Be a BCYF SuperTeen!
May 3, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the start of enrollment for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) annual citywide BCYF SuperTeens Program this summer. Youth ages 13-14 in the SuperTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF community centers and participate in field trips to Boston’s arts and cultural institutions.
"This program gives younger teens real work experience that will prepare them for future education and employment," said Mayor Walsh. "They’ll also have the opportunity to make new friends, visit a variety of places in their City and attend workshops designed to empower them with important life skills."
Sponsored by Comcast, and The Foundation for BCYF, 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.
- BCYF Blackstone, 50 W. Brookline Street, South End
- BCYF Charlestown, 255 Medford Street, Charlestown
- BCYF Cleveland, 11 Charles Street, Dorchester
- BCYF Curtis Hall (Girls-only,) 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain
- BCYF Hennigan, 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain
- BCYF Holland, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester
- BCYF Jackson/Mann, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
- BCYF Madison Park, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury
- BCYF Mattahunt, 100 Hebron Street, Mattapan
- BCYF Menino, 125 Brookway Road, Roslindale
- BCYF Ohrenberger, 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury
- BCYF Paris Street, 112 Paris Street, East Boston
- BCYF Perkins, 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
- BCYF Quincy, 885 Washington Street, Chinatown
- BCYF Roslindale, 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale
- BCYF Shelburne, 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury
- BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill
- BCYF Vine Street, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury
The SuperTeens program will run seven weeks beginning on Wednesday, July 5, and ending on Friday, August 18. The teens will work Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must be at least thirteen years old on or before July 5 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 Boston.Gov/BCYF.