Write on the DOT Teen Showcase | Nov 13

Write on the DOT Dorchester Teen Writers Showcase tonight @ 6:00 at the Fields Corner Library. Free Pizza donated by Tavolo's Restaurant!

Moving Beyond Icebreakers | Sept. 13

In the first few moments of a meeting, interactive methods are considered "ice breakers." In this training, participants will explore the depth and richness of several interactive exercises, and their ability to increase positive participation, create and maintain relationships, and discuss challenging topics- all while engaging the hearts, minds, and energies of participants. The workshop will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm and is $50 per person. For more info, email heang@teenempowerment.org, call 617-536-4266 ext. 306, or visit www.MovingBeyondIcebreakers.org

The Spot in DOT, Nov. 6

Designed and led by teenagers, The Spot in Codman Square is a teen cafe held on the first Sunday evening of each month. Raffles, video games, dominos, free food, music, dancing, and more happening at 89 Southern Ave (Syria Temple community room). Special 20 minute program each night. Open from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Free.
Check out The Boston Project Ministries' Facebook page for The Spot in Dot.
Fall Spots: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4. 

College Fair Nov. 3

On November 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Generation Next Academy will be hosting the 2nd Annual DotWell Generation Next Academy College Fair & Health Expo. The fair will take place Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Check it out! The fair will be held @ Dotwell Generation Next Academy @ Dorchester House, 1353 Dorchester Avenue. Check out colleges from all over just down the street! There will also be health organizations exhibiting at the fair, along with activities you can participate in. We hope to see you there!

Teen Tap Dancing Oct. 8

Think you can (tap) dance? Ms. Regina Tandeka Jackson, a multi-talented performer with over 40 years experience is offering free tap dancing classes for teens over the course of six weeks. The class is an amazing opportunity to learn! You can register on October 8th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave in Dorchester. For more information, call 617.427.3337.

Boston University: Tour, Dine and Chat with Students, May 1

The Boston University volunteering group, Urban Smiles, that came by the GNA Teen Center in March to lead activities relating to self-love/self-respect, has offered to take the youth from the Generation Next Academy on a tour of their campus. GNA teens who participate will enjoy lunch at the BU dining hall, walk through various buildings, and hear from a student who is the first in his family to attend college. GNA teens will be leaving for the tour from Fields Corner Station at 11 a.m. on May 1 along with a chaperone from the teen center. Youth who are interested in joining on this field trip must be members of the GNA Teen Center and must have permission slips signed by Friday, April 29. If interested but not yet a member of GNA, youth between the ages of 13 and 18 can become members for free by stopping by the teen center and filling out an intake form. Find out more about the GNA Teen Center here. For questions about the event, please contact Marisa Imon by phone at 617-740-2580 or by e-mail at Marisa.Imon@DotWell.org.

Industrial Design 101

Come by the teen center today between 5-6 to discuss "Barriers to Health" with Jennifer Otitigbe, student from Mass College of Art and Design, and Project Director from the Institute of Human Centered Design.  Have fun sketching ideas for industrial and product design with the goal of arriving at an ‘idea’ or a concept(s) for some product, service or other intervention that could improve health outcomes. >> Read More

Dorchester Youth Hockey




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.




(617) 288-9898


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.


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


Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center, Inc.



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Afterschool programming: 2pm - 6pm


The mission of the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center (GBNCC ) is to provide relief to the most vulnerable, distressed and underprivileged people of the Boston area, with particular emphasis on the Haitian community and the youth in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale and the surrounding communities.

As faith leaders, we explore the root causes of factors that are jeopardizing the health and welfare of our congregations, and take a vested interest in building the capacity of our community through outreach and education. The Dorchester Nazarene Church was among the first Haitian congregations in Boston to openly address the issue of HIV/AIDS prevention and education. We strongly embrace the idea of reaching out and addressing the needs of the whole individual in a culturally complete and sensitive way. Our aim is to promote the health and welfare of our community and also to serve as a supportive link to the wider U.S. social and economic system.

For the past 7 years, the GBNCC has been home to many successful programs and activities that have significantly impacted the lives of many thousands of individuals. GBNCC ’s main program areas are Adult Basic Education (ESL/Computer Literacy), Youth Services (including the Higher Education Resource Center), Health Education, and Food and Nutrition Services.

We have attracted funding from local foundations and corporations, including the Boston Foundation, CCHER, Boston Capacity Tank, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Clippership Foundation, English for New Bostonians, BMA, Komen Foundation, the Boston Foundation and many others. We combine grants, donations, volunteer efforts, church support, and professional services to cover our expenses, and are continually developing relationships with new funders.


130 River Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call for more information.

Key Programs Offered: 

CREW (Counseling, Recreation, Education and Work) Afterschool Program, Higher Education Resource Center for Teens

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Dorchester Nazarene Compassionate Center, Inc.


Counseling, Recreation, Education and Work Program for 9-13 year-olds (CREW)
Higher Education Resource Center Program for 13-18 year-olds. (HERC)

College counseling and tutoring offered through these programs.

English for Speakers of Other Languages program available at no cost Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Classes are tailored toward speakers of Haitian Creole.

Syndicate content