Youth

Youth and Teen Symposium | May 2

On Friday, May 2 Consciously Exposed Cafe will host a Teen and Youth Symposium. This event will take place at the Grove Hall Community Center at 51 Geneva Avenue in Roxbury from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm. This event is hosted by Leonard Tshitenge, a poet, youth/community speaker, and Founder of Consciously Exposed Cafe. There will also be a guest speaker by the name of Dr. Ulric Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a mental health counselor, Director of teens against gang violence, and Co-founder of the peaceable schools and community groups. This event is titled "Hopelessness in the City: bullying, teen gangs, and sexual violence". >> Read More

Participatory Budgeting at The City School | April 3

The City School Logo

On Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30 pm The City School will host a participatory budgeting session. This session will take place at The City School located at 614 Columbia Road in Dorchester. This session is to generate ideas on how Boston youth can spend $1 million in capital budget. 

They are looking for creative and beautiful ideas that will support the healthy development of the Boston youth and neighborhoods. Food will be served. To learn more about the Boston Participatory Budget Project, click here

Got Talent | January 31

Friday January 31 between 6pm-8:30pm, "Got Talent" Youth Talent Showcase will be taking place in the Joseph Lee School Auditorium at the Perkins Community Center (155 Talbot Avenue Dorchester, MA). This showcase is to have youth & families from all genres of interest come and all neighborhoods of the city to display their artistic expression on stage for the enjoyment of all.

The "Got Talent" showcase series was formed in 2009 via collaboration between Matt Parker- a heralded youth worker in the communities of Boston, and the Perkins Community Center Youth Program staff. Several succesful events over the years made this a premier venue for youth talent. Now back to kick off the 2014 year, the Got Talent Showcase is sure to be a fun time!

-All Ages Welcome
-Friday January 31, 2014
-6pm-8:30pm
-admission is: $3 per person
-raffle prizes
-proceeds goes to the Perkins Youth program and peace causes) >> Read More

To Tell the truth | November 2

The Free Surviving & Healing Sexual Abuse Conference #27

Saturday November 2 from 10am- 2pm

Codman Square Health Center's Great Hall

637 Washington Street Dorchester MA 02124

This event is open to males and females of ALL AGES. In this conference you will learn about Surviving & Healing from any Sexual Abuse and you will lean about Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse.

 

Contact: Debbie Chambers 617.298.1102 

email: dcempoweringchildren@gmail.com

website: dcempowring.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/dcempowering

Dorchester Youth Hockey’s Annual Golf Tournament | October 4th

Dorchester Youth Hockey will be hosting their Annual Golf Tournament. Friday, October 4th at 1:00PM at the Ponkapoag Golf Course (2167 Washington Street Canton, MA 02021).

The cost is $125 per player and includes dinner and a shirt.
Hole Sponsors also needed!!! Cost is $125. Sponsorship of a hole will include your name or the name of your business on a flag, which you will receive following the tournament. Your sponsorship will also be acknowledged on the DYH website.
 
For more information or to register, please contact Jay Broderick at jbrode6247@aol.com or 617-201-5647.
 

Boys of Today…Men of Tomorrow | June 29

"Boys of Today…Men of Tomorrow" is a youth summer program designed to build confidence and social awareness in young gentlemen ages 11-17 years old. Registration Required. First Come First Served

Start Date: June 29, 2013

Finish Date: August 17, 2013 (Saturdays Only)

Start Time: 12:00 PM

Finish Time: 2:00 PM

Anthony D. Perkins Community Center

155 Talbot Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02124

Contact: Al Copeland at (617) 334-5954 or alcopeland.pcc@gmail.com

Boston’s Next Top Model | June 29

"Boston’s Next Top Model" is a youth summer program designed to promote healthy self-esteem and self-care in  for young ladies ages 11-17 years old. Registration Required. First Come First Served.
 
Start Date: June 29, 2013
Finish Date: August 17, 2013 (Saturdays Only)
Start Time: 10:00 am
Finish Time: 1:00 PM
Anthony D. Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
Contact Al Copeland at (617) 334-5954 or alcopeland.pcc@gmail.com

ADSL & UMass-Boston Athletics team up to host FREE Youth Baseball/Softball Clinic

All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) & UMass-Boston athletics have teamed up to offer FREE youth baseball & softball clinic on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 PM @ the Clark Athletic Center located at 100 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. 

 

 

Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Time: 1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Ages: Boys & Girls: 8-16

Place: UMass-Boston Clark Athletic Center

100 Morrissey Boulevard

Dorchester, MA 02125

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Valentine’s Day Dance Party for LGBT Youth | Feb. 9

On February 9th, 2013, Boston Latino Pride is hosting their very first Valentine’s Day Dance Party for LGBT Youth with Special Guest from RuPaul’s Drag Race Stars Mystique Summers. DJ Lady Spindrift will be spinning the Hottest Latin, Hip Hop and Top 40 Music. 

Doors open at 7PM at The Harriet Tubman House: 566 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Only 125 Youth are allowed at this event due to capacity limitation, we are offering online ticket sales  You can buy pre-sale Tickets by Clicking Here for $5. If you plan to buy your ticket at the door it will be $7 dollars.

If you have any question regarding this event please contact Youthdance@bostonpride.org

This event is sponsored by Boston Pride, Latino Pride and Boston Pride Hockey Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Youth Sanctuary

Phone: 

617-322-3380

Fax: 

617-322-3381

Email: 

contact@bostonyouthsanctuary.org

Website: 

http://www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org/

Mission: 

Boston Youth Sanctuary (BYS) 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 that attend BYS After School Program will graduate feeling empowered and better equipped to face the challenges that arise in their daily lives.

Who We Are:

BYS is a therapeutic after-school program for youth ages 6-11 that have experienced traumatic events or circumstances in their lives. BYS works with children and families from the Boston community providing clinical and case management services designed to improve youths’ functioning in home, community and academic settings. BYS works to address the needs of children across all life domains by providing wrap-around services to them and their families in one centralized location.

Our Youth:

BYS serves youth ages 6-11 who live in inner-city Boston. BYS youth have experienced a variety of traumas including but not limited to the violent deaths of parents/siblings, neglect, homelessness, foster care, and physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. BYS youth need not have a formal diagnosis of PTSD but must present with symptoms suggesting a socio-emotional impact of the trauma that they have experienced. BYS youth come from a variety of academic settings and familial structures, and BYS is committed to meeting children and families where they are.

Services Offered:

  • Therapeutic/Activity Groups

BYS youth participate in daily therapeutic skill-building and enrichment activities. In cohorts of same-aged peers, youth attend rotating multi-sensory groups catered to their developmental needs. These groups include trauma-informed yoga led by a licensed therapist/yoga instructor, expressive arts therapy, gender-based empowerment groups, cooking, gymnastics, hip hop dance, and group therapy led by licensed BYS child clinicians, focusing on areas of need such as problem-solving and conflict resolution.    

  • Individual Therapy
    BYS youth have access to weekly individual therapy with experienced, clinicians. Clinicians develop individualized treatment plans and clinical goals highly tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. BYS clinicians incorporate theory from evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, and the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Model. BYS Clinicians utilize play therapy, art-based interventions, sensory modulation, and role play/social scripting to incorporate age-appropriate methodologies in youths’ treatment.
  • Family Support Services
    Family engagement is an essential component of BYS’s approach and families are encouraged to help guide their child’s treatment. Families/caregivers are expected to attend meetings approximately every six weeks to discuss their child’s treatment and progress, as well as to ensure their family’s needs are being met. BYS offers case management services to the families/caregivers of BYS youth, and each child enrolled at BYS is assigned a Family Liaison. Family Liaisons work directly with families/caregivers to establish long and short-term goals to achieve familial stability and strength. Family Liaisons offer strategic and direct support in pursuit of established goals. Case management services vary based on the needs and expressed wishes of families/caregivers. All BYS Family Liaisons are highly experienced navigating social service systems and accessing community resources.
  • Transportation
    BYS provides free, private door-to-door transportation to and from the program daily. BYS vans pick children up from partner schools and bring them to BYS, and at the end of the program day pick them up from BYS and drop them off at home, releasing them only to children’s caregivers or to parties authorized by caregivers. BYS vans are driven by Massachusetts certified children’s van drivers contracted by local professional transportation company Kidz on the Run.
  • Educational Advocacy
    BYS offers educational advocacy for youth as needed. BYS believes that success in academic settings is essential to long-term social and emotional success. BYS is available to review existing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans, attend IEP and 504 meetings, request testing, and advocate for a child’s educational needs. Educational advocates are available in conjunction with a youth’s broader clinical team to consult with youths’ schools about effective behavior management strategies as determined by their treatment plans and goals.
  • Nutrition and Health
    BYS provides youth nutritious food options each day in collaboration with City Fresh Foods. BYS also provides education about healthy eating choices. BYS youth participate in a cooking group in which they learn about nutrition, portion control, and general health in an effort to support youth in healthy physical and emotional development. BYS also offers youth a variety of opportunities to engage in physical activities including outdoor free play, staff-led physical activity, yoga, and gymnastics.
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For a copy of our referral please contact 617-322-3380 or visit www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org /about/referral-form/ 

Created: 
10/22/2012
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