Youth

Walkin' the Tightrope Art Show at the Good Life, Mar. 5

Support the art department at the John Marshall Elementary School while enjoying a display of artwork by their 3rd and 4th graders, good food, music and dancing.  Nike has donated 130 pairs of sneakers that the students have customized as part of a project called "Walkin' the Tightrope" launched by art teacher Olivia Chaffee.  The project is designed to be an outlet for students to express themselves creatively and to address the unique and difficult issues that many of the students are going through. 

Stuff Magazine wrote an article last month, Heart and Sole, in which Chaffee explains how"A vast majority of them have lost direct family members to gang violence or imprisonment...By nine or ten years old, these kids have been through some things many adults will never see in their lifetime. . .  This project is intended to get them on the right path." >> Read More

Dorchester Youth Alternative Academy

Phone: 

617-822-0198

Mission: 

Dorchester Youth Alternative's goal is to increase student attendance, enhance academic growth, improve behavior at school, and engage parents and guardians in the educational process so that students may function effectively and successfully in the school setting.

DYA is committed to the education of Boston youths aged 12-16 with a Children in Need of Services (CHINS) truancy petition through the Juvenile Court system.

Location

18 Samoset St
Boston, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Boston Youth Service Network (BYSN) is a group of providers in communities throughout Boston who are committed to sharing best practices and working together to develop a range of services that may be defined as an alternative school-to-career system.

Key Programs Offered: 

Students enter DYA working at different grade levels. Each student’s curriculum is designed for them individually. Every student receives personalized assistance, in addition to time spent on individual coursework, students are also taught and works in groups.

Created: 
10/15/2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

Phone: 

617-542-9090

Email: 

info@bbbsmb.org

Website: 

www.bbbsmb.org

Mission: 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children through the nurturing of continuing, one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. For more information please call 617-542-9090 or visit www.bbbsmb.org.

Location

75 Federal Street 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Becoming a Big takes just a few steps You: -Complete and submit the on-line application – we’ll contact you when we receive it -Submit names of references -Join us for a face to face interview (it’s helpful if you bring answers to the pre-interview questionnaire with you) We: -Review your application and references – we also do a background check -Get to know you, your background, interests and hobbies better in a 60-90 minute interview -Consider how well your skills and interests match those of youth on our waiting list and talk to both you and the family about this potential friendship -Set a date for you and the youth to meet, accompanied by an agency staff member. The process to qualify as a Big takes a few weeks: the time before you’re matched with a Little depends on how many youth living in your area and sharing your interests are waiting for Bigs.

Me? A Big Brother or Big Sister? Yes, you! It's really simple. All you need to do is have fun with a great kid doing stuff you already do (or want to do) like: play video games, play sports, enjoy free tickets to events, wash your car, go hiking, or watch TV. Whatever. You decide!

Boys and Girls Club, Franklin Hill Housing Development

Phone: 

617-282-2800

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Extended Day 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Mission: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing: * a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity * ongoing relationships with caring adults * life-enhancing programs

Location

5 Shandon Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please contact the Club at 617-282-2800 to pick up an application and for additional information.

Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Enrichment Program 2010 This summer program will allow your child to experience the cultures, art and languages of the seven continents in a fun, safe and exciting environment. It will also help them maintain academic gains made during the school year. Ages: 6-12 Dates: July 6-August 20th Session1: July 6-July 16/ Theme: Africa and Australia Session 2: July 19-July 30/ Theme: North & South America Session 3: August 2-August 13/ Theme: Europe and Asia Session 4: August 16-August 20/ Theme: Antarctica

Created: 
05/10/2010

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston serve more than 14,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology. During the summer, many of our Clubs run summer camp programs for children and leadership programs for teens. >> Read More

Newcomers Academy

Phone: 

617-635-7993

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mission: 

* Deliver high-quality education
* Accelerate English language acquisition
* Develop academic content vocabulary and higher level thinking skills
* Promote the development of social and academic skills students will need when entering district high schools
* Build a foundation for long-term academic and socio-cultural success
* Serve as a learning site for best practices in educating secondary school English language learners with interrupted schooling or gaps in their formal education.

Location

100 Maxwell St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

* University of Massachusetts Boston
* Boston University
* Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians
* Local social service agencies

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

All students new to the Boston Public Schools must visit a Family Resource Center with the appropriate paperwork to begin the registration process. English Language Learners are identified through a home language survey and testing provided at the Newcomer Assessment and Counseling Center. Students who meet the criteria for Newcomers Academy will be informed about the program. All students will complete a choice form to select a diploma-granting high school as well.

Students may attend Newcomers Academy for one semester or up to two calendar years, depending on the academic need, before enrolling in a diploma-granting high school. Newcomers Academy staff will continue to monitor students’ progress after they have left the program.

Key Programs Offered: 

All students engage in rigorous coursework, including:
* Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) and Literacy development; and
* Sheltered instruction in English, Math, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Arts and Physical Education.

Students participate in field trips and community service to support their transition to life in Boston. Instruction takes place during the school day (8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.), with additional support available on Saturdays and during the summer.

Student progress is assessed through a variety of measures, including:
* MCAS exams, such as MELA-O and MEPA to assess reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
* Math notebooks;
* Reading and writing assignments;
* Community service participation; and
* Exit portfolio.

Created: 
04/16/2010

Seekers of Knowledge Inc

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Seekers of Knowledge Inc P.O. Box 240082 Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: 

617-379-2421

Fax: 

617-822-2421

Mission: 

Our mission is to support the development of young girls through the arts of creative expression, academic support, and social/emotional development. We instill in each seeker the importance of encouragement, understanding, team building, respect, discipline and community service.

Location

Perkins Community Center
155 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Summer Arts Series 2010 Monday July 5 - Friday August 27 (8 weeks) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: 10 hours each day Check back for 2011 Summer Series information. Program includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Summer Series Costume, All Field Trips (family trip in August).

Mather Elementary School

Phone: 

617-635-8757

Mission: 

We welcome all students to the Mather school, where effective teaching and learning prepares all students to reach high levels of achievement. As we strive to reach proficiency for all, students will go home each and every day knowing more than they did the day before.

Location

1 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

College Bound Dorchester, Boston Visual Thinking Strategies Consortium, City Year, Staples, Boston Freedom Trail Foundation, America SCORES, Target, Heart of America Foundation, Boston Schoolyard Initiative, UMass Boston, The Windsor School, Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE), Boston Teacher Residency, The BELL Foundation, The Home for Little Wanderers, Arbour Counseling Services, ReadBoston, Boston Shines, First Parish Church, Chadwick Martin Bailey

Created: 
11/22/2010

The Mather School is the oldest free public elementary school in North America.

Dorchester Youth Hockey

Website: 

http://www.dorchesteryouthhockey.com/

Mission: 

The objective of Dorchester Youth Hockey is to provide youth, regardless of race, creed, or national origin with the opportunity to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. The program functions are: to familiarize youth with the fundamentals of ice skating and hockey; to provide opportunity to play the game of hockey in a supervised, organized, and safety oriented manner, and to keep the welfare of the participants free of any adult ambitions and personal glory.

Key Programs Offered: 

Learn to Skate Our Learn to Skate Program is for children from ages 3 and up. It is for 1st and 2nd year skaters. It runs on Saturdays at 4:00pm and 5:00pm from late November until early March. DYH also offers 2nd and 3rd child discounts. Each session will be limited to approximately 40 skaters with a skater to instructor ratio of 8:1. All participants must have a hockey helmet with full face mask on it. Stephanie O'Sullivan and the staff from O'Sullivan Hockey Academy provide the on ice instruction on behalf of Dorchester Youth Hockey. Learn to Skate Coordinator: Shaun O'Sullivan House League Registration for House League Hockey is open to children from Instructional to Pee Wee. The season runs from late November until early March and includes one game and one practice a week. Instructional players participate at no additional cost. House League Coordiantor: Kevin Burke Travel Team Travel teams play in either the Greater Boston Youth Hockey League or the Yankee Conference League. The Girls only team(s) play in the South Shore Conference. The season is from September to March. In March we hold registration and tryouts for travel teams Mites-Bantams. Midget registration and tryouts are held in the Spring. As a reminder, goalies with their own equipment play at 1/2 price! Instructional Hockey For first year players ages 5-8 years old. Instructional players compete in the Yankee Conference on the small ice surface at Pilgrim Arena in Hingham and practice at the Devine Rink in Dorchester. Instructional players are also allowed to participate in the House League for no additional cost.

Created: 
11/24/2010

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston: Blue Hill Club

Phone: 

617-474-1050

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Ages 6-12: Monday-Friday 1-6PM Ages 13-18: Monday-Thursday 1-8PM, Friday 1-10PM Summer Day Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM Pre-Camp 8AM-9AM Extended Day 5PM-6PM Ages 6-12

Location

15 Talbot Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

General membership: Call (617) 474-1050 To register for summer camp: All interested families must attend an orientation session.

 

 

Key Programs Offered: 

During the school year, members may drop in at any time. Activities include arts and crafts, a clay studio, cooking, dance, music lessons, tutoring, life skills development, aquatics, football, basketball, karate, computers, and more. Summer: Three two-week sessions and one one-week session July 6-16: Around the World and Mad Scientist July 19-30: Eco Explorers and Sports Week August 2-13: Water Works and DaVinci August 16-20: Camp Olympics

Created: 
04/23/2010

MetroLacrosse

Phone: 

(617) 288-9898

Mission: 

MetroLacrosse is a non-profit organization whose mission is to address the social and economic disparities that exist in urban settings by inspiring personal, educational and athletic success among urban youth and teens.

Location

25 Thomson Place, First Floor
Boston, MA 02210
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

If you are or know someone between the ages 9-18 you can sign up here

Key Programs Offered: 

The organization’s year-round programs; -A ten-week spring season -A one-week overnight summer camp in New Hampshire -A four-week summer day camp in Boston and Chelsea -Winter clinics and fitness sessions -Year-round Intramural Programs in collaboration with community-based strategic partners -SAT, ISSE, and SSAT test preparation -Secondary school placement advising and academic tutoring -College exploration and advisory services -Year-round educational support programs in collaboration with community-based strategic partners

Created: 
02/23/2010
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