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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    Youth Standing Strong Against Violence - Deadline Extended to March 13!

    In recognition of the 2015 National Youth Violence Prevention Week, we are partnering with the Boston Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, and Boston Public Schools to host Anti-Violence Poster (grades K-5), Poetry (grades 6-8) and Hip-Hop Video (high school students) contests on the theme of Youth Standing Strong Against Violence.  Winners will be announced and receive their prizes at a Peace Rally on March 26, 2015!

    2015 Contest Entry Form »

    2015 Hip Hop Video Contest Flyer & Rules »

    2015 Poetry Contest Flyer & Rules »

    2015 Poster Contest Flyer & Rules »

  • Getting Girls in the Game (75)

    Getting Girls in the Game

    BCYF Quincy Community Center and BCYF Tynan Community Center in partnership with Shooting Touch are hosting this basketball skills training and personal development program for girls ages 7-12 beginning in April. For more information please see the flyer or contact one of the centers directly.

    Getting Girls in the Game »

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    2015 BCYF Swim League Championships!

    Come cheer on 300 BCYF Swim League participants Saturday, March 28 at the Clark Athletic Center, UMass Boston!

    BCYF Swim Championship Flyer »

  • Summer Warm Up 2015 (75)

    Learn about BCYF summer programs!

    Attend BCYF’s FREE summer information event to learn about  BCYF’s summer programs and camps and how to register your child.

    Summer Warm Up Flyer »

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    BCYF Swim for Safety Program

    In our continued effort to provide child safety programs to our communities, Boston Centers for Youth & Families is offering FREE Water Safety Classes for youth 5-12 years old at 15 BCYF pools during April school vacation week. Please see the flyer for more information.

    Swim for Safety »

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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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    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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  • Game of the Week: Boys Boston City League All-Star Game
    Boys Boston City League All-Star GameWatch Video »
  • Game of the Week: Girls Boston City League All-Star Game
    Girls Boston City League All-Star GameWatch Video »

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