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BCYF Superteens Pre-employment program seeking applicants now!

May 6, 2014

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Christopher Byner, Interim Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce the return of the citywide BCYF SUPERTeens Program for Boston youth ages 13-14.

Sponsored by SUPERTOURS with support from BNY Mellon, youth in the SUPERTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF community centers and participate in scavenger hunt field trips to Boston’s arts and cultural institutions. 

The program will run seven weeks beginning on July 7th and ending on August 22nd.  The teens will work Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Participants must be at least thirteen years old on or before July 7Th to participate and will receive a stipend at the end of the summer for successful completion of the program.  The application and other information can be found on BCYF’s website at

Program goals include providing hands-on work experience and/or service experience for each youth, engaging youth in high-quality leadership development workshops based on BCYF’s Youth Development Outcomes, and developing creative writing skills by teaching youth to share personal learning experiences in writing.

The SUPERTeens Program runs out of the following eight BCYF community centers: BCYF Blackstone, 50 W. Brookline Street, South End; BCYF Holland, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester; BCYF Hyde Park, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park; BCYF Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan; BCYF Roslindale, 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale; BCYF Shelburne, 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury; BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill; and BCYF Vine Street, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury.  On the application, there is a section to select a preferred center.