State of Summer 2022

Welcome to Boston After School & Beyond’s Summer 2022 page, where you can find high-quality summer learning programs. 

Summer 2022 Site Map

Use the map below to find programs in your area. To learn more about a program, click on the desired pin on the map.

Orange: In-Person Programs           Blue: Hybrid (In-Person and Remote Learning) Programs            Purple: Remote/TBD Programs

Summer 2022 Program List

The table below lists all Summer 2022 programs in alphabetical order. You can scroll through the list or search based on certain criteria:

  • To search for a specific program, type the program name in the search bar of the Program Name box and select the desired program.
  • To filter for a specific learning model, use the Learning Model box and select the desired learning model (In-Person, Remote, or Hybrid).
  • To filter for a specific location, use the City/Neighborhood box and select the desired location.
  • To filter by grade level, select the box of the desired grade level. You may select more than one grade level to show programs that serve all grades selected.

To see additional information on the programs, such as contact information, scroll to the right using the scroll bar at the bottom of the table.

Weekly Summer Attendance & Enrollment Update

Resources

If your program would like to schedule a field trip to the Franklin Park Zoo, please fill out this form and contact John Anderson with any questions at janderson@zoonewengland.org.

If your program would like to schedule a field trip to the Boston Children’s Museum, please fill out this form and contact Peter Liffers with any questions at liffers@bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

If your program would like to schedule a free field trip to the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Museum of the Ancient Near East, please fill out this form and contact PMAEreserve@hmsc.harvard.edu with any questions. Please note in the Comment section of your application that you are part of the Boston After School & Beyond network for free admission!

The USS Constitution Museum is providing Boston summer learning programs with free access to the museum this summer. Programs that require transportation may also receive assistance to get to and from the USS Constitution at no cost.

Please visit their website for descriptions & details, and email groupreservations@usscm.org to reserve your visit.

View job openings within our network here.

Contact

If you have questions regarding any of the programs above, please reach out to that program’s contact person first. If there is no contact listed, please reach out to Wil Cardwell (wcardwell@bostonbeyond.org).

Please contact Riley Glosick (rglosick@bostonbeyond.org) if you would like to make edits to your program’s information.

Welcome to Boston After School & Beyond’s Summer 2022 page, where you can find high-quality summer learning 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.

Summer Early Focus – East Zone EEC

Grades Served: K0-2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: East Boston EEC, 135 Gove St, Boston, 02128

Contact: Website , Application link, program staff contact information

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

Program Goals: Academics: literacy, Math, Science to help them reach grade level proficiency To develop socio-emotional skills and increase efficiency by building skills competencies- to help them interact in complex environments.

Special Program Approach: Interact with others in a setting of 2/20 teacher student ration, and in addition a high school student in each class to support learning and allow for one-on-one and small group intervention. Use of an interactive high quality research based curriculum with project base, child-centered approach.

Little Voices Early Care – Little Voices at The Channing

Grades Served: K0-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/1/2022-9/6/2022

Location: William Ellery Channing School, 35 Sunnyside St., Hyde Park, 02136

Contact: Email littlevoicesece@gmail.com

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

Program Goals: Little Voices is committed to giving our students a great summer experience. After a year of uncertainty children will come together to practice skills from teamwork and communication to perseverance, problem solving skills and self-regulation. Using tools that we as a program have learned over the year, students will gain experiences in group activities to learn self-help skills like cooking, creativity skills like painting, book clubs and social awareness skills like learning about their community.

Special Program Approach: Our program focusses on relationship building in many ways. Students will have chances to work together on long term projects, learn about robotics and have fun. At this program we work on relationship building and leadership opportunities.

Little Voices Early Care – Little Voices at the Community Center

Grades Served: K0-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/1/2022-9/6/2022

Location: Little Voices @ the Community Center, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, 02136

Contact: Email littlevoicesece@gmail.com

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

Program Goals: Little Voices is committed to giving our students a great summer experience. After a year of uncertainty children will come together to practice skills from teamwork and communication to perseverance, problem solving skills and self-regulation. Using tools that we as a program have learned over the year, students will gain experiences in group activities to learn self-help skills like cooking, creativity skills like painting, book clubs and social awareness skills like learning about their community. Students will have learning opportunities skill build, have leadership opportunities and learn about their communities. This summer we are also focusing on the community and how to travel in it as well as things like how to open a bank account or how to access the library. These are things that have faded since the pandemic. We also want kids to get out and play!!! Swimming and field trips are greatly needed this year.

Special Program Approach: Our program focusses on relationship building in many ways. Students will have chances to work together on long term projects, learn about robotics and have fun. Our program typically has continuity with families. Many children we have had since infancy so we have that opportunity and responsibility to children and families to develop programming that is appropriate for their development… And have some fun along the way!!”

Summer Program at Shaloh House

Grades Served: K0-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/27/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Shaloh House, 29 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, 02135

Contact: Call 617-787-2200 or visit https://www.cgiboston.com/

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

Program Goals: Overview: The Shaloh House Summer Program primarily (though not exclusively) serve the large population of second-generation immigrants. A vast majority of Shaloh House after-school program participants, about 90%, are children of immigrants from Russia, Israel, and Spain and are English language learners. The program serves children of the ages between three and fifteen who live in the Greater Boston area. Our program runs from 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. It includes a wide range of educational and cultural classes and experiences. Some examples are swimming, lacrosse, healthy cooking, ESL, gardening, and fencing. Overall, we aim to provide a summer full of opportunities for our youth to learn and grow, from both intellectual and psychological perspectives. The summer period is important to target, since challenging kids intellectually and physically can boost the progress they had during the school year and prevent a summer slide. In his 2008 book “Outliers: The Story of Success” Malcolm Gladwell uses longitudinal reading scores from Kindergarten to fourth grade in Baltimore Public Schools to show that low, middle and high-income children all gain academically during the school year. It’s the summer months where the achievement gap occurs. Shaloh House is determined to provide excellent program to students of any income to positive influence their family relationships and school performance.

Center for Arabic Culture – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K1-2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Hennigan K-8, 200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain, 02130

Contact: They can contact us through: – The Center for Arabic website www.cacboston.org, – Through the application link. Or, – Through emailing us at info@cacboston.org with any questions.

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

Program Goals: At this program, students will get a chance to learn general education and cultural enrichment through subjects through arts, drama, music and Arabic language. Children will get the support they need in their

school general education subjects and get immersed in learning Arabic culture through speaking, reading and writing, singing and music education, and drama and theater classes. The program engages the students by actively using the language and the cultural subjects in interpersonal interpretive, and presentational modes. Our program focuses on active-learning strategies and student-centered pedagogy, accommodating 21st century learners from all backgrounds In designing our program, the curriculum team focused on important concepts from the classical approach of learning languages, in addition to the educational standards of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Our classes are small and engaging. This allows for extensive opportunities for conversation and participation. We provide hands-on learning experience. Classes will be taught by licenses and experienced teachers to build an engaging and rich diverse educational experience for the students.

Special Program Approach: At the Center for Arabic Culture Summer Learning Academy, students are exposed to diverse cultural education through learning Arabic language and culture, art classes, Arabic music and singing classes, and drama classes. CAC teaches Arabic culture through a secular and inclusive curriculum, providing an environment that welcomes everyone regardless of their background. The students will benefit from learning with experienced teachers and art educators who focus on building a rich and diverse classroom experience. The students will learn: – General education subjects to help them excel academically at school and overcome any challenges. – Arabic language classes including a focus on speaking, reading, and writing through contemporary methods like games, art activities, storytelling, singing, and calligraphy. – Arabic Music: Students will learn about Arabic music and instruments. They will get a hands on experience playing actual instruments. They will learn the different Arabic music styles and scales (Makam) and they will learn about the cultural connection between Western and Middle Eastern music. – Drama classes: student will learn the culture through theater and drama classes. They will learn to express their ideas, embrace their identity, and reflect on their own experiences. Theater classes will help students develop the necessary social skills to overcome obstacles, develop identity pride and better communicate within the community. – Art classes: students will learn the language and culture through art classes like Arabic calligraphy and other cultural artistic styles.

Haynes Early Education Center – Summer Scholars Program

Grades Served: K1-K2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Haynes Early Education Center, 263 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, 02119

Contact: We have a Haynes summer scholars website. The website has the Boston public schools summer learning common application available for families. We have also shared the link with families via email. Website link: https://sites.google.com/bostonpublicschools.org/haynessummerscholars/home

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

Program Goals: At this program, students will learn math, phonics, writing, and reading skills that will prepare them for the upcoming school year. Each grade level has a themed summer curriculum that is rich in interactive read alouds and hands on themes activities. Our K1 students spend the summer learning about ocean animals and habitats. Our Kindergarten students spend their summer learning about bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Special Program Approach: Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, at this program, students were given the chance to visit the New England Aquarium, the Boston Nature Center, and The BASE for a real life experience and to make connections with the themed units they would engaging in throughout the summer. This summer we are no longer able to visit many of these sites, however we would like to welcome these organizations into our school yard and building to receive those same experiences in person. Students will also have the chance to receive books from Read Boston and listen to an oral story teller. Finally, students will be provided with daily opportunities to explore and grow through play, building activities, art, and creatively writing.

Summer Early Focus – Ellison Parks

Grades Served: K1-3; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Ellison Parks EES, 108 Babson St., Boston, 02126

Contact: The SEF program builds on children’s learning during the school year, and is highly engaging and child-driven. We have two teachers to 20 students in K0-2nd, using the SEF curriculum. Students will engage in high quality instructional practices, take walking field trips and have structured and unstructured play opportunities.

Program Goals: SEF provides individualized targeted intervention to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally for the year ahead. Teachers and principals along with ODA consult nominate students based on need for further support. Classrooms comprised of 15-20 students are taught by 2 certified teachers. The small ratio and co-teaching model provide for greater support, particularly in vocabulary and discussion. PD and real-time observation of their teaching partner helps teachers improve their practice and foster a strong model of community-building for students to observe. Sites in low-income neighborhoods ensure that families most in need have greatest program access. Workshops for families provide knowledge of and access to BPS resources so they are best prepared to support their learners

Summer Early Focus – Orchard Gardens

Grades Served: K1-3; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Orchard Gardens, 906 Albany St, Roxbury, 02119

Contact: The SEF program builds on children’s learning during the school year, and is highly engaging and child-driven. We have two teachers to 20 students in K0-2nd, using the SEF curriculum. Students will engage in high quality instructional practices, take walking field trips and have structured and unstructured play opportunities.

Program Goals: SEF provides individualized targeted intervention to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally for the year ahead. Teachers and principals along with ODA consult nominate students based on need for further support. Classrooms comprised of 15-20 students are taught by 2 certified teachers. The small ratio and co-teaching model provide for greater support, particularly in vocabulary and discussion. PD and real-time observation of their teaching partner helps teachers improve their practice and foster a strong model of community-building for students to observe. Sites in low-income neighborhoods ensure that families most in need have greatest program access. Workshops for families provide knowledge of and access to BPS resources so they are best prepared to support their learners

Summer Early Focus – West Zone ELC

Grades Served: K1-3; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: West Zone Early Learning Center, 200 Heath St, Jamaica Plain, 02130

Contact: The SEF program builds on children’s learning during the school year, and is highly engaging and child-driven. We have two teachers to 20 students in K0-2nd, using the SEF curriculum. Students will engage in high quality instructional practices, take walking field trips and have structured and unstructured play opportunities.

Program Goals: SEF provides individualized targeted intervention to prepare students academically, socially, and emotionally for the year ahead. Teachers and principals along with ODA consult nominate students based on need for further support. Classrooms comprised of 15-20 students are taught by 2 certified teachers. The small ratio and co-teaching model provide for greater support, particularly in vocabulary and discussion. PD and real-time observation of their teaching partner helps teachers improve their practice and foster a strong model of community-building for students to observe. Sites in low-income neighborhoods ensure that families most in need have greatest program access. Workshops for families provide knowledge of and access to BPS resources so they are best prepared to support their learners

Boston’s Higher Ground – Surround Care Coalition Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K1-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/6/2022-8/5/2022

Location: King K-8 School, 77 Lawrence Ave., Dorchester, 02121

Contact: Parents/guardians may contact Tiana Bonner, Hub School Coordinator, at tiana@higherground-boston.org, or by checking our website: www.higherground-boston.org

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

Program Goals: The overarching theme for our Summer Learning Academy will be to teach students about environmental responsibility, both locally, and abroad. The local environment will be explored through our partnership with Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC), and our partnership with O2 for Life in Costa Rica will teach students about caring for the environment of a rain forest. 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. One day each week will be devoted to a full-day excursion to TIOBEC’s Discover Program. VLIVE virtual sessions from O2 for Life in Costa Rica will enhance the program during each week. On select days, day trips will be planned to local points of interest that are fun, stimulating, and educational in nature including the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Franklin Park Zoo, and the Children’s Museum.

Special Program Approach: At the Surround Care Coalition Summer Learning Academy, we will prioritize enrollment to currently and formerly homeless students in our partner schools. Our teaching staff will be sensitive to this vulnerable population of students and will work to identify and fill learning gaps caused by housing instability.

Philbrick Elementary School – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K1-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Haley Pilot School, 570 American Legion Hwy, Roslindale, 02131

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Perseverance; Growth Mindset

Program Goals: We are committed to providing and academic and enrichment based engaging program for the summer where students in the Roslindale area will be able to have a summer camp feel well retaining and learning information that they have received throughout the school year. We are an equitable program that is culturally aware of how to cultivate learning with our students and represent all students in the program.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to engage in activities that enrich their whole person, cultivate learning and close the achievement gap.

United South End Settlements – club48 – Session 1

Grades Served: K1-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/27/2022-9/2/2022

Location: United South End Settlements, 48 Rutland St., Boston, 02118

Contact: On our website, we include contact information. Our central interest form can be found on our website also, or here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4674742

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

Program Goals: The main goals of club48 are to provide a safe and welcoming space for children to grow their social-emotional skills, support their academic learnings, build friendships, and to provide high quality, rich educational experiences that inspire children to become lifelong learners. Group Leaders create and run STEAM lessons on a variety of topics. Small class sizes help provide children with the individual care they need to thrive. To ensure children’s education is maintained during the summer, students participate in activities designed to prevent academic decline. We partner with local institutions to provide children with new educational experiences. Representatives from the New England Aquarium lead lessons on biodiversity, how to run experiments, and the scientific method. Teaching artists from the Museum of Fine Arts provide children with specialized lessons regarding various forms of art as well as notable artists through interactive projects. Northeastern University students from the Robots Club lead lessons on introductory coding and robotics.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students spend time with old friends and develop new friendships, spend ample time outdoors, engage in a variety of engaging, hands-on STEAM activities, and participate in field trips. Parents often describe USES in feedback surveys and listening sessions as “”second family”” and “”community””. Children form secure and healthy attachments with their teachers, who are deeply committed to children’s development and success. The program is diverse racially and economically, and students learn from one another. A critical part of club48’s impact is its placement within a Two-Gen approach, where the organization also supports children’s parents with a set of programs through its Family Mobility Department. The Two-Gen model is a research-backed framework that supports families as a whole thrive. Through community and skill-building engagement events and workshops, access to a Coach, resources, and information to increase income, families are aided in their stabilization and growth. Students who are historically or systemically disadvantaged and/or growing up in poverty are more likely to break out of poverty as adults because of skills picked up in club48 and because their parents are increasing their income, resources, and skills. The combination of youth and parenting programming together have been shown to have the greatest impact on disrupting generational poverty. (Note that in the previous page, only club48 staff and programming costs were included, not Family Mobility)

BPS STEM Department – STEAM Academy for Change

Grades Served: K1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/6/2022-8/10/2022

Location: Trotter Elementary School, 135 Humboldt Ave, Boston, 02121

Contact: The STEAM Academy for Change is for students entering grades K0-8 interested in STEAM. We are looking to develop young scholars who are innovators who want to help create change within their communities through hands-on learning experiences that help students develop the skills & content required in STEAM professions.

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

Program Goals: CLSP Work – Competency 2 – Cultural Learning/Relationship Building This program will acknowledge and work to address the lack of cultural competency that currently exists in the STEM/STEAM field. Theory of Action and Theory of Change

Special Program Approach: The STEAM Academy for Change (STAC) is looking to create these opportunities for students over the summer, centered around the essential question, How can I solve problems in my community using STEAM? Each week, students will explore an industry and STEAM profession that Black and Latinos are most underrepresented in. They will complete activities connected to the skills and content of the industry, which will be reinforced with the MA “power standards” in Math & ELA appropriate for their grade level. Students will document the skills, professions, and content learned over the 5 weeks on a website they build. This introduces students to the Web Development profession, which currently has one of the lowest percentages of Black & Latinos in that Industry.

Horizons – Horizons at DCD

Grades Served: K1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/27/2022-8/4/2022

Location: Dedham Country Day School, 90 Sandy Valley Road, Dedham, 02026

Contact: https://www.horizonsdcd.org/get-involved/enrolling-your-student/ Liam Mccarthy- lmccarthy@dcds.net

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

Program Goals: The Project Based Learning Curriculum designed at Horizons has been developed with the expertise of highly-skilled licensed teachers and administrators. Teachers tailor their instruction to align with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and BPS academic standards. Reading for purpose, picking up context clues, reading words for meaning, reading for fluency, are all examples of power standards that teachers focus on during the course of the summer. In practice, teachers set up classroom spaces that promote SEL, collaboration, and support. Designing instruction using small groups or partners, for students to process their learning is daily part of a Horizons classroom. Horizons teachers focus on, stepping in (and out) of discussions to keep students focused and encourage them to construct longer and deeper responses. Our middle school ELA classes promote independent reading by providing a library of books to choose from or supporting students in completing their summer reading assignments. Similarly, within the math curriculum, the priority within classrooms will be to create spaces for students to continue building community and comfortability while addressing math routines. After a period of social uncertainty, working within groups can provide students with the confidence to tackle challenges in learning.

Special Program Approach: We believe the main factors in the success of Horizons programs are: 1) Long-Term Commitment to Students: Making a multi-year commitment to our students from Pre-K through Grade 8 that allows the staff to build lasting relationships and provides students with a sense of belonging in a group of students who want to achieve. 2) Small Class Sizes: 16 students per classroom. 3) Low Student to Teacher Ratios: 7:1 with two teachers per classroom, supplemented with specialists. 4) Learning to Swim: All our students learn to swim, an important life skill that also builds confidence. 5) Exposure to enrichment activities including field trips helps them discover new interests and passions. 6) Project-Based Learning: Teaches 21st century learning skills and makes learning fun.”

Neighborhood Network Center Inc. – CDF Freedom Schools

Grades Served: K1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: TBD

Contact: Please contact Audreyana Washington, Project Manager (awashington@uhmproperties.com) for more information.

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

Program Goals: The goal of Wonder Labs is to help students develop and enhance their love of learning through the exploration of topics that may be beyond their usual access in a traditional school setting.

Special Program Approach: Wonder Labs invites leaders in various fields and subject matters to co-facilitate with an experienced teacher to provide students with access to a particular field of study. Each week the Wonder Lab study area and master teacher changes to give our scholars a wide and immersive summer learning experience.

YMCA – Gardner Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Gardner Pilot Academy – YMCA, 30 Athol Street, Allston, 02134

Contact: Mariela DeLeon – MDeLeon@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y’s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours of enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes: Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math; Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development; Hands on learning and skill building activities; Community engagement & awareness; Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness.

Special Program Approach: Gardner Pilot Academy (GPA) has created and sustained an innovative model to make educational equity a reality for Boston’s students and families for the over twenty years. Driven by their mission and vision to educate the mind and develop the character of all students in partnership with families and community to ensure all children become socially responsible and achieve academic excellence. GPA is a member of the Coalition for Community Schools – an ecosystem of national, state, and local cross-sector leaders that promote community schools as an equity driven, research-based strategy that provide our young people with access to resources, supports, and opportunities they deserve to advance their hopes and fulfill their social responsibility.

YMCA – Menino Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-2; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Thomas M. Menino YMCA, 1137 River St., Hyde Park, 02136

Contact: Betsy Childs – EChilds@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: learn, grow, and play through hands-on, project based programming.

Piers Park Sailing Center – Harbor Explorers

Grades Served: K2-3; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/26/2022

Location: Piers Park Sailing Center, 95 Marginal St., East Boston, 02128

Contact: piersparksailing.org/youth

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

Program Goals: Harbor Explorers is PPSC’s marine ecology program provided in collaboration with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Kids learn about marine life through a hands on experience. Trapping lobsters and crabs, observing jellyfish, taking pictures with underwater cameras, and fishing off the dock are just a few of the activities they will enjoy. Explorers rotate through a fun filled day of on-the-water and land-based activities including sailing, kayaking, yoga, marine science exploration, local history lessons and nautical crafts.

Special Program Approach: In this program, students will be introduced to Boston Harbor through sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. They will learn about marine science and marine biology and will begin to build the skills needed to prepare them for Science of Sailing at age 10. Students will achieve a range of accomplishments and will get to creatively express themselves through group art and science projects. Each student will have an instructor mentor supporting them through every learning experience.

YMCA – Mendell Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-3; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Mendell Elementary School, 164 School Street, Roxbury, 02119

Contact: Sharnice Morning – SMorning@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: work together through an inclusive, hands on learning model.

YMCA – Washington Beech Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-3; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Washington Beech, 4560 Washington St, Roslindale, 02131

Contact: Taina Acevedo – TAcevedo@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: learn, grow and thrive through hands-on, project based learning experiences.

Harvard-Kent Elementary – Summer Learning Program

Grades Served: K2-4; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Harvard-Kent Elementary School, 50 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, 02129

Contact: The HK Summer Learning Program is a 5-week, full-day learning experience for students in K1-3. In partnership with MGH/IHP, we provide a learning experience that helps prevent summer learning loss, eliminate opportunity gaps, foster social emotional skills needed to be successful in school, and provide recreational opportunities to ensure wellness.

Program Goals: The Harvard-Kent Summer Learning Program provides students with an opportunity to engage in evidence- based literacy instruction to help eliminate summer learning loss. Much of the summer literacy work is focused on individual student reading needs, using LEXIA CORE 5 as a base for our ELA curriculum and IXL/Reflex Math for mathematics. Students also participate in daily reading groups specific to their reading needs lead by highly qualified teachers. Each afternoon, students participate in enrichment activities through community partners, including the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club and HERO Kids Sports, where students visit twice a week to swim, play games and participate in recreational activities. The combination of structured literacy time with engaging enrichment activities provides our students with a unique summer learning opportunity

Boston Plan for Excellence – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/6/2022

Location: Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, 6 Shirley St, Roxbury, 02119

Contact: DSNCS? Summer Learning Academy supports students through July and August with academic interventions and enrichment activities that prevent summer learning loss, build social and emotional skills, and prepare students for their next grade level. The program includes STEM-related field trips and culminates with an end-of-year celebration.

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

Program Goals: Continued learning, especially in elementary grades, prevents summer learning loss. Benchmarked tests indicate remote learning and hybrid remote learning led to deeper pandemic learning loss at DSNCS, in mathematics and language arts. We also know students respond differently to different teachers. Our goal is to ensure students can work with teachers that they will learn from during the subsequent school year, jump-starting their academic relationship and improving students’ connection to the adult most responsible for their educational success. Our instructional approach to reading instruction draws on The Knowledge Gap, which points to increased contextualized instruction and skills-based instruction (such as phonics). Contextualized instruction and phonics will be a priority for our summer program. Given how many of our students (more than one third) are English language learners, and knowing that many students do not practice language acquisition throughout the summer, we will spend the majority of our ELA time helping to support language acquisition. To support social and emotional development, an end-of-summer celebration will give students an opportunity to present work and receive positive feedback. To further reduce the staff:student ratio in the program’s final weeks, we are exploring whether our Promise Corps members could begin earlier than in past years. This would further strengthen connections between students and their educators. BPE will raise external funding, which will empower us to conduct STEM field trips, such as to the Museum of Science for older grades, and/or to the STEAM Lab at Boston Children’s Museum.

Special Program Approach: Get a well rounded summer experience. They will have access to great teachers and clean and healthy learning environments. As well as an afternoon filled with culturally exposed enrichment activities that will be memorable and exciting.

East Boston Social Centers – Bright Minds

Grades Served: K2-5; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/21/2022-8/26/2022

Location: East Boston Social Centers, 68 Central Square, East Boston, 02128

Contact: Kelly Silfies at saccenrollment@ebsoc.org and (617) 569-3221 ext. 109.

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

Program Goals: The Out-of-School-Time (OST) Summer Program provides full day, high-quality and affordable care to a group of approximately 150 children, ages 5 to 14. At this program, the students will learn: -Literacy development -Problem solving skills -Scientific and artistic discovery -STEAM, (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) -Project based learning opportunities Our choice of activities is based on the following concepts: -Attention to the child’s needs and interests -An understanding of how children learn and develop -Massachusetts curriculum framework and learning benchmarks to compliment the learning that happens in school. With our teen program, which serves approximately 40 teens between the ages of 14-17, the goal is to give students the skills they need to succeed academically and in life. It helps to improve attitudes toward school, increase academic achievement, and increase knowledge of career pathways. We also run activities focused on reducing stress, increasing positive coping skills, and developing self-esteem and leadership skills.

Special Program Approach: 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. For the teens between 14-17, weekly activities include, arts and crafts, dance & performance, cooking, gym, computer time, yearbook production, as well as prevention workshops involving topics such as teen pregnancy, gang violence, domestic violence, etc. Teen program members also enjoy outdoor games, movies and field trips. Additionally, as part of our teen program, in the summer of 2019 and 2020, we developed the Joyful Eastie Youth Council: a program through which youth are paid to learn about key factors for living a joyful life and then develop and implement approaches to increase both personal and community joy. The Joyful Eastie Youth Council works draws on evidence of what matters most for joy, with a focus on four main pillars: Relationships, Purpose, Mindfulness, and Fitness. This program provides youth with the opportunity to reduce stress, increase positive coping skills, reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, increase leadership skills, provide direct mental health support, and increase positive youth engagement with adults, organizations, and peers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester – Marr Summer Camp

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/7/2022-8/10/2022

Location: Colonel Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 35 Deer Street, Dorchester, 02125

Contact: It is best for families to reach out via email to register. (Please note, we currently have a waitlist for this program)

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

Program Goals: At this program, participants will take part in a variety of enrichment opportunities including music, dance, fine arts, athletics, cooperative games, STEM, field trips and so much more. Campers will learn to build positive relationships with their peers and camp staff. Campers will also learn conflict resolution skills, communication skills and how to work in a team setting.

Special Program Approach: At this program, campers will be able to explore so many different types of activities with their peers, as well as take part in a number of exciting field trips and on-site special event opportunities.

Horizons Greater Boston – Mattahunt – SLA

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

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

Contact: Horizons Greater Boston and the Haitian Creole Dual Language programs provide a tuition-free academic enrichment summer program to students of the Mattahunt and areas Boston Public Schools. We make a long-term investment in every pre-kindergartner, promising ten consecutive summers of learning through 8th grade.

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

Program Goals: What makes Horizons unique is its unwavering long-term commitment to our students: starting early in their academic careers and returning to Horizons every summer till 8th grade. Our goal is to have students stay on track academically to graduate high school college and career-ready. A 2018 study found Horizons students have higher attendance rates and math standardized test results than their peers. Horizons is continuing its partnership with the Mattahunt to offer its traditional 5-week summer program and is deepening its partnership with The Dual Language program. The program was created by a team at the Mattahunt School’s Toussaint L’Ouverture Academy Haitian Creole dual language program to address summer learning loss through academic and enrichment activities in a 5-week program where students learn in two languages. While Horizons and Dual language students will receive separate academic instruction in the morning the programs will combine for lunch, enrichment and field trip opportunities. This will allow students and teachers to work together and provide cost sharing for the programs. The Dual Language program offers the opportunity for students to become bilingual, bi-literate, and socio-culturally competent using 50% of instructional time in English and 50% of the time in Haitian Creole to build on students’ language skills within the content areas, in addition to 2.5 hours of arts and music enrichment to complement the academic themes. Logic Model- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oRHgNJVf3zzNy2e7jNfN2mIAiLcFcSS1/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104736321712546156986&rtpof=true&sd=true

Special Program Approach: We believe the main factors in the success of Horizons programs are: 1. Long term commitment to students. Making a multi-year commitment to our students from 2. Pre-K through Grade 8 that allows the staff to build lasting relationships and provides students with a sense of belonging in a group of students who want to achieve. 3. Small class sizes. 16 students per classroom. 4. Low student to teacher ratios. 7:1 with two teachers per classroom, supplemented with specialists. 5. Learning to swim. All our students learn to swim, an important life skill that also builds confidence. 6. Exposure to enrichment activities including field trips helps them discover new interests and passions. 7. Project based learning. Teaches 21st century learning skills and makes learning fun.

Taylor Elementary – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/11/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Taylor Elementary, 1060 Morton St., Mattapan, 02124

Contact: Taylor Summer Learning Academy is a five-week summer program for grades K2 to 5 students. Please sign up through the district’s sign up page or call our school main office at 617.635.8731 and ask for Chi Nguyen or Ms. D.

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

Program Goals: Taylor Summer Learning Academy is a five-week summer program for grades K2 to 5 students. Taylor Summer Learning Academy focuses on providing both academic and enrichment activities to students who need help in achieving grade level competency. The curriculum consists of a balanced approach that supports various student needs through a quality program.

Special Program Approach: Learn, socialize, close gaps in ELA and math, enjoy their specialty classes such as gym or STEM in a safe and welcoming learning environment where teachers are trained in trauma sensitive and equitable literacy practices.

Sumner Elementary – The Sumner Soars!

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: William Ohrenberger, 175 W. Boundary Road, West Roxbury, 02132

Contact: Parents should contact me by email: tbrinson@bostonpublicschools.org

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

Program Goals: This is an academic focused program that aims to address some of the learning deficits due possibly to the COVID 19 pandemic. We aim to: 1) advance those students who are ready for more, 2) minimize the known achievement gaps and 3) reduce summer learning loss through continuing to instruct from curriculum we presently use and moreover from a place of earnest care.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to BE THE CURRICULUM! In addition to the academics our program is offering Enrichment through a weekly Special. These include, Art, Music, STEM and Movement. Students will have the opportunity to learn themselves and perhaps discover gifts or talents they were not aware of before! The smaller numbers for summer learning will allow for Specialists to work more closely with each student in the discovery or uncovering of abilities.

Winship Elementary School – Summer Learning Acad

Grades Served: K2-6; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Edison K-8 School, 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, 02135

Program Goals: Our program is designed by Winship Staff for Winship students. It has two components, a program for students in need of academic acceleration in reading and math and a specific program for our ELD 1,2, and 3 students. (See below). Our overarching theory of action is: 1) if we provide student-centered units, themes, and tasks that spark and inspire students’ interest (in engineering and design) 2) and if we provide cross-disciplinary instruction, with specialists and teachers 3) and if we couple this with targeted, small group instruction THEN students will EXCITEDLY engage with content and each other, build vocabulary and background knowledge, engage in higher-order thinking tasks that will close opportunity gaps in our student populations. Students will have daily hands-on, project-based learning experiences co-taught by teachers and specialists. They will read complex, grade-level texts; have daily specials and PE; and received small group instruction in foundational reading skills, based on specific recommendations from their classroom teachers. Last year, students engaged in an interdisciplinary design unit around protective cases for electronic devices. In addition, our ELLs in grades K1, K2, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 will receive targeted 1:1 and small group instruction in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Through hands-on, project-based learning program will provide additional opportunities to focus on students’ productive language (oral and writing) with innovative use of both in-person and online platforms to increase the amount of practice and feedback students receive. The program will be personalized to students based on their ELD levels.

YMCA – Ashley Street Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Ashley Street YMCA, 54 Ashley Street, East Boston, 02128

Contact: The Summer Learning Academy at the Ashley Street YMCA in East Boston is a 5-week program that blends ELA/Math academics and hands-on enrichment in a high-quality camp environment that serves students from across the Boston community.

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y’s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours of enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes: Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math; Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development; Hands on learning and skill building activities; Community engagement & awareness; Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness.

Special Program Approach: Hands on, project based learning. Opportunity to explore the East Boston community!

YMCA – Umana Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Umana – YMCA, 312 Border Street, Boston, 02128

Contact: Carolyn Lopez – CarolynLopez@ymcaboston.org; Marisol Berlin-Santana – mberlinsantana@bostonpublicschools.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: learn, grow and thrive through hands-on, project based learning experiences.

Mass Audubon – BNC Camps at West Roxbury – Session 1

Grades Served: K2-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/27/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Roxbury Latin School, 101 St Theresa Street, West Roxbury, 02132

Contact: There are limited spots available in camp sessions at the West Roxbury site. Families can register at www.massaudubon.org/boston or email bnccamp@massaudubon.org.

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

Program Goals: At this program, students learn science through an extensive science and nature framework for children ages 5 to 15 in the real-world classroom of the outdoors, they practice advocacy and leadership traits in a supportive environment, and build social emotional skills in a diverse and inclusive community. Boston Nature Center Summer Camp combines outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, and science education, helping campers to grow and connect with the world around them. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more. Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–13 have fun while learning about nature!

Special Program Approach: At this camp, campers will have the chance to grow as individuals, spend quality time outdoors, and have a fun summer experience. By spending quality time outdoors children learn about the environment in their own neighborhood and build a life-long connection to nature. Through a nature-based science curriculum, children learn and practice science skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and environmental literacy and gain an appreciation for science and science careers. Through engaging activities, free play, and wonderful camp traditions, children and young adults learn and relax by participating in fun and age-appropriate activities. Play that fosters independence, imagination, and socialization. At camp children have a unique opportunity to build new friendships, discover new interests, and try new activities to learn about themselves and others while having a great time.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center – Red Oak Afterschool and Summer Program

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/26/2022

Location: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, 38 Ash Street, Boston, 02111

Contact: Call Kathy Choi at 617-635-5129 extension 1013 or call Kellyann Leong Curriculum Coordinator. You can also go to the BCNC.net website and register interest online.

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

Program Goals: Social skills relating to other children and group leaders. To express themselves orally and in writing. To appreciate literature. To express themselves through music and art (theatre and crafts). To play games indoors and outside and exercise their bodies. To consume nutritious meals.

Special Program Approach: We are a program that values greatly diversity and since a large percent of our students are Chinese and English language learners we provide a great deal of opportunities to dialogue and maintain English. We also plan activities to celebrate community.

Mass Audubon – Camp BNC in Mattapan – Session 1

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/25/2022-9/2/2022

Location: Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, 02126
Contact: At this time, there are no available spaces in camp sessions at the Mattapan site. Families can add themselves to a waitlist at https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/boston-nature-center/summer-camp/mattapan

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Growth Mindset
Program Goals: At this program, students learn science through an extensive science and nature framework for children ages 5 to 15 in the real-world classroom of the outdoors, they practice advocacy and leadership traits in a supportive environment, and build social emotional skills in a diverse and inclusive community. Boston Nature Center Summer Camp combines outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, and science education, helping campers to grow and connect with the world around them. Campers can discover the dance of the honey bees in the observation hive, observe tree swallows in the meadow, or pick kale in the one of the largest community gardens in Boston. Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–15 have fun while learning about nature!

Special Program Approach: At this camp, campers will have the chance to grow as individuals, spend quality time outdoors, and have a fun summer experience. By spending quality time outdoors children learn about the environment in their own neighborhood and build a life-long connection to nature. Through a nature-based science curriculum, children learn and practice science skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and environmental literacy and gain an appreciation for science and science careers. Through engaging activities, free play, and wonderful camp traditions, children and young adults learn and relax by participating in fun and age-appropriate activities. Play that fosters independence, imagination, and socialization. At camp children have a unique opportunity to build new friendships, discover new interests, and try new activities to learn about themselves and others while having a great time.

The Dream Program, Inc. – DREAM Boston Summer Enrichment

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/28/2022-8/10/2022

Location: Charlesview Apartments, 123 Antwerp St., Brighton, 02135

Contact: We are best reached via the Boston Link on our “Contact Us” Page: https://www.dreamprogram.org/contact-us; Phone: (617) 249-4361 E-Mail: boston@dreamprogram.org; Mailing Address: The DREAM Program, Inc. 41 Dearborn St Roxbury, MA 02119

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

Program Goals: In this program, students engage in four main learning objectives: problem-solvers, artists and creators, healthy minds and bodies, and competent and motivated readers. Students are encouraged to find what they are passionate about by experimenting with a range of activities and going on different adventures. Relationships continue to be at the core of our model and students continue to build social capital and work on their social-emotional skills.

Special Program Approach: DREAM’s Village Mentoring model builds a strong support network around each participant by providing both one-on-one and team mentoring. And it is a heck of a lot of fun, providing a hook to retain both mentors and participants. The relationship between a child and a caring student mentor is at the heart of our program and has a significant influence on the child. The one-on-one mentoring activities are tailored to the individual mentee’s needs and interests and are guided by the Search Institute’s “Developmental Relationships” Framework and the Elements of Effective Practice. These relationships cultivate self-confidence and help to establish new norms through role modeling, caring attention, and positive messages. Relationships between mentor-mentee partners in DREAM average three years and, because children form relationships with new mentors when their current mentors graduate, they receive the stability and support of mentorship for the long term. Our mentoring pairs also spend time together, as a group, which generates a broader network of caring, educated adults actively involved in each child’s life. The group dynamic also builds a powerful sense of belonging and identity, supporting children in safely pushing their comfort zones, building teamwork, and practicing positive peer interactions. The groups also embark on periodic local and regional adventure trips, introducing them to new experiences and opportunities and providing a conducive environment for strengthening and deepening the mentoring relationships. Team mentoring provides an opportunity for mentees to strengthen their relationship with their own mentor, as well as to build relationships with other mentors who care about them. Our mentoring time builds a durable social support network around each mentee with the aim of developing talent and interests and building social capital. DREAM also takes a long-term approach. DREAM engages mentees for the long-term, starting with children in kindergarten and growing with them through high school graduation. By the time a DREAM participant graduates high school, she will likely have had over 10 years with the organization. This longitudinal intervention provides sustained contact with caring adults and a constant pipeline of meaningful experiences and opportunities. DREAM is year-round, including the academic year and summer programming. Summers are a particularly important focus for us at DREAM. Our children often lack basic enrichment activities and adequate nutrition over the summer. Many of them spend significant time in unsafe and unsupervised spaces, missing out on important opportunities for growth. The summer opportunity gap (and related summer developmental slide) has very real short-term and long-term effects on youths? academics, health, and behavior, and it accounts for almost half of the achievement gap between our DREAMers and their peers. To help close this gap, we offer three programming opportunities over the summer: 1) daily onsite summer enrichment programming; 2) week-long residential summer camp sessions at Camp DREAM; and 3) regional adventure trips.

YMCA – Dorchester Summer Explorers

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/27/2022-9/2/2022

Location: Dorchester YMCA, 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, 02124

Contact: The Summer Learning Academy at the Ashley Street YMCA in East Boston is a 5-week program that blends ELA/Math academics and hands-on enrichment in a high-quality camp environment that serves students from across the Boston community. The Summer Learning Academy at the Ashley Street YMCA in East Boston is a 5-week program that blends ELA/Math academics and hands-on enrichment in a high-quality camp environment that serves students from across the Boston community.

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y’s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours of enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes: Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math; Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development; Hands on learning and skill building activities; Community engagement & awareness; Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: Experience a variety of academic, service, cultural, and career opportunities. The program aims to service the youth in every area of their lives in order to develop more well-rounded, responsible youth.

YMCA – Huntington Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Huntington Avenue YMCA, 316 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02115

Contact: Kelly MacLean – KMacLean@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y’s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours of enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes: Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math; Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development; Hands on learning and skill building activities; Community engagement & awareness; Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness.

Special Program Approach: At the YMCA of Greater Boston we strive to meet the needs of the whole child with a well-rounded program model that is hands-on and project based.

YMCA – Oak Square Camp Walsh Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Oak Square YMCA Camp Walsh, 615 Washington St, Brighton, 02135

Contact: Devin Collins-Ives – DCollins-Ives@ymcaboston.org
Skill Development: Perseverance; Social Awareness & Relationships; Communication; Teamwork; Self-Regulation

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: learn, grow, and thrive through a hands-on, project based learning model.

YMCA – Parkway Bear Camps Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Parkway YMCA Bear Camps, 1972 Centre Street, West Roxbury, 02132

Contact: Benjamin May – BMay@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: Learn, Grow, and Thrive through hands-on, project based learning experiences.

YMCA – Roxbury Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Roxbury YMCA, 285 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Roxbury, 02119

Contact: Unique Payne – UPayne@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: learn, grow and thrive through hands-on, project based learning experiences.

YMCA – Wang Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: K2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Wang YMCA, 8 Oak St W, Boston, 02116

Contact: Jen Kelly – JKelly@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y?s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development Hands on learning and skill building activities Community engagement & awareness Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: Learn, Grow and Thrive through hands-on, project-based learning experiences.

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

Grades Served: K2-9; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/4/2022

Location: Edison K-8 School, 60 Glenmont Rd, Brighton, 02135

Contact: Parents should reach out via email ksemper@bostonpublicschools.org or on our website https://www.youngqueensandkings.com/.

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

Program Goals: This year, our programming will offer more enrichment/reading intervention opportunities, as well as giving our students access to programs they would not normally be able to attend on their own through any other summer programs within the City of Boston. Our goal is to provide a fun and rigorous academic environment building trust with students and families, and additional support. Our project based learning (PBL) will be intentionally incorporated into teaching practices of social interactions including how to collaborate with their peers to create a music video and their own movie this summer. The goal is for our program to extend itself into a small musical theater program on certain days throughout the summer, where students can show their talent, learn new skills, and improve their self worth.

Special Program Approach: Students have the option to pick from various enrichments such as Sport, Spanish, Book Club, Open Circle, Art and Poetry. The Young Queens and Kings Scholar Summer programming will be focused on cultural enrichment activities surrounding heritage, self-awareness, social/cultural norms, and values. We will have two open circle discussions each day geared towards social issues and cultural issues that students of color have to deal with, as well as American norms outside of some of our students’ values or norms. The Young Queens and Kings Scholar Program Open Circle will discuss topics regarding poverty, urbanized community building, life skills, adulthood, and the Core Values. This will be followed by movement or enrichment activities used to demonstrate and cultivate the three triangles. The goal of having two mandatory circles creates a safe place for students to learn, talk/discuss, and teach one another about their own personal experiences. Students feel safe in places where others can relate to or share their struggles, and we can help teach tolerance among our students.

Mildred Avenue K-8 School – Mildred Avenue Summer Academy

Grades Served: K2-9; Start/End Dates: 7/6/2022-8/9/2022

Location: Mildred Avenue K-8, 5 Mildred Avenue, Boston, 02126

Contact: The Mildred Avenue Summer Academy will focus on supporting accelerated progress for our students in Math and ELA through small group instruction and one-on-one learning opportunities. We will also utilize our specialty opportunities, community resources, and SEL learning to provide a well-rounded and enriching experience for all.

Program Goals: The Mildred Avenue Summer Academy is designed to provide students additional opportunities for equitable literacy and deeper learning in Math and ELA. According to our theory of action, if our students most in need of support are able to receive additional targeted instruction from our top educators, then students will experience accelerated learning outcomes. Within our program, we will expect teachers to UDL structures in their planning and execution and focus on reading analysis of complex and enabling texts as well as writing. In Math, we expect students to be able to engage in deeper learning opportunities and problem solving. At the same time, we expect that the integration of relationship building and SEL instruction will benefit the social-emotional development of all participants. We will seek to ensure that we create a web of support around each and every student. If possible, we would like to provide at least one classroom per grade level K1 – 8 within our Summer Academy. While we have ran a G3 – 8 program in some previous summers, we found that many of our K – 2 families were unable to access Early Learning opportunities sited elsewhere.

The Dream Program, Inc. – DREAM Boston

Grades Served: K2-11; Program Model: Not sure; Start/End Dates: 6/28/2022-8/10/2022

Location: The Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Dr., Boston, 02120

Contact: How should parents/guardians contact you if they’re interested in registering their student at your program? (e.g. website, application link, program staff contact information) (pre-filled) Our program works exclusively with partnered low income housing communities. We recruit inside each community in a number of ways, including knocking on doors. Families can enroll online on our website or via a physical enrollment form. Start Date: (pre-filled, if you want to change this please leave a note at the end of the application) End Date: (pre-filled, if you want to change this please leave a note at the end of the application) Days of Program (select all that apply): (pre-filled, if you want to change this please leave a note at the end of the application) The DREAM Program offers day enrichment programming 4 days a week for 8 weeks over the summer. From June 28 to August 10.

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

Program Goals: DREAM structures its summer programming around 4 key learning objectives: Building competent, motivated readers: A child who can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. To build competent, motivated readers, our summer team provides easy access to reading material, involves youth in what they are reading (e.g., asking questions, connecting reading to other activities, etc.)., builds a fascination for the knowledge books can open up and creates space for regular reading practice (at least 20 minutes a day). Foster problem solvers: Problems are a part of life and those who can solve and cope with problems are better positioned to achieve their dreams. To foster problem-solvers, our summer team: provides creative play opportunities that involve challenge and require imagination, and offers activities that teach the basic problem-solving steps. Support healthy minds and bodies: Because the experience of poverty and other childhood stressors can significantly weaken parts of the brain that are vital for learning, memory, and processing emotion. Two of the best ways to reduce toxic stress are by practicing mindfulness and promoting physical health. To promote healthy minds and bodies, our summer team: Offers 10+ minutes of daily activity that builds awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and/or environment (through dance, yoga, spidey-sense walks, mindful eating, etc.), structures 30+ minutes daily of physical activities (sports, competitions, etc.), provides healthy snacks with explanations and garden-to-plate connections. Inspire artists and creators: Art increases creativity, confidence, communication, decision making, academic performance, and more. It also releases the spirit and provides a wellspring of meaning in life. To inspire artists, our summer team: provides a variety of outlets, materials, and media for our DREAMers to explore their imaginations and flex their creative muscles, connects art projects to the community by addressing and exploring community needs and issues, and creates avenues for DREAMers to share and be recognized for their creations. What is special about your program’s approach? At this program, students will have the chance to… At our program youth will have the chance to participate in three summer programming opportunities: 1) daily onsite summer enrichment programming; 2) week-long residential summer camp sessions at Camp DREAM, and 3) regional adventure trips. DREAM focuses on developmental relationships. DREAM?s Village Mentoring model builds a strong support network around each participant by providing both one-on-one and team mentoring. (Plus, it is a heck of a lot of fun, providing a hook to retain both mentors and participants.) The relationship between a child and a caring student mentor is at the heart of our program and has a significant influence on the child. The one-on-one mentoring activities are tailored to the individual mentee’s needs and interests and are guided by the Search Institute’s “Developmental Relationships” Framework and the Elements of Effective Practice. These relationships cultivate self-confidence and help to establish new norms through role modeling, caring attention, and positive messages. Relationships between mentor-mentee partners in DREAM average three years and, because children form relationships with new mentors when their current mentors graduate, they receive the stability and support of mentorship for the long term. DREAM also takes a long-term approach. DREAM engages mentees for the long-term, starting with children in kindergarten and growing with them through high school graduation. By the time a DREAM participant graduates high school, she will likely have had over 10 years with the organization. This longitudinal intervention provides sustained contact with caring adults and a constant pipeline of meaningful experiences and opportunities. DREAM is year round, including academic year and summer programming. Summers are a particularly important focus for us at DREAM. Our children often lack basic enrichment activities and adequate nutrition over the summer. Many of them spend significant time in unsafe and unsupervised spaces, missing out on important opportunities for growth. The summer opportunity gap (and related summer developmental slide) has very real short-term and long-term effects on youths’ academics, health, and behavior, and it accounts for almost half of the achievement gap between our DREAMers and their peers.

Special Program Approach: DREAM focuses on developmental relationships. DREAM’s Village Mentoring model builds a strong support network around each participant by providing both one-on-one and team mentoring. (Plus, it is a heck of a lot of fun, providing a hook to retain both mentors and participants.) The relationship between a child and a caring student mentor is at the heart of our program and has a significant influence on the child. The one-on-one mentoring activities are tailored to the individual mentee’s needs and interests and are guided by the Search Institute’s “Developmental Relationships” Framework and the Elements of Effective Practice. These relationships cultivate self-confidence and help to establish new norms through role modeling, caring attention, and positive messages. Relationships between mentor-mentee partners in DREAM average three years and, because children form relationships with new mentors when their current mentors graduate, they receive the stability and support of mentorship for the long term. DREAM also takes a long-term approach. DREAM engages mentees for the long-term, starting with children in kindergarten and growing with them through high school graduation. By the time a DREAM participant graduates high school, she will likely have had over 10 years with the organization. This longitudinal intervention provides sustained contact with caring adults and a constant pipeline of meaningful experiences and opportunities. DREAM is year-round, including academic year and summer programming. Summers are a particularly important focus for us at DREAM. Our children often lack basic enrichment activities and adequate nutrition over the summer. Many of them spend significant time in unsafe and unsupervised spaces, missing out on important opportunities for growth. The summer opportunity gap (and related summer developmental slide) has very real short-term and long-term effects on youths’ academics, health, and behavior, and it accounts for almost half of the achievement gap between our DREAMers and their peers.

IFSI Summer Enrichment and Leadership Academy

Grades Served: K2-12; Program Model: Hybrid (Remote and In-Person Learning); Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Margarita Muniz Academy, 20 Child St., Jamaica Plain, 02130

Contact: Parents/ guardians that are interested in the IFSI AfterSchool and Summer program should register at the link below. https://airtable.com/shr3Xr9SzqfZZa2PM For more information on our hybrid programs, please visit our website at ifsi-usa.org or our Zoom Platform. Details are listed below. Meeting ID: 94064595755 Password: ifsi

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Creativity; Teamwork

Program Goals: IFSI’s goal is to help children and youth in grades k-8, meet and exceed grade level aptitude. In this program, students will learn new techniques and approaches to problem-solving, and strategies to enhance reading, writing and mathematical levels. IFSI strives for each student to build both academic and socio-emotional skills by providing targeted academic tutoring, opportunities for mentorship and a variety of enrichment activities designed to increase students abilities and stimulate intellectual curiosity.

Special Program Approach: Access enrichment activities such as music, (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet) dance, chess, coding. At the IFSI Afterschool and Summer program, students will have the chance to receive one on one academic support through IFSI instructors and volunteers. IFSI partners with several top tier institutions across the city of Boston to provide tutors to support students in subject areas of need. New students are evaluated prior to program entry, and are paired with instructors and volunteers to support growth in areas of weakness. In addition to one-on-one academic tutoring, IFSI offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including music lessons in the instrument of the students choosing, art classes, dance and physical education courses, a weekly book club, Â chess lessons and a coding club. Through these activities students have the ability to explore their interests and understand the different ways in which we learn.

Grew Elementary – Grew Summer Program

Grades Served: 1-6; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/8/2022

Location: Grew Elementary, 40 Gordon Ave, Hyde Park, 02136

Contact: Come learn and grow with us at the Grew. This summer we intend on engaging students through community-building activities, rigorous instruction, and exploration of our neighborhood and city.

Program Goals: Our program will provide daily opportunities for students to connect with peers and adults, deepen grade-level math and literacy skills, engage in physical activity, and learn more about Boston. Students will begin the day with community-building circles, within their classrooms. This will give students the opportunity to build trust with and a better understanding of those around them The academic day will then begin, where students will engage in an hour of math and an hour of literacy instruction. Throughout the day, students will enhance their gross motor skills, coordination, and peer connections during physical education. Finally, students will engage in social students/history, as they learn about Boston. They will engage in direct instruction, as well as independent research about our city’s geography, history, sports, and historical sites. Students will explore the city by taking trips to historical and popular locations in the city and within our school’s neighborhood community. At the end of our program, students will showcase their learning by presenting the information they have learned and the knowledge they acquired during the summer.

Josiah Quincy Elementary – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 1-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Josiah Quincy Elementary School, 885 Washington Street, Boston, 02111

Contact: Our summer program 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 support student academic and social emotional needs.

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

Program Goals: Our proposed summer program will focus on providing both academic and enrichment activities to students who need support in achieving grade level competency. The curriculum will consist of a balanced approach that supports various student needs through a quality program. Below is a list of goals for our proposed program’s model and design: 1. Bridging the achievement gap 2. Raise academic performance of students to grade level competency 3. Provide enrichment activities embedded into academic instructions 4. Provide remedial support to students who did not meet promotional requirements due to attendance or not meeting grade level benchmarks 5. Incorporate Project-based Learning, TERC Investigation, Reading and Writing Workshop model frameworks. 6. Provide appropriate language and cultural supports for English learners. 7. Address social emotional needs through the incorporation of a culturally and linguistically affirming framework. It is our belief that when our students receive these quality resources and supports, they will demonstrate significant academic and social growth.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to actively engage in both academic and enrichment activities within a small-class learning environment. They will have opportunities to connect their learning to real-world contexts and develop important life skills.

Mary Lyon K-6 – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Mary Lyon K-6, 50 Beechcroft St, Brighton, 02135

Contact: The Mary Lyon will provide an enriching day of academic and social-emotional learning for all students. We hope to help students close pandemic related academic gaps and stay connected to our school community throughout the summer. We hope that students will feel confident for the fall academic year.

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

Program Goals: The overall strategy of our program is to address academic gaps and opportunities for growth with students who need Tier 2 academic interventions. Theory of Action: If students with lagging academic skills can receive support in their home school with known staff, they will be able to accelerate their academic gains by leveraging supportive adult relationships to maximize growth. Instructional Approach: Throughout the summer we would continue to utilize our current instructional practices such as: Accessing online instructional programs (Core 5, IXL, Newsela, ST Math). Working with enabling/complex texts through completion of summer reading assignments. Engaging in explicit teaching of social emotional skills through use of Second Step curriculum Providing students with access to universal supports such as graphic organizers, scaffolds and small group instruction Standards based instruction and progress monitoring LOGIC MODEL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ondstZVlLO7gO_H10-yIhgvzGFBRnYn2eHPu5V7gxVQ/edit

Special Program Approach: At this program students will have the chance to gain confidence in their academic abilities while engaging and building relationships with staff. Students will have opportunities to enjoy a variety of enrichment activities in small and large groups.

Patrick J. Kennedy – PJ Kennedy Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 1-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Contact: Parents can contact: Jessica Vazquez – Program Coordinator 617-635-8466 jvazquez3@bostronpublicschools.org

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

Program Goals: At this program, students will engage in academically challenging lessons. Students will be given opportunities to explore rich texts and connect them through real life experiences using project based learning and unique enrichment opportunities. In a motivational setting, Students will learn to become creative thinkers, problem solvers, communicators and productive community members.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to improve and build upon their critical thinking skills. Students will be encouraged to embrace creativity, participate in recreational and enrichment opportunities, and build meaningful relationships with peers and adults.

Warren Prescott – Summer Bridging Acad and Science

Grades Served: 1-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Harvard-Kent Elementary School, 50 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, 02129

Contact: Call the Warren Prescott School for information

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

Program Goals: 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 skills. Our STEM focused program includes the following: Fosters ingenuity and creativity: Leading to new ideas and innovations; Builds resilience; Encourages experimentation; Encourages teamwork; Encourages knowledge application; Encourages tech use; Teaches problem-solving; Encourages adaptation and builds self-confidence. Warren-Prescott teachers team, with students and families to set ambitious student goals and work collaboratively to achieve success in meeting these goals. Instruction is differentiated so that all students? needs are met. (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=logic%20model) Link to logic model -supporting documentation)

Special Program Approach: Strengthen their math and reading skills through hands on STEM activities. We will provide field trips, assemblies, art activities and science enrichment.

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership – Summer Enrichment Program

Grades Served: 1-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, 1565 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, 02122

Contact: If parents/guardians are interested in signing their child up for the program they can do so on our website. If there are any questions or concerns parents/guardians can contact Imani Deal at ideal@alldorchestersports.org or call the office 617-287-1601.

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

Program Goals: Our Summer Enrichment Program is a resource that provides kids with the opportunity to stay active and engaged in a fun and safe environment while school is in summer recess. At this program, youth engage in weekly field trips (transportation provided), fun enrichment activities like music, dance, manners & etiquette, arts & crafts, and science experiments. Once a week, we offer a nutrition lesson through our Fit Kitchen class, where the kids learn basic cooking skills, follow recipes, and prepare a healthy meal. Additionally, each day the kids will participate in physical activities like obstacle course races, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, and yoga. To combat the hot summer weather, the kids will engage in skill-building water games, take trips to the nearby splash pads, and have water balloon fights. Our program’s goals include reinforcing positive values and encouraging youth of all ages to strive for their full potential. We know that youth come from many different socioeconomic backgrounds and face many challenging barriers to success. At ADSL we understand the importance of creating this safe and active place for youth to thrive. Another goal of this program is to remove as many of those barriers to success as possible. Such as offering scholarships to help alleviate program fees, food insecurity by offering meals, transportation by offering “before and after-program” services, and housing and health insecurities by providing families a warm handoff to trusted community partners.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to engage socially with their peers, encouraged and guided by our teen leadership counselors to build and foster healthy interpersonal skills. Students will also have the chance to learn new physical skills through our various daily physical actives such as dance, basketball, yoga, kickball, obstacle courses. ADSL’s access to 5.7 acres of outdoor space, in the heart of Dorchester, truly makes ADSL different. Located just minutes from Fields Corner Station, ADSL is uniquely positioned to uplift and impact youth from many areas. Our outdoor space has allowed ADSL to not just be a leader in sports but in community engagement, activism, and healing. Our trauma-informed, youth, family, community-first approach uses trained and dedicated coaches, volunteers, and staff who live in the community and proactively engage with guardians, students, and family liaisons. ADSL is a long-term engagement organization (1-3 years) and builds lasting relationships that carry over season after season, from program to program. Cultivating a strong community of support, learning, and positive development. This program works to support youth who are often disconnected or come from areas with high levels of violence. 58% of ADSL participants are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), our participants identify as Caucasian 42%, Hispanic 35%, African American 15%, Asian 3% Haitian 2%, Cape Verdean 2%, Vietnamese 2%, Other 4%

Boston Lions Track Club – Boston Lions Track Club and Mentoring

Grades Served: 1-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/4/2022-8/31/2022

Location: Madison Park High School, 75 Malcolm X Blvd., Dorchester, 02121

Contact: Tomorrow Peeples; bostonlionstrackclub@gmail.com; 617-922-5910

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

Program Goals: At BLTC, our student/athletes will learn running techniques, strength and conditioning, core values, life skills, college readiness, team work, learning conflict resolutions, leadership skills, critical thinking, communication skills and what it means to be a LIONS. Last but not least, they will learn what it means to give back by volunteering in our community

Special Program Approach: At BLTC, students/athletes will have a chance to compete on a national level this summer where they will encounter first hand national competition in Atlanta, GA with tremendous media spotlight. They will have a chance to meet many other students/athletes with like-minds where they get a chance to build long term relationships.

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts – Athletic Program

Grades Served: 1-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/1/2022-8/31/2022

Location: Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts, 527 Columbia Road, Boston, 02125

Contact: Registration available at levelgroundmma.org; Can reach out to gym@levelgroundmma.org

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

Program Goals: This summer, Level Ground will offer 18 athletic classes Monday – Friday at our Dorchester-based Training Center. Classes include Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Youth MMA, and Fierce Females. 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.

Special Program Approach: Level Ground’s Athletic Program distinguishes itself in multiple ways. First and foremost, we are the only program in the city that leverages Mixed Martial Arts as a tool for positive youth development. Mixed Martial Arts has quickly become one of the most popular sports to watch in the United States, rendering it into an opportunity to serve as a hook to engage youth. However, we believe it is essential to facilitate training in MMA in such a way that emphasizes key values described above, as well as intentionally building a safe and supportive environment. Our instructors maintain combined skill sets as highly trained and credentialed instructors, as well as experienced and passionate youth workers.

Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 2-4; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, 02124

Contact: All registration for the Summer Learning Academy will be via the Common Application that will be distributed through BPS

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

Program Goals: To exercise their minds and bodies. Our students will participate in academic instruction, enrichment activities and tennis instruction. Throughout the summer the students will be learning about the history of Sportsmen’s Tennis Club and the important sacrifices that have been made by those who came before us in the sport of tennis as well as other sports. Through hands-on activities, arts & crafts, field trips and more, the students will the sport of tennis and hopefully fall in love with it as well.

Special Program Approach: Learn more about the sport and history of tennis. The will receive group tennis instruction, play games and get to run around on the tennis court. The students will also participate in the creation of a summer magazine that will showcase all of things they have learned through the summer.

The HYPPE – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 2-5; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/19/2022

Location: Unknown Hype Dance Studio, 723 Morton St., Boston, 02126

Contact: Helping Young People, Pursue Excellence through the expression of hip-hop and majorette dance. Enjoy a summer of finding friends, yourself, and learning!

Program Goals: Our program aims to support Boston youth’s capability to develop skills such as perseverance, creativity, social awareness, and relationships while encouraging movement for healthy bodies and minds. We will do this by providing dance classes, exposure to cultural art through field trips, and offering culturally relevant tutoring, and mentorship. We believe by getting youth out of their immediate environment and by connecting they can gain a support network outside of their traditional anchor institutions. With the change in their settings, they can essentially ?take a break? and renew their curiosity by experiencing something new. Through our intent of providing our mentees with stipends, student-centered mentorships, and creative expression our students will undeniably see an improvement in their school experiences. With strong community partnerships the HYPPE will be able to create a learning experience that is directly affected and effected by the students. Motivated strongly by our belief in safety and violence prevention, we also will be able to provide transportation and nutritious meals for our youth. We acknowledge that transportation and food security can be a barrier for some families and so we want to be intentional on holding place to support these circumstances as we advocate for preventing food insecurity. Students will engage and be provided a safe inclusive space to not only strengthen their minds but train their adapting bodies. 

McKay – OEL Summer School

Grades Served: 2-6; Program Model: Hybrid; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Donald McKay K-8 School, 122 Cottage Street, East Boston, 02129
Contact: The purpose of the McKay Summer Program for English Learners (ELs) is to provide EL students from the McKay with high-quality, remote academic summer programming and in-person enrichment opportunities in the East Boston neighborhood.

Program Goals: We plan to promote academic achievement aligned to the Power Standards by supporting students and families with a flexible model of summer school that meets their unique needs and by recruiting and supporting highly qualified summer school teachers. Students will work in small groups or one-on-one to build on their academic strengths to address areas of need remotely. Then, students will come in-person to do enrichment activities in the East Boston neighborhood, such as sailing, yoga, and dance. More information can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K_H29He6QjAB-62eJZO_YOzC9OstWhgTPzjUnrQNcqc/edit?usp=sharing
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“e” inc. – Summer Science Discovery Program Roxbury (SSDP – Roxbury)

Grades Served: 2-7; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-7/29/2022

Location: Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley St., Roxbury, 02119

Contact: All enrollment with the “e” inc. Summer Science Discovery Program – Roxbury (SSDP-Roxbury) is set up through the Vine Street Community Center. Parents should phone the Community Center and enroll their child as a Community Center member which allows that member to be a part of the program with age mates.

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

Program Goals: At this four-week summer program, students will learn about the science that organizes the systems and beings of the Rainforest in week #1 and the same but for the Oceans in Week #2.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to ?fall in love? with science and the scientific processes by having successful experiences in investigation, data collection, drawing, writing, and other representational media. Team members will also learn in-depth information, through a set of fun activities centered on two distinct biomes ? the Ocean and the Rainforest. These thematic curriculum will provide specific system science for each biome so that by the end of their session, they are conversant regarding how the Rainforest and/or the Ocean biomes cohere.

Crossroads – Camp Mitton

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/26/2022-8/18/2022

Location: Camp Mitton, 46 Featherbed Ln, Brewster, 02631

Contact: https://crossroadsma.org/programs/crossroads-camps/

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

Program Goals: An underlying goal of all our efforts is to support the healthy development of each child. Given the current context, that objective has taken on greater significance than ever. Our summer camps and programs encourage young people to get outside and play: to enjoy extraordinary growth experiences while developing social-emotional skills, improving mental and physical wellness, and working towards a better future. Moreover, our summer programming strengthens the capacity of children and teens to think critically, self-regulate, collaborate, lead, and overcome obstacles. These social-emotional skills are shown to have a strong correlation with future success in school, work, and life.

Special Program Approach: For over 85 years, Crossroads has provided young people with access to experiential learning, social-emotional skill development, and relationship-building with peers and mentors. Our residential programs introduce children to unique challenges and growth opportunities that can be applied to their home, school, and community contexts. Participants become independent and resilient while demonstrating optimism, cooperation, and respect for others. Ultimately, our young people come to realize that they are capable of far more than they ever realized. A summer day at camp begins with children waking in their cabins at 7:30am and joining their peers in the dining hall for breakfast at 8:00am. During that family style meal, daily announcements are made, the theme of the day is introduced, and “shout-outs” are extended to campers and staff for the previous day’s accomplishments. Campers then transition to a rotation of three morning program blocks: instructional swim lessons, arts and crafts, and guided outdoor recreation (learning to canoe, paddle board, ride a bike, etc.). After lunch at 12:30pm, campers participate in two afternoon free choice sessions that include: Outdoor Pursuits: hiking, ropes courses, boating, mountain biking, archery, wilderness adventures. Free swim: always the most popular! Team sports: soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, and unique-to-Crossroads sports Creative Arts: crafts, painting, lip-sync battle, improv, dancing, performance drama Campers wind down the afternoon with a “siesta” hour of reading, napping or visiting with friends. Dinner begins at 5:30pm and is a celebration of the day; the meal almost always involves a spirited dance party and friendly performance competitions. At 7pm, the Evening Program begins; activities include campfires (with marshmallows of course), sing-alongs, and performances developed over the course of the week during arts and crafts blocks. The day concludes with campers returning to their cabins for Insight, which is a counselor-led discussion that reflects on the day’s challenges, successes, and lessons learned. Campers then have a half-hour of quiet reading or personal time before lights out at 9:00pm. There are no screens at our camps, we are a TV-, Xbox-, Playstation-, smartphone-free zone.

Crossroads – Camp Wing

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 6/26/2022-8/18/2022

Location: Camp Wing, 119 Myrtle Street, Duxbury, 02332

Contact: https://crossroadsma.org/programs/crossroads-camps/

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

Program Goals: An underlying goal of all our efforts is to support the healthy development of each child. Given the current context, that objective has taken on greater significance than ever. Our summer camps and programs encourage young people to get outside and play: to enjoy extraordinary growth experiences while developing social-emotional skills, improving mental and physical wellness, and working towards a better future. Moreover, our summer programming strengthens the capacity of children and teens to think critically, self-regulate, collaborate, lead, and overcome obstacles. These social-emotional skills are shown to have a strong correlation with future success in school, work, and life.

Special Program Approach: For over 85 years, Crossroads has provided young people with access to experiential learning, social-emotional skill development, and relationship-building with peers and mentors. Our residential programs introduce children to unique challenges and growth opportunities that can be applied to their home, school, and community contexts. Participants become independent and resilient while demonstrating optimism, cooperation, and respect for others. Ultimately, our young people come to realize that they are capable of far more than they ever realized. A summer day at camp begins with children waking in their cabins at 7:30am and joining their peers in the dining hall for breakfast at 8:00am. During that family style meal, daily announcements are made, the theme of the day is introduced, and “shout-outs” are extended to campers and staff for the previous day’s accomplishments. Campers then transition to a rotation of three morning program blocks: instructional swim lessons, arts and crafts, and guided outdoor recreation (learning to canoe, paddle board, ride a bike, etc.). After lunch at 12:30pm, campers participate in two afternoon free choice sessions that include: Outdoor Pursuits: hiking, ropes courses, boating, mountain biking, archery, wilderness adventures Free swim: always the most popular! Team sports: soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, and unique-to-Crossroads sports. Creative Arts: crafts, painting, lip-sync battle, improv, dancing, performance drama Campers wind down the afternoon with a “siesta” hour of reading, napping or visiting with friends. Dinner begins at 5:30pm and is a celebration of the day; the meal almost always involves a spirited dance party and friendly performance competitions. At 7pm, the Evening Program begins; activities include campfires (with marshmallows of course), sing-alongs, and performances developed over the course of the week during arts and crafts blocks. The day concludes with campers returning to their cabins for Insight, which is a counselor-led discussion that reflects on the day’s challenges, successes, and lessons learned. Campers then have a half-hour of quiet reading or personal time before lights out at 9:00pm. There are no screens at our camps, we are a TV-, Xbox-, Playstation-, smartphone-free zone.

YMCA – Camp Ponkapoag SLA

Grades Served: 2-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Ponkapoag Outdoor Learning Center, Blue Hills Reservation, 312 Border Street, Boston, 02128

Contact: Contact Ashley Cobb at ACobb@ymcaboston.org

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

Program Goals: The YMCA is requesting funding to support 14 programs that each follow a similar program model. The program design for the Y’s intensive summer learning academies is based on a blended learning model, where youth will receive 3.5 hours daily of high-quality academic instruction led by certified, MA public school teachers, and a minimum of 5 hours of enrichment programming led by qualified YMCA staff. Youth receive healthy meals, including daily breakfast, lunch and snack as part of the program. Program Goals & Outcomes: Maintaining and increasing academic levels in the areas of ELA and Math; Providing opportunities for social, emotional, and cognitive development; Hands on learning and skill building activities; Community engagement & awareness; Structured and unstructured physical activities to promote healthy living and wellness

Special Program Approach: Get outdoors and experience a traditional day camp program, while also engaging in high-quality, high intervention supports in Math and English/Language Arts.

ACEDONE – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 2-9; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Hennigan K-8 School, 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130

Contact: Our Summer Learning Academy targets students from the immigrant community while building on our After School Program educational focus which includes experiences beyond the classroom. Over the course of five weeks students participate in field trips, STEM challenges, cultural events, heath/wellness, leadership, and art.

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

Program Goals: Boston Public Schools, in collaboration with the ACEDONE, is offering a 5 week Summer Academic Enrichment Program focusing on grade level academic skills in Math and English Language Arts. Our program is designed to prepare students for the upcoming school year and will count for credits for students who require it. This summer the program will be offered to students in 1st grade through 8th grade. In additions to the academics, students will be exposed to enrichment courses such as STEM, Art, Physical Ed./Health. We will also focus on building social and emotional skills during both the academic and enrichment portions of the program. Over the 5-weeks students will participate in field trips exploring experiences beyond the classroom. The program will serve 120 current 1st-8th grade students from Boston Public Schools at the James W. Hennigan K-8 School (200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, MA). The program runs Monday-Friday 8:00 am-3:00.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to work with staff that have personally been through the summer program and also have access to five different enrichments (STEM,ART,WELLNESS,MUSIC/DANCE,LEADERSHIP(SEL FOCUSED).

Jackson/Mann K-8 School – Summer EL

Grades Served: 2-9; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Jackson/Mann K-8, 40 Armington Street, Allston, MA 02134

Contact: Jackson Mann EL Summer School will provide academic opportunities, enrichment, breakfast and lunch, and a chance to socialize with friends.

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

Program Goals: We will focus on providing fair and equitable access to both academic and enrichment activities to English Language Learners who need help in achieving grade level competency. The curriculum will consist of a balanced approach that supports various student needs. Our program will focus on and include: -Provide equitable access to learning -Outside learning time incorporating nature -Social emotional learning -Narrow opportunity and achievement gaps -Raise academic performance of students to grade level competency -Provide enrichment activities embedded into academic instructions -Provide remedial support to students who do not meet promotional requirements due to attendance or not meeting grade level benchmarks -Create and maintain a safe and respectful, anti-racist environment for all.

Tenacity – Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Rogers Park

Grades Served: 2-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Rogers Park, 30 Rogers Park Ave, Boston, 02135

Contact: They can find out more information about our summer program and register starting April 27th at https://tenacity.org/strp-boston/

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

Program Goals: Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills. Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills.

Special Program Approach: At this program. students will have the chance to try out tennis and other activities that may be new to them. They will run around and stay and healthy over the summer, and keep their minds active through reading activities and enrichment.

Tenacity – Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Boston Common

Grades Served: 2-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Boston Common, Tremont St & Boylston St, Boston, 02108

Contact: They can find out more information about our summer program and register starting April 27th at https://tenacity.org/strp-boston/

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

Program Goals: Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills. Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills.

Special Program Approach: At this program. students will have the chance to try out tennis and other activities that may be new to them. They will run around and stay and healthy over the summer, and keep their minds active through reading activities and enrichment.

Tenacity – Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Billings Field

Grades Served: 2-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Billings Field, 369 Lagrange St, Boston, 02132

Contact: They can find out more information about our summer program and register starting April 27th at https://tenacity.org/strp-boston/

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

Program Goals: Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills. Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills.

Special Program Approach: At this program. students will have the chance to try out tennis and other activities that may be new to them. They will run around and stay and healthy over the summer, and keep their minds active through reading activities and enrichment.

Tenacity – Tenacity Summer Tennis & Reading Program – Dorchester Park

Grades Served: 2-10; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Dorchester Park, 2180 Dorchester Ave, Boston, 02124

Contact: They can find out more information about our summer program and register starting April 27th at https://tenacity.org/strp-boston/

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

Program Goals: Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills. Offered in partnership with the City of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Tenacity’s Summer Tennis & Reading Program (STRP) provides an enriching learning environment for city youth, keeping minds and bodies active during the summer. During July and August, Tenacity serves nearly 4,200 Boston youth ages 6-16 through our STRP held in parks across the city. This dynamic program is offered free-of-charge on summer weekday mornings and afternoons. Each age group meets for a session where time is split between tennis/fitness and summer reading activities. Through a partnership with Project Bread and their Summer Eats initiative, Tenacity offers free healthy snacks provided by City Fresh Foods Boston at select STRP sites. In 2020, over 2,200 snacks were distributed. The Tenacity STRP employs more than 100 Boston youth through a partnership with Boston’s Youth Engagement and Employment program, providing fun jobs that offer rich opportunities to build leadership skills.

Special Program Approach: At this program. students will have the chance to try out tennis and other activities that may be new to them. They will run around and stay and healthy over the summer, and keep their minds active through reading activities and enrichment.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center – Dance and music program

Grades Served: 2-12; Alternative Education; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/11/2022-8/27/2022

Location: Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 282 Meridian St., East Boston, 02128

Contact: Parent can contact us via email at vroccboston@gmail.com or via phone at 617-308-2314 or visit us Monday Through Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at 282 Meridian St. Easy Boston, MA 02128

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

Program Goals: This program teaches participants about the importance of one’s heritage through learning and performing ethnic dances and music. Students learn a collection of pieces representing different Latin American countries that include Chile, Perú, Puerto Rico, México, Colombia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Spain among others.

Special Program Approach: This program will enrich the student’s knowledge on some music and dance historic and geographic of some of the countries of Latin America.

Lee Academy Pilot School – STEAM Ahead SLA

Grades Served: 3-4; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Lee Academy Pilot School, 25 Dunbar Ave, Boston, 02124

Contact: www.summerlearningacademy.com

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

Program Goals: At this program, students will receive academic enrichment (Math, ELA, Science) and the opportunity to explore all of the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Students will also participate in STEM/STEAM project based activities, field trips, sports activities and more.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to participate in this challenging and fun experience that consists of several components, including S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) projects, academic enrichment (Math, ELA, Science), field trips, sports, mindfulness activities, guest speakers and more.

Adams/Alighieri Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 3-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/6/2022

Location: Alighieri Montessori School, 37 Gove Street, East Boston, 02128

Contact: Contact rcruzestradadequinn@bostonpublicschools.org

Skill Development: Critical Thinking; Social Awareness & Relationships; Teamwork

Program Goals: The Adams and Alighieri Montessori Schools are partnering to offer a unique summer school opportunity for students from both schools. The summer program will offer a blend of academic and enrichment opportunities with support from East Boston partner organizations.

Special Program Approach: Build academic skills while engaging with community partners.

Blackstone School – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 3-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/5/2022

Location: Blackstone School, 380 Shawmut Ave, Boston, 02118

Contact: Summer Learning at the Blackstone (July 5-Aug 5th 2022): A 5-week program for students entering 3rd, 4th & 5th grade in 2022. The program will focus on reading, writing, and math. Students will also get to enjoy the arts through music and dance.

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

Program Goals: We will use a curriculum that is academically rigorous and culturally rich to establish a coherent, research-based vision of instruction and related competencies that endeavor to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps. Our instructional approach is based on the guidelines set out by Boston Public Schools for instructional equity by: 1) Creating learning environments that are conducive to learning, 2) Designing learning experiences with our students in mind, 3) Ensuring that our scholars are presented with cognitively demanding instruction and tasks every day of their learning, and 4) Assessing our scholars learning for progress. The educators that will be brought together for our program will immerse themselves in multiple research-based frameworks and streamline their instruction to create the essentials for an equitable learning model. The alignment and shared commitment across the team will be reflected in the progress of our scholars.

Special Program Approach: In this program, students will have a chance to successfully accelerate learning, and build on social skills in a supportive environment. We are actively recruiting students within the school and doing this now allows us to know the students well and what their academic and social needs are. Their current teachers are able to advocate for students’ needs as well. This means that our students will get tailored instruction.

David A Ellis – Summer Learning Academy

Grades Served: 3-6; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/4/2022-8/5/2022

Location: King K-8 School, 77 Lawrence Ave., Boston, 02121

Contact: Email nelliott@bostonpublicschools.org

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

Program Goals: Students in our program will be grouped by grade level. Within each grade, teachers will created targeted supports, scaffolds, and groupings based on student ELD levels and assessment performances. Students will have daily grade level ELA, Math, and Writing. that provides rigorous, culturally responsive instruction. Students will have daily enrichment classes that encourage language acquisition and support the learning being done in the classroom. Teachers of ELA and Writing will be ESL certified and all other teachers will possess an SEI endorsement.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will receive targeted support towards language Acquisition along with target math and ela intervention

OneLove Sports Academy – One Love Sports League – Monday

Grades Served: 3-8; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/11/2022-8/29/2022

Location: CASH High, 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, 02122

Contact: onelovesportsacademy@gmail.com

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

Program Goals: How to Achieve, Compete, and Succeed in all areas of life. We use sports as a vehicle to bring youth into safe areas where we can teach them core values, and life lessons to help them on and off the court. These lessons are the tools used to navigate through life. We use relationship building and mentorship as our biggest tools. During the summer is the most critical time to reach and engage with the youth. We use a mind, body, and soul approach to reach them

Special Program Approach: Be a student, be a youth, and be met wherever they are in life and helped get to their next point in life. Just actually being there and available on and off program hours. The mentorship piece is our strong point we are just there for the youth and the family no matter the situation or occasion.

Nxt Era Panthers – Nxt Era Panthers

Grades Served: 3-9; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 3/31/2022-10/1/2022

Location: Almont Park, 40 Almont Street, Mattapan, 02126

Contact: www.nxterapanthers.com

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

Program Goals: Mentorship, health, wellness, and guidance through the game of football. Students will have positive influence and guidance. This program will keep the youth busy and active through spring and summer.

Special Program Approach: Students will have the opportunity to be a part of the book club and workshops. The book club will strengthen these student athletes reading and communication skills. Students will also have the opportunity to travel and see beyond Boston, MA.

Courageous Sailing – Steps To Lead

Grades Served: 3-11; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/5/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Courageous Sailing, 197 8th St., Charlestown, 02129

Contact: Registration in Steps To Lead is by lottery and was completed in March. Please visit https://courageoussailing.org/sailing/youth/summer-programs/ for more information.

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

Program Goals: At this program, students will learn how to sail, starting at a beginner level and building skills and confidence as they progress through the “Steps” over the course of seven summers. Steps To Lead incorporates environmental stewardship and hands-on STEM at all levels, and features a deliberate focus on building leadership, community, and social-emotional skills.

Special Program Approach: At this program, students will have the chance to explore Boston Harbor, become confident sailors, make lifelong friendships, and be part of a supportive, enthusiastic, and diverse community. Steps To Lead is free for those in need, and Swim Sail Science graduates are guaranteed full scholarships, meals, school bus transportation, and ongoing swimming instruction if needed.

Agassiz Village Summer Camp – Summer Camp, Summer Teen Advancement, and Leaders

Grades Served: 3-12; Program Model: In-Person Learning; Start/End Dates: 7/4/2022-8/12/2022

Location: Agassiz Village, 238 Bedford Street, Lexington, 02420

Contact: Parents/guardians may contact Agassiz Village’s Program Director, Camille Ridge, to register their student for our summer camp program. Camille can be reached at 781-860-0200 ext.1005 or cridge@agassizvillage.org. They my also register online by accessing this link.

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