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Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

We support children, youth, individuals and families through a wide range of programs and services. We manage 36 facilities, including community centers and pools.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by partnering with community center councils, agencies, and businesses to support neighborhood needs.

Our affordable programs range from preschool, school-aged and adult education, family literacy, and youth employment to violence prevention and intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. Learn more about our work.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
Contact
1483 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
United States
BCYF Administrative Office
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Find hours for BCYF community centers and pools on their individual pages.

News and announcements

Summer Grant Photo
Apr 19

2017 BCYF summer grants now available for local agencies

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF April Vaca
Apr 5

BCYF offering April vacation week activities

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF Bee Top Three
Mar 20

Boston’s best spellers celebrated at 10th annual citywide spelling bee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF February Vacation - Ski
Feb 6

BCYF February vacation week activities offer something for everyone!

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF Kids with Parachute

Explore BCYF Community Centers

BCYF offers a variety of affordable programs for all ages at our 36 facilities across Boston.

Upcoming events

Kitten sitting on a window sill
Apr 25

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Kitten sitting on a window sill
Apr 29

City of Boston dog licensing and low-cost rabies clinic

Holding Hands
May 1

'Thanks for the Memories' Cafe

Mayor Walsh Career Fairs Photo
May 1

Neighborhood Career Fair Series

Youth engagement & employment

Youth engagement & employment
Division of Youth Engagement and Employment
Learn more about us

The BCYF Division of Youth Engagement and Employment is a resource center for youth in the City of Boston.

Young people present topic mission statements to the Mayor.
Youth Lead the Change

The participatory budgeting process allows any young person in Boston to decide how the City spends $1 million from its budget.

SuccessLink Employment Program
SuccessLink Employment Program

Get connected to jobs resources and opportunities, and apply for summer jobs through the City of Boston.

More BCYF information

More BCYF information

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