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Enrollment open for Snap Shot Teen Photography program

April 11, 2018

The unique summer job teaches teens about photography.

Boston youth ages 16-18 are invited to apply now for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Snap Shot Teen Photography Program. This unique summer job program is made possible via a partnership between BCYF and the John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars Program.  The BCYF Snap Shot program teaches youth about photography while they explore Boston’s neighborhoods, museums and historic sites. The young people also photograph many BCYF community centers, programs and events.

“This is a great summer employment opportunity for teens that are interested in learning photography while exploring our City and making new friends," said William Morales, Commissioner of BCYF. "I want to thank John Hancock’s MLK Scholars Program for being a longtime supporter of this program.”

A professional photographer teaches the program. Participants learn about different techniques, equipment and concepts. They are also introduced to a variety of professional photographers through books, websites and exhibitions in art galleries and museums around Boston.  The program also includes field trips to different neighborhoods in Boston. At the end of the summer, their work is showcased at an exhibition.

“I wanted to participate in the snapshot program not just because it’s a summer job, but to learn something new,” said Denaya, age 17, who participated last summer. “During the Snap Shot Program, I made new friends, explored Boston, and learned how to work a digital camera.”

The program will run from Monday, July 2 through Friday, August 17.  Participants will work 20 hours each week. Interested young people can apply by visiting BCYF’s website at Boston.Gov/BCYF.  Deadline for applying is Friday, June 1. For more information, contact Donna.Reeves@Boston.Gov.

About Boston Centers for Youth & Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees many citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program and SuccessLink, Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.