Parent's Summer Hotline

The City of Boston has just announced the Parent's Summer Hotline. By calling this line - (617) 635-4500 - parents can receive answers to any questions about summer sites, summer programming and safety concerns surrounding both. The line is staffed 24 hours a day. Read on for a message from Mayor Thomas Menino.

Yesterday, there was a shooting on Columbia Road, near the Frederick Pilot Middle School. It was unrelated to the school and any of its programs, and the staff ensured the safety of all of the campers. School administrators, the Boston Police Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families, together with many other agencies and community groups, are working to end these types of incidents in our city. However, I encourage you to call 617-635-4500 if you ever have a concern about summer school and summer camp sites and your child.


The very best way to create strong, safe neighborhoods is to make sure our children and teenagers have a summer full of productive activities and learning. Many parents have already enrolled their children in summer programs. If you have not yet done so, please call the Boston Youth Zone at (617) 635-KIDS to learn about free programs that still have space available and are ready to welcome your family right away.

Boston is proud to be one of the few cities in the country that has expanded our summer programs this year. We have created the Parent’s Summer Hotline at (617) 635-4500 in partnership with my office of constituent services to answer your questions and reassure you about these activities.


Mayor Thomas Menino