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Be a BCYF SuperTeen!

May 3, 2017

Boston youth ages 13-14 can take part in a high-quality, service-learning experience during the summer months.

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.

All SuperTeens applicants must complete an application by Friday, May 26.  The SuperTeens Program will operate at the following community centers:

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.