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BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF’s 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.

BCYF Cooling Centers and Pools

Many BCYF Community Centers and Pools are available, based on required needs, as Cooling Centers and/or Pool Sites when the Mayor declares a Heat Emergency.

BCYF Cooling Centers & Pool List with Hours »

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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 »


Reports & Publications

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News & Press Releases »

Videos & Multimedia »

  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 7/19/16
    This week on Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you BNBL Boys 18 & Under highlights from the Perkins Community Center in Dorchester and we'll let you know which BPS athletes received Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors for the spring high school sports season.Watch Video »
  • BCYF Press Conference
    Mayor Walsh, Health and Human Services Chief Felix Arroyo, BCYF Commissioner William Morales, and Police Commissioner William Evans hold a press conference related to Boston Centers for Youth and FamiliesWatch Video »

Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming BCYF events.

    View Calendar »

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