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Youth Activities and After School

Art interns

Public Art Interns
This is a paid employment program for young people ages 14-25 years old. There are two sessions that run during the course of the year: 1) after-school (October-May) and 2) summer time  (July-August). Young people are referred to this program through the Department of Youth Services, Boston Youth Fund, and ABCD. We offer all participants job training, case management, and mentorship, in addition to the hands-on art skills they gain.

Artists for Humanity

The youth run Arts Micro-enterprise is a paid apprentice ship/leadership program which places inner city teens ages 14-18 in small groups with professional urban artists and young mentors to design, create, and sell art products. Meets after school from 3-6pm during the school year and 12-3pm during the summer. 100 West Second st. South Boston MA< 02127

Berklee City Music Boston

If you're a fourth- through 12th-grader living in the greater Boston area, Berklee City Music® can give you the tools and support you need to reach your fullest potential through theory/musicianship classes, ensembles, one-on-one instruction and mentoring, and performance opportunities. You’ll have access to expert faculty and a comprehensive curriculum in popular and contemporary music. Approximately 90% of the applicants are minority students.
1140 and 855 Boylston St. Boston MA, 02116

Bikes not Bombs

Offers youth programing through Earn-A-Bike: a pre-employment training program for youth ages 12+. Also has a Girls Action Initiative for ages 9-13, Summer Bike Safety and Mechanics Program: a cooperative learning day camp for youth ages 9+, Teen vocational Training, and the Youth Spokes: a youth leadership development group.
284 Amory St. and 18 Bartlett Sq. Jamaica Plain MA, 02130

Bird Street Community Center

A community-based youth organization serving Uphmas Corner, Dudley St, and the surrounding Boston Neighborhoods. Programs include school age child care, leadership, recreational, teen center, and educational and developmental activities for youth and their families. Offers part time employment for youth as young as 12 if they are part of the program. Limited to 10 hours per week. boys groups and girls groups meet 3 times a week.
500 Columbia rd. Dorchester, MA 02125

Blackstone Community Center

Programs include: theater, arts, karate classes, after school care, and academic support. Nominal membership fee required. Open Monday - Friday 8am-9pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. Not open on Sunday.
50 West Brookline St. Boston, MA 02118.

Boston Asian: Youth Essential Service (Y.E.S.)

Youth services agency for Asian youth from Hong King, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Asian Countries, as well as those born in America. Provides after school and summer programs as well as a teen center.
199 Harrison Ave Boston MA, 02111

Boston Centers for Youth and Families

BCYF is a one-stop shop for families looking for educational & recreational programs and services for children, youth, infants, and elders. Programs offered in community case centers provide youth advocacy and development, oversees the operations and maintenance of the City's 43 community centers, and offers quality affordable after-school programs for Boston residents.
1483 Tremont St. Boston ma, 02120

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

After school and summer camps as well as "Recreation and Youth Programs," which provide pool and gym activities, as well as ESL and other academic classes, tutoring, and youth services to young people and families in Chinatown
38 Ash St Boston MA, 02111

Boston City Lights Performing Arts

Educates children in dance, singing, acting, graphic design, photography, sound production, set design, and community participation. Program offers time slots Monday-Friday from 3pm-9pm and weekends 9am-7pm.
1148 Washington St. Boston MA, 02118

Boston Youth Sanctuary provides a safe and nurturing environment where at-risk youth are encouraged to express themselves positively and gain sustainable coping skills that aid in academic, community and home life success. Youth (ages 6 to 12) that attend BYS After School Program will graduate feeling empowered and better equipped to face the challenges that arise in their daily lives.

Bridging the Gap

a 12 week life skills program for at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 years old. BTG will work in conjunction with district attorney offices, probation departments, court, police, DCF, and families. Youth attend two to three days per week. Programs include group discussion and activities and some field trips.

Condon Community Center

Center is home to an award winning after school program and the first community based GED testing site in MA. Offers programs from ages 5-85 including pool, gym, computer lab, playground, outdoor stage, youth room, and meeting spaces.
200 D St. South Boston MA, 02127

Dorchester YMCA

Dorchester YMCA Located in Codman Square, the Dorchester YMCA was founded in 1919 and today is one of the community's leading social service providers. This branch is home to a dedicated computer lab staffed by Boston Public Schools, which offers at-risk youth the opportunity to make up high school credits. Also provides after school and summer programing.

Kroc Corps Community Center

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston strives to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Our top quality programs foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness.

In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow
650 Dudley St. Boston MA 02125

La Alianza Hispana

La Alianza Hispana is a community based non-profit organization serving the Latino community and all residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. Provdes an after school program and teen center.
409 Dudley st. Roxbury MA, 02119

Madison Park Community Center

Offers rainbow reading, math, after school tutoring, and enrichment programs for children. Operates a teen program as well with recreational activities including swimming and basketball. Facility has classrooms, a computer lab, a gym, and a pool.
55 Malcom X Blv.
Roxbury Crossing MA, 02120

Mayors Youth Council

The Mayor's Youth Council provides Boston's young people with an active role in addressing youth issues. High school juniors and seniors are selected to serve as volunteer representatives of every neighborhood in the city. The young advocates outreach to Boston teens, inform them of existing opportunities and listen to suggestions on what the city can do to improve its youth oriented efforts.
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603 Boston MA, 02201

Mural Crew

Every summer, young Boston artists work alongside professional mural painters to conceptualize, design, and paint large-scale murals throughout the city. Over the years, the Mayor's Mural Crew (MMC) has given hundreds of Boston's youth the chance to be active participants in the creation of public art. After school program for youth ages 14-17 who are interested in art.




Provides after school and summer programs for youth ages 12 - 15 years old. As well as programing for criminally involved and high risk youth ages 16-26.
101 Park st. Chelsea MA, 02150

Roxbury Family YMCA

As the largest provider of licensed childcare in Roxbury, the YMCA offers programs for infant, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten as well as many after school programs. In addition, teens may take advantage of both recreational programs an leadership development opportunities. There are a variety of youth summer programs and free summer memberships. Additionally, the Black Achievers program, which can be reached at 617-927-8031, established one-on-one mentoring to help with college planning.
285 Martin Luther King Blvd. Roxbury MA, 02119

Social Justice Internships — CITY MISSION

As one of the oldest social justice organizations in the United States, we take seriously our role to teach the next generation about this important
work. Beginning in 2015, City Mission has offered a Social Justice internship program for high school students who are rising into their
junior or senior year, or those who have just graduated from high school. The social justice internship program is six weeks long beginning Monday, July 8, 2019 and concluding Friday, August 16, 2019. The internship is for high school students who will be going into grade 11, 12, or graduates starting their freshmen year of college in September. Each intern will work 15 hours a week each week (includes one full day each week that the entire group is together for educational programming, volunteer activities, and field trips. The remaining hours would be scheduled throughout the rest of the week with varying times for each intern.) and will be paid a stipend of $225 per week.

The Community Art Center

Provides a continuum of care for families beginning with a licensed school age child care program serving ages 5-12 and extending to the teen media program serving ages 11-19. Programs serve children living in Cambridge's Newtowne Court/Washington Elms public housing developments and is surrounding Area IV neighborhood. Programs engage young people in exploring their identities and creative talents through processes of critical thinking, problem solving, and self expression.
119 Windsor St Cambridge MA, 02139

The Leading Creative Writing Programs and Writing Center | GrubStreet

Boston creative writing center for writers and storytellers of every genre. Classes available in a variety of formats including multi-week workshops, seminars, and online classes. Ages teen and up!

Things To Do | City of Boston

Boston is a culture-rich city always teeming with programs, events and activities for all ages. Summer Events and Discounts Boston offers exciting summer options for residents and visitors of all ages. See a movie in your local park, learn tennis at a neighborhood community center, listen to a concert on City Hall Plaza, or learn to paint on the waterfront.

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