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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, and some of our key initiatives.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
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.
BCYF Quincy

Featured community center: BCYF Quincy

BCYF Quincy programs include volleyball, after-school enrichment, and a swim team.

Featured Programs

BCYF Camp Joy Winter Program

Our Camp Joy Winter Program provides structured, weekly opportunities on Saturdays for Boston residents ages 8 to 22 with disabilities and their families to make new friends, have fun, learn and grow. Check out the flyer and application.

Teen programs and events

BCYF offers teen-friendly spaces at 15 community centers among many other teen programs and activities.

Upcoming events

BCYF Halloween skate night 2016
Oct 28

BCYF Halloween Skate Night

BCYF Halloween
Oct 28

BCYF Paris Street Halloween Block Party

Children dressed up in Halloween costumes.
Oct 28

BCYF Roche/District E-5 Halloween Party

Holland Halloween
Oct 29

BCYF Holland Haunted House

Youth engagement & employment

Division of Youth Engagement and Employment
Learn more about us

The division of Youth Engagement and Employment is a one-stop shop resource center for youth in the City of Boston.

Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting
Youth Lead the Change

The participatory budgeting process allows any young person in Boston to manage how $1 million from Boston’s budget is spent.

SuccessLink Employment Program
SuccessLink Employment Program

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

Latest news

BCYF Vine Street
Oct 14

City to increase hours at community centers

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Camp Joy
Sep 23

Registration open for BCYF Winter Camp Joy Program

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
BCYF Swim League
Sep 15

BCYF Swim League now recruiting youth participants

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
Sep 1

BCYF now recruiting for 2016-17 Youth Advisory Committee

Boston Centers for Youth & Families

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