BCYF Programs & Events

BCYF provides a variety of programs and opportunities to enhance the quality of life and meet neighborhood interest and need for all Boston residents. BCYF operates a network of 29 community centers, 19 pools and one beach to provide a wide range of affordable activities including school-aged and adult education, family literacy, high school equivalency exam preparation and testing, youth employment, violence prevention and intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment.


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    BCYF Girls Night Out

    Girls ages 18 and under, join us on Tuesday, December 30, 9:30am-12:30pm for a Girls Night Out at the Movies to see Night at the Museum 3. Space is limited, sign up today! See the flyer for more details.

    BCYF Girls Night Out Flyer »

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    Mayor's Cup Hockey Tournament

    The 2014 Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament kicks off Saturday, December 20th.  With support from Presenting Sponsor the Boston Bruins Foundation and additional support from Comcast, teams throughout Boston participate in this citywide tournament to vie for the championship title in 9 divisions for boys and girls ages 6-14 (Mites, Squirts, and Pee Wees.)  Pre-registration is required.

    Mayor's Cup Hockey Schedule »

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    Check Out What Boston Centers for Youth & Families Has to Offer Over December Break!

    Participate in one of the many programs and activities offered by BCYF during December School Vacation. Play sports, go on field trips and more!

    BCYF December Vacation Activities »

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    Junior Celtics Program

    The Jr. Celtics program begins in January and is a great opportunity for Boston 3rd-5th graders to develop their basketball game!  See the info sheet for more details and contact a participating BCYF community center to get involved.

    Junior Celtics Program Info »

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    HiSET Exam Testing Information (formerly the GED)

    The new HiSET Exam (formerly the GED) for Massachusetts High School Equivalency is now in place.  This new exam is computer based (taken on a computer) and BCYF is one of the first places in Massachusetts to offer this exam.

    PLEASE NOTE: All registration is online.  There will no longer be registration at the BCYF Administrative Offices.

    If you have additional questions about taking the HiSET through BCYF, please contact Michael Farma at michael.farma@boston.gov or 617-635-4920 x2202.

    BCYF HiSET Testing Schedule »

    Register for the HiSET Exam »

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    BCYF's Program Guide 2014-15 Is Here!

    BCYF offers a rich menu of programs for every member of your family throughout Boston. Check it out!

    BCYF Program Guide 2014-2015 »

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    BCYF Recreation Programs

    Check out all activites and programs the BCYF Recreation Division is offering including programming at the new BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park.

    BCYF Recreation Page »

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    Want to join your local BCYF community center?

    Fill out this application online and bring a print out with you to the center.  Make sure you contact the center to find out what documents you need to bring with you to complete the application process, determine membership rates and the forms of accepted payment.

    BCYF Membership Form »

    BCYF Youth Membership Form »

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    BCYF Summer Programs

    Across every neighborhood of Boston, BCYF community centers offer a rich menu of summer opportunities for young people and their families from summer camps and swimming, to sports programs, community cookouts, free drop-in enrichment activities, summer jobs, and more. Check out our summer page to learn about the programs we offer for Boston’s young people.

    BCYF Summer Page »

    BCYF Summer Guide 2014 »


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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Julia Butler Youth and Family Center Grand Opening
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh attends the grand opening ceremony for the Julia Butler Youth and Family Center.Watch Video »
  • BCYF Draper Pool Reopening Celebration
    Mayor Walsh officially re-opens the BCYF Draper Pool in West Roxbury after a year-long, $3.5 million dollar renovation. The work to the pool and surrounding landscape complements a recent $676,000 renovation to the adjoining park by the Parks Department giving the residents over $4 million dollars of improvements to their neighborhood pool and park. Watch Video »

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