools.org

For four weeks during the summer our program will engage sixty over-aged and under-credited students in a multidisciplinary setting that will encompass academic course work, mentoring as well as job/career training. The program is designed to attract our over-aged students that have in most cases repeated grade nine more than once, and are looking for alternative ways to stay engaged in school.

Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center – Summer Learning Project*

Grades Served: 4 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Jose Sotz | jsotz@beaconcommunitiesllc.com | 617-850-9157

The Summer Learning Project (SLP at Tierney Learning Center) serves 4th and 5th graders from area BPS schools providing ELA (English/Language Arts) and Math instruction, enrichment and recreational activities with the goal of reducing summer learning loss. Students receive instruction from certified BPS teachers.

Josiah Quincy Elementary School – Elementary Summer Learning Academy* (focused support for English-Learners)

Grades Served: K2 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 200

Contact: Wai Chin Ng | wng@bostonpublicschools.org

Josiah Quincy Elementary Summer Learning Academy will focus on providing both academic and enrichment activities to students who need help in achieving grade level competency. The curriculum will consist of a balanced approach that supports various student needs through a quality program.

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts – Student Trainer Program

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Hybrid (Remote and In-person Learning); Program Capacity: 30

Contact: Alexandra Fuller | ali@levelgroundmma.org | 410-533-2210

The Student Trainer program provides a career pathway as a Fitness Professional, particularly as gym managers, personal trainers, and fitness instructors. Student Trainers learn to train clients, run fitness classes, and have the opportunity to gain nationally-recognized credentials by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. LG helps youth transition to internships and jobs with Boston-based gyms. Interested candidates must undergo an interview and selection process.

Mass Audubon – Camp BNC in Mattapan

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 450

We are planning on having camp at BNC this summer—we’re just not sure yet when it will begin. We will send out a handbook of our updated policies and procedures that will include the modifications Mass Audubon camps will be taking to adhere to the ACA, CDC, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines. Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–13 have fun while learning about nature!

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Beaver Works Summer Institute

Grades Served: 10-11; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Beaver Works is a joint venture between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the MIT School of Engineering that is envisioned as an incubator for research and innovation. Beaver Works facilitates project-based learning, a hallmark of an MIT education, and leverages the expertise and enthusiasm of MIT faculty, students, researchers, and Lincoln Laboratory staff to broaden partnerships with MIT campus and students.

MassArt – Artward Bound

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 35

Contact: Bethany Strohm | bfstrohm@massart.edu | 617-879-7167

Artward Bound is a free four-year college access program that prepares 9th-12th grade Boston-area students interested in art and design with the artistic, academic, and life skills needed to thrive in college and beyond. Artward Bound accepts applications from students who are passionate about art and design and have an interest in attending art school, are underserved in terms of access to the arts, and have financial need (Boston AMI 80%).

Mattahunt Elementary School – Toussaint L’Ouverture Academy Summer Camp*

Grades Served: 8 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 55

Contact: Yvrose Bourdeau | ybourdeau@bostonpublicschools.org | 617-990-6259

The Mattahunt Toussaint L’Ouverture Academy Summer program is a Haitian Creole dual-language summer program with the goal to expose students to learning in both English and Creole. We have 3 hours of academic learning in both languages along with lunch and enrichment activities including Friday field trips each week.

McKay K-8 School – Donald McKay & James Otis Summer Academic Enrichment Program*

Grades Served: 1 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Contact: Susan Huang | shuang@bostonpublicschools.org

The purpose of the McKay/Otis Summer Program is to provide students from the McKay and Otis Schools with high-quality academic summer programming along with valuable opportunity-gap closing enrichment activities. The program will also provide families with a reliable, trusted provider of safe, supportive out-of-school time academic programming.

National Park Service – Hill to Harbor Corps

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 6

The Hill to Harbor Corps is a summer employment opportunity for 15-18 year-olds from the greater Boston area. As members of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), teens will work with park rangers to facilitate summer camps for local organizations, lead pop-up public engagement activities, and explore the National Parks of Boston. Youth employees receive benefits such as a student transportation card and CPR/AED certification. Hill to Harbor YCCs work in two teams: as part of Harbor Discovery Camps or Trails to Freedom teams.

National Park Service – Historias de Boston

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 4

In this summer employment program, participants will research and gather stories of leadership within the Boston Latinx community and the three different sites of the National Parks of Boston. Participants will learn how to conduct interviews, record and edit videos, and tell stories so that they can produce short documentaries that highlight the connections between the Latinx and national park communities in Boston.

Neighborhood Network Center Inc. – Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

Grades Served: K0-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Through the CDF Freedom Schools model, we empower youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country and world with hope, education and action. Rooted in the Mississippi Freedom Summer project of 1964, the CDF Freedom Schools program has historically and continues to be apart of the Black Community Crusade for Children®. The CDF Freedom Schools program is a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed to serve children and youth in grades K–12 in communities where quality academic enrichment programming is limited, too expensive, or non-existent. By partnering with schools, faith and community-based organizations, municipalities, colleges and universities, and juvenile detention facilities, we are able to offer this program in these communities at no-cost.

O’Bryant School of Mathematics – O’Bryant Summer Academy (7-12)* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 7 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 130

Contact: Denise Traniello | dtraniello@bostonpublicschools.org | 617-592-6139

This program will offer credit recovery for students who were not successful during the school year in their Math, ELA, Social Studies/Science courses. There will be online and direct instruction for these students.

Parkour Generations Boston – Summer Parkour Clinics

Grades Served: 1-6; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 100

Our clinics are designed to give kids a safe and positive environment for them to learn about and explore their world. Each location has a unique setting, but all of them explore and build on the themes of responsibility, capability, and respect, while also teaching the techniques, movements, and philosophy of parkour. By the end of a week, participants will come away with “parkour vision”- an increased awareness of the world around them and how they can interact with it.

Patrick J. Kennedy – Summer Program*

Grades Served: K2 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Jessica Vazquez | jvazquez3@bostonpublicschools.org | 617-635-8466

The PJ Kennedy Summer Enrichment program will provide students in grades kindergarten through grade five the opportunity to extend their school year learning through supplemental academic instruction.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Kerry McGowan | brye@pbha.org | 617-548-4671

PBHA’s Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE) offers seven weeks of academic and enrichment summer programming to refugee and immigrant children ages 6 to thirteen in Dorchester. BRYE campers are referred to us through BPS teachers and administrators, social workers and partner community organizations for out-of-school ESL education.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Chinatown Adventure

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Kerry McGowan | brye@pbha.org | 617-548-4671

Chinatown Adventure (CHAD) is a summer day camp that blends enrichment and academics. The program seeks to serve low-income youth residents in the Chinatown community. Cultural , academic, socio-emotional competencies are developed throughout the summer.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Franklin I-O

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Laurie Chorney | fio@pbha.org | 617-496-9127

Franklin IO is a seven week summer program serving the youth of the Franklin Field and Franklin Hill neighborhoods. Franklin IO’s curriculum focuses on socio-emotional learning, peace building skills and experiential learning. Campers engage in classroom activities each morning and explore the city and its cultural institutions in the afternoons.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Keylatch

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Kate@pbha.org | keylatch@pbha.org | 857-366-1672

PBHA’s Keylatch Summer Program (KSP) offers an affordable and engaging summer camp to young people living in Boston’s South End and Lower Roxbury communities. Like all of our Summer Urban Program camps, Keylatch Summer engages campers in mornings of academic enrichment, afternoons of educational field trips, and artistic, cultural, and service-learning workshops throughout the week, along with two overnight camping trips and a day-long final trip.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Leaders!

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 25

PBHA’s Leaders! provides teens from Boston and Cambridge with full-time teaching and mentoring during the summer and college access, mentoring, and leadership development during the term.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Mission Hill Summer Program

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Kate Johnsen | mhsp@pbha.org | 857-366-1672

PBHA’s Mission Hill Summer Program (MHSP) provides an affordable, engaging seven-week academic summer program in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Like all of our Summer Urban Program camps, Mission Hill Summer Program engages campers in mornings of academic enrichment, afternoons of educational field trips, and artistic, cultural, and service-learning workshops throughout the week, along with two overnight camping trips and a day-long final trip.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Native American Youth Enrichment Program

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Nicole Young | nayep@pbha.org | 617-650-7303

The Native American Youth Enrichment Program (NAYEP) seeks to serve youth of Native background in the greater Boston area. Cultural, academic and socio-emotional development are the focus of this seven week summer day camp. NAYEP engages community partners and elders to provide workshops and experiential learning opportunities to youth.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Kerry McGowan | brye@pbha.org | 617-548-4671

In 1986, five Harvard undergraduates recognized the need for summertime English as a Second Language (ESL) programming among the growing refugee and immigrant communities of the Greater Boston Area. Establishing PBHA’s Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (RYSE) program, these students dedicated themselves to serving high-school aged immigrants and refugees by improving their English language skills, addressing the gap in SAT scores between native speakers and English Language Learners, and broadening their access to college and higher learning institutions. Now entering its 29th year, RYSE continues to provide affordable, intensive ESL instruction and college preparation to low-income to recent immigrant and refugee high school students. Unlike the rest of the PBHA’s Summer Urban Program, RYSE is an evening camp, operating from 4:30-7:30 PM on the Harvard campus.

Phillips Brooks House Association – Roxbury Youth Initiative

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Laurie Chroney | ryi@pbha.org | 617-496-9127

PBHA’s Roxbury Youth Initiative, or RYI, strives to create a safe, exciting, scholarly, and positive learning environment for Roxbury’s children by collaborating with community members, parents, children, and a network of social service organizations to offer a seven-week, community-based, academic summer camp. RYI promotes and encourages academic and personal excellence by instilling the importance of community activism, consciousness, and education in the youth of Roxbury.

Phillips Brooks House Association – South Boston Outreach Summer

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 50

Contact: Nicole Young | nayep@pbha.org | 617-650-7303

PBHA’s South Boston Outreach Summer, or SBOS, offers an academic summer day camp for young people ages 6–13 from South Boston for seven weeks each summer. Like all of our Summer Urban Program camps, SOBS engages campers in mornings of academic enrichment, afternoons of educational field trips, and artistic, cultural, and service-learning workshops throughout the week, along with two overnight camping trips and a day-long final trip. The program places a significant focus on curricula that utilize substance abuse prevention and service-learning to support the academic achievement and positive youth development of our campers and combat historically widespread issues endured by the South Boston community.

Piers Park Sailing Center – Science of Sailing

Grades Served: 1-12; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 420

Contact: Alex DeFronzo | adefronzo@piersparksailing.org

Students learn about marine life, the physics of a sailboat, and sailing skills on Boston Harbor. Students and instructors work together each day to create goals that align with each individual’s level progression throughout the week. Student progress is tracked through “The Little Red Book” and stored at PPSC from season to season. This allows students to pick up where they left off form previous years and not worry about completing a level before leaving for the season.

S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: 6 – 7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 50

Contact: Alix Holder | aholder@westeamahead.org | 617-513-7928

The STEAM Ahead: Summer Learning Academy is a 5-week summer day program for rising 6th and 7th grade students throughout Boston. The program will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will consist of several components, including S.T.E.A.M. course work (Math, Coding, Arts, Engineering), field trips, and guest speakers.

Sociedad Latina – ALAS*

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 45

Contact: Juan Maldonado | juan@sociedadlatina.org | (617) 442-4299

At Sociedad Latina and through our school-based programming, youth receive tutoring and homework help, mentoring from college students, SAT test preparation, and workshops that support long-term academic success (i.e. time management, communication, effective study skills). Each youth meets individually with an academic case manager to develop actionable plans for staying on track in school and reaching their educational goals. Through bilingual one-on-one coaching, test prep, college visits, application/financial aid support, and post-secondary guidance, we support low-income Latino and English learner youth to graduate from high school and succeed in college.

Sociedad Latina – Emprende*

Grades Served: 9 – 10; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 30

Through an innovative 10-week program, Latino and English learner youth explore the fields of entrepreneurship and business by creating business plans, executing soft launches of prototypes, exploring postsecondary academic and career options, and pitching their ventures to a panel of “mock” potential investors. During the summer, youth have the opportunity to participate in an intensive 10-week entrepreneurship curriculum.

Sociedad Latina – Escalera*

Grades Served: 10 – 11; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 25

In grade 9, youth enroll in Acceleration Academy, an academic support and postsecondary success program aimed at promoting on-time graduation for youth and opening doors to higher education. At Sociedad Latina and through our school-based programming, youth receive tutoring and homework help, mentoring from college students, SAT test preparation, and workshops that support long-term academic success (i.e. time management, communication, effective study skills). Each youth meets individually with an academic case manager to develop actionable plans for staying on track in school and reaching their educational goals. In preparation to transition to 11th grade, students participate in an intensive summer program where they learn the skills necessary to prepare for postsecondary pathways to success.

Sociedad Latina – STEAM Team – Dearborn*

Grades Served: 6 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 45

Contact: Juan Maldonado | juan@sociedadlatina.org | (617) 442-4299

Our year-round afterschool and summer middle school programming integrates education and enrichment to boost academic achievement, support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) engagement, build social-emotional skills, and explore careers. Youth receive homework help from college tutors and use STEAM to address community issues through service-learning projects. Participants also have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and create positive relationships with adults. Many middle school participants take part in our Summer Bridge program as rising 9th graders and transition into our Acceleration Academy upon entering high school.

Sociedad Latina – STEAM Team – Simmons*

Grades Served: 6 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 45

Contact: Juan Maldonado | juan@sociedadlatina.org | (617) 442-4299

Our year-round afterschool and summer middle school programming integrates education and enrichment to boost academic achievement, support science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) engagement, build social-emotional skills, and explore careers. Youth receive homework help from college tutors and use STEAM to address community issues through service-learning projects. Participants also have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and create positive relationships with adults. Many middle school participants take part in our Summer Bridge program as rising 9th graders and transition into our Acceleration Academy upon entering high school.

Speak for the Trees – Teen Urban Tree Corps Program

Grades Served: 10-12; Program Structure: Remote Project-Based Learning; Program Capacity: 17

Contact: Ellen Menounos | ellenmenounos@gmail.com

The Teen Urban Tree Corps (TUTC) program is in its second year. This summer’s work will take place virtually. Our youth teens will learn about Boston’s urban forest and become advocates for trees in the city. Our teen-driven approach will also help to develop a more informed and engaged constituency, increase public awareness of the benefits of a healthy urban forest, and build a coalition and community around trees at the neighborhood level.

Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center – Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: 3 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 45

Contact: Charlynne Mines-Smart | cmines-smart@sportsmenstennis.org | (617) 288-9092

Summer Learning at Sportsmen’s is a free 5 week academic and enrichment program for BPS students to help stem summer learning loss. Summer Learning offers a balance of academic support and enrichment that includes science, fitness and fields trips.

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs – B-SAFE 

Grades Served: K2 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 553

Contact: Liz Steinhauser | liz@ssypboston.org | (617) 262-9070

The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop’s Summer Academic & Enrichment Program) is a five-week, full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school. The goal of the program is to build a community where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected.

Strong Women in Action (SWIA) – Youth STEM Initiative

Grades Served: 6-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 20

Come and explore science, technology, engineering, and math in a virtual interactive environment. What sets us apart? Changing that feeling of desire to help others into ACTION, to provide a non-judgmental environment. STRONG, WOMEN, IN ACTION, a woman led networking organization that empowers and strengthen. SWIA, Educates, Supports and Strengthens women of all ages and backgrounds, and inspire those that received, to give back to their communities through mentorship, networking and volunteerism.

TechBoston Academy – TechBoston Academy* (Credit Recovery Support)

Grades Served: 9 – 12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 180

Contact: Jessica Descartes | jdescartes@bostonpublicschools.org | (617) 635-1615

The Summer Learning Academy brings together Freedom House, the Boston Private Industry Council and Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology to provide credit-bearing dual enrollment courses, college prep, workforce experiences, and social justice and civic engagement training during the summer to better prepare students for college.

The Calculus Project – Boston University – Two Sessions

Grades Served: 8-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 50

Contact: Adrian Mims | thecalcproject@gmail.com | 617-594-4851

The Calculus Project and Leadership Academy is a rigorous summer enrichment program that prepares students to succeed in high-level mathematics. Students participate in field experiences that allow them to understand how math is applied in the real world and reconvene on the college campus one Saturday each month.

The Ella J. Baker House – iConnect

Grades Served: 5-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Kids will work in small groups online to plan a safe, in-person celebration at the end of the summer. The program will integrate lots of exciting recreation throughout and end with kids having lots of fun at the celebration they plan together. This Baker House program is for rising 5th through 8th graders. Creating the plan will help students find out about how to be safe from Covid-19 and will require research, a written proposal and math computation. Classes will be led by experienced teachers supported by several undergraduate assistant teachers. Recreation will include online Charades, games with prizes and competitions for best rap song design among other activities.

The Possible Project – Session 1: Business Virtual Bootcamp Summer 2020, Session 2: Design Sprint Virtual Bootcamp Summer 2020

Grades Served: 10-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Nancy Jones | nancy@possibleproject.org | 6174929200

The Possible Project is a three-year afterschool program that helps students develop 21st-century learning skills necessary to work collaboratively and solve problems. We guide students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experiences and work one-on-one to create individualized career planning that will lead to future success.

The Steppingstone Foundation – College Success Academy*

Grades Served: 5 – 7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Christopher Parris | cparris@tsf.org | 617-423-6300

The College Success Academy works to improve college outcomes for Boston students in partnership with Boston Public Schools by providing after-school and summer sessions to advance the academic achievement, social-emotional competency, and college awareness of students towards goals of high school graduation, and college enrollment and completion.

The Steppingstone Foundation – The Steppingstone Academy*

Grades Served: 5 – 7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 170

Contact: Mary Sullivan | msullivan@tsf.org | (617) 423-6300

The Steppingstone Academy prepares motivated, Boston students for acceptance to and success at top independent, Catholic, and public exam schools. Scholars, who are admitted the spring before their fifth- or sixth-grade year, participate in a rigorous course of academic preparation that spans two summers and one academic year.

The3PointFoundation – C.A.B. Academy*

Grades Served: 6 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 50

Contact: Erica L. Rivers | erica.rivers@3pointfoundation.org | 508-631-5687

C.A.B Academy is a vibrant five week summer academy for students from schools in the 3Point After-School Program. Students improve their writing, math, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills in a vigorous project based learning (PBL) curriculum focusing on entrepreneurship and through the use of digital and computer design and fabrication equipment. In the nonacademic portion of the program, C.A.B. uses art, swimming dance and sports to focus on social-emotional growth by encouraging students’ self-awareness and social awareness, providing pathways that lead to self-management and disciplined decision making

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center – Green Ambassador Program

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 12

Contact: Erica L. Rivers | erica.rivers@3pointfoundation.org | 508-631-5687

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, in partnership with National Parks of Boston, provides Boston youth with experience in the green job sector. The Green Ambassadors program is designed to develop life skills, workforce readiness, and environmental stewardship, while providing career training in future green pathways.

UMass Boston – Project REACH/Talent Search – Summer

Grades Served: 8-10; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 30

The Talent Search Program is a college and career readiness program that identifies and serves disadvantaged young people. Our goal is to encourage them to continue in, graduate from high school, and to enroll in programs of post-secondary education. High school and post-secondary dropouts are also encouraged to return to school and assisted in the process. The majority of services are provided at the students’ middle or high schools within a classroom or workshop setting. Students may also make appointments to meet with Talent Search staff at our UMass Boston campus office after school or during school vacations.

UMass Boston – Upward Bound

Grades Served: 10-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 35

Contact: Suamy Ventura | suamy.ventura@umb.edu | 617-287-5845

UMass Boston Upward Bound Program is a Federally Funded TRiO program, that prepares students from low-income and first-generation with academic and social support to ensure that they will successfully graduate from high school and college. The services include, test preparation, college & financial aid application and a six-week summer residential.

UMass Boston – Urban Scholars Program

Grades Served: 9-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 60

Contact: Jamie Morrison | jamie.morrison@umb.edu | 617-297-6961

Urban Scholars provides academically striving high school students, especially those from low income and minority backgrounds, with the resources to enter and successfully complete post-secondary education. The Urban Scholars Program is a year-round program structured around after-school classes and an intensive six-week summer institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. We provide these students with the skills and attitudes necessary to achieve their full potential through a structured sequence of academic courses and activities designed to build a strong repertoire of basic and higher-level skills, task commitment and self-motivation. The curriculum complements the public school curriculum by helping students to develop the math, reading, writing, and reasoning skills they will need to complete school and continue their studies in higher education.

UMass Boston Institute of Learning and Teaching – TAG/ALERTA* (focused support for English-Learners)

Grades Served: 6 – 9; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Michelle Irene Polanco Pereira | michelle.pereira@umb.edu | 617.287.7638

The Talented and Gifted Latino Program (TAG) and Project Alerta (ALERTA) are designed to support Latino students and English Learners through a combination of project-based classroom practices and a learning environment that fosters students’ cultural pride and civic engagement in a five-week accelerated summer learning program at UMass Boston.

Warren Prescott K-8 School – Summer Bridging Academics and Science*

Grades Served: K2 – 4; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 105

Contact: Karen Scholz | kscholz@bostonpublicschools.org

The Bridging Academics and Science, STEM focused summer program at the Warren-Prescott School will incorporate hands on Science Inquiry with core ELA and Math work to prevent summer learning loss, providing support and enrichment to students at all levels of learning. With a focus on STEM, and Farm to Table Science, this program will reinforce academic language acquisition and support learning for English Language Learners. Bridging Science with Academics provides a focused environment with smaller classes, specific learning goals, and fun hands-on activities. Many careers require advanced mathematical and scientific knowledge and skills. Being introduced to math and science at an early age gives the youngest students a distinct advantage. Hands-on experiences with STEM activities will enrich them with important knowledge and develop necessary ski

West End House – West End House

Grades Served: 2-12; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Contact: Kristin Rhuda | krhuda@westendhouse.org | 6178707522

West End House delivers meaningful academic enrichment, arts education, and swimming programs on-site at its facility during the school day for students of the neighboring Jackson Mann K-8 School.

World Ocean School – Dockside Programming aboard Schooner Roseway

Grades Served: All Ages; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 10 (at a time)

Contact: Cara James | cara@worldoceanschool.org 

World Ocean School would like to welcome you aboard this summer to step away from the computer screen, to re-engage with the outdoors, and to get a glimpse into the life of a sailor aboard a National Historic Landmark, Schooner Roseway. Tailored to the ages and interests of each group, families will have the opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon learning together in a safe, hands-on, authentic experience aboard Roseway from our energetic crew.

WriteBoston Teens in Print – Summer Journalism Institute

Grades Served: 8-11; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 32

Contact: Carla Gualdron | carlagualdron@writeboston.org | 617-541-2635

Six-week intensive Student Journalism Institute program. Students learn the basics of journalism – print and digital – and get to see their writing published in the Teens in Print Newspaper, distributed across BPS high schools, libraries, and community centers. Students have the opportunity to be paid (up to $300 per week) or receive volunteer hours.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Achievers Program*

Grades Served: 6 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Y Achievers Program is designed to provide the critical support that low income and first generation students need to complete post-secondary education. Annually, the Achievers programs serves roughly 200 high school students from Boston and surrounding communities. The YMCA of Greater Boston intentionally introduces teens in grades 6 – 8 to professionals who guide them through experiences – ranging from civic engagement, community service projects, and academic support – that readies them for life after high school, In Y Achievers, students make new friends, learn healthy lifestyle choices, and prepare for their future.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Camp Ponkapoag

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 300

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

Thomas M. Menino YMCA day camps and summer programs are among nearly two dozen Y experiences offered around the Boston metro area, ensuring kids have a fun and exciting summer! At the Y, kids spend the day creating arts and crafts, exploring science and technology, swimming, participating in field trips, exploring nature, learning about our many cultures and making new friends and memories. Summer learning, including literacy activities, is also part of the Y summer experience.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Camp Ponkapoag SLA*

Grades Served: 3 – 7; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 160

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Summer Learning Academy at the Ponkapoag Outdoor Center is a 5-week, hands-on summer program that blends academics and enrichment. Students engage in quality ELA and Math instruction each morning led by certified teachers. Afternoons are spent engaging in traditional summer activities and hands-on learning experiences. At Ponkapoag, students will engage in swimming, hiking, archery, ropes, outdoor science, and the arts. Through this well rounded program model, students will engage in a full day of learning that challenges not only their mind, but their body and spirit as well.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Dorchester Summer Explorers

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 190

Contact: Kelly MacLean | kmaclean@ymcaboston.org | 6174367752

As an outdoor and field trip based camp, Dorchester Summer Explorers seeks to spark each child’s interest and curiosity in exploring the world around them. With a focus on achievement, friendships, belonging, and outside play, Summer Explorers camp will offer a weekly schedule of hands-on activities such as swimming, art, dance, science, literacy, teambuilding, healthy living, and character education. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.

YMCA of Greater Boston – East Boston

Grades Served: K1-7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 184

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Y Day Camp at East Boston keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy, and learning. Above all, we focus on making summer fun. Program goals include: Hands-on exploration & skill building, exposure to the arts, team building, focus on wellbeing, building life skills, active play, social and emotional growth, quality staff, memories to cherish, and strong role models.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Gardner Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: K2 – 8; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 180

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Summer Learning Academy at the Gardner Pilot Academy is a 5 week, hands-on summer program that blends academics and enrichment. Students engage in quality ELA and Math instruction each morning led by certified teachers. Afternoons are spent engaging in hands-on learning opportunities and traditional summer activities. Fridays are spent offsite on community field trips.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Huntington YMCA

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 150

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

Urban Adventure Camp encourages independence and leadership, and builds autonomy through fun, supervised activities in the city. Kids will improve sports skills, explore new talents and learn the Y’s character values. With outdoor adventures, swimming, weekly field trips and more, your child is sure to build lasting friendships and memories!

YMCA of Greater Boston – Mendell & Kennedy SLA*

Grades Served: 1 – 3; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Summer Learning Academy at the Mendell Elementary School is a 5-week, hands-on summer program that blends academics and enrichment. Students engage in quality ELA and Math instruction each morning led by certified teachers. Afternoons are spent engaging in hands-on learning opportunities, traditional summer activities, and offsite community field trips.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Menino*

Grades Served: 1 – 3; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 80

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Summer Learning Academy at the Menino YMCA is a 5-week, hands-on summer program that blends academics and enrichment. Students engage in quality ELA and Math instruction each morning led by certified teachers. Afternoons are spent engaging in hands-on learning opportunities, traditional summer activities, and offsite community field trips.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Oak Square YMCA Camp Walsh

Grades Served: K0-7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 326

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Y Day Camp at Oak Square keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy, and learning. Above all, we focus on making summer fun. Program goals include: Hands-on exploration & skill building, exposure to the arts, team building, focus on wellbeing, building life skills, active play, social and emotional growth, quality staff, memories to cherish, and strong role models.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Parkway Bear Camps

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 206

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Y Day Camp at the West Roxbury Parkway keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy, and learning. Above all, we focus on making summer fun. Program goals include: Hands-on exploration & skill building, exposure to the arts, team building, focus on wellbeing, building life skills, active play, social and emotional growth, quality staff, memories to cherish, and strong role models.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Roxbury

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 274

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

Y Day Camp keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy, and learning. Above all, we focus on making summer fun. Exciting and creative activities are inspired by the Y’s three focus areas; youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Designed to spark each child’s interest in the world around them, participants have a blast exploring their local community, sharing new experiences and building self-confidence.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Umana Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: K2 – 4; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 120

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

The Summer Learning Academy at the Mario Umana is a 5-week program that blends high-quality academics and hands-on enrichment in a unique dual language model. Mornings are led by certified teachers leading Math and English/language arts instruction in Spanish. Afternoons are spent diving into hands-on enrichment activities that all focus on a central theme.

YMCA of Greater Boston – Wang

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Structure: In-Person Learning; Program Capacity: 209

Contact: Ali Ricketson | aricketson@ymcaboston.org

Y Day Camp at the Wang YMCA keeps kids engaged, safe, healthy, and learning. Above all, we focus on making summer fun. Encourage life-long learning with literacy, creative arts, field trips, sports, games, swimming, and community exploration. Your child will build positive relationships, enhance social and leadership skills, and strengthen self-esteem and confidence in a positive, caring and safe environment.

Zoo New England – Zoo School – Summer Learning Academy*

Grades Served: 4 – 5; Program Structure: Remote Learning; Program Capacity: 40

Contact: Rebecca Nuske | rnuske@zoonewengland.org | 617-989-2683

Zoo School at Franklin Park Zoo is going virtual! This is a 5 week no cost summer program, serving BPS students who are entering 4th or 5th grade in the fall. We provide instruction in Math, and Reading and Writing, while also integrating meaningful zoo experiences. You might get to see an animal up close in a live online encounter, talk to a keeper, make observations like a scientist, or even learn how to train an animal! Our program also has a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning, so you can be sure your child will learn skills like communication, teamwork, and perseverance. Join us this year for a summer like no other!