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BCYF Snap Shot Photography Program

Summer 2023 applications will be available in the spring. Learn more about the program below.

This summer employment program introduces participants to all aspects of photography. Led by a professional photographer, the program includes:

  • opportunities to conduct “photo shoots”
  • weekly excursions
  • learning to edit digital photos
  • personal development workshops led by John Hancock, and
  • the responsibility of serving as a “staff photographer” for Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
  • If you want to learn more about the program, please contact Joan Lanigan:

  • Phone: 617-635-4920 x2155
  • BCYF Administrative Offices
    1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

How to apply

How to apply

All interested applicants must complete the Snap Shot application when it becomes available.

To take part in the program, you must be a Boston resident between the ages of 16 - 18. Youth up to age 21 who are pursuing a high school diploma or HiSET/GED are able to apply.

If you're hired, you must:
  • be available to work in July and August
  • commit to a weekly schedule of virtual and, as permitted, in-person sessions
  • attend a John Hancock and Boston Globe kickoff event in June
  • attend customized professional and life skills workshops virtually on Friday mornings, and
  • complete and pass a CORI/SORI background check.

Learn more in the most recent flyer and information sheet.

John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program

The Snap Shot Photography Program is made possible via a partnership between:

The MLK Summer Scholars Program enables students to have on-the-job training in community organizations. They also take part in weekly life skills training workshops managed and developed by the Boston Globe Foundation and Boston Cares.

MLK Summer Scholars gain employment training as well as educational skills to assist in becoming community leaders of the future.

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