For Immediate Release
May 13, 2013
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce the return of the citywide SUPERTeens Program for Boston youth ages 13-14.
Sponsored by SUPERTOURS with support from BNY Mellon, the SUPERTeens program offers Boston youth a high-quality service-learning experience during the summer months. Youth in the SUPERTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF Community Centers and participate in scavenger hunt field trips to Boston’s arts and cultural institutions.
The program will run seven weeks beginning on July 8th and ending on August 23rd. The teens will work 15 hours a week from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants must be at least thirteen years old on or before July 8, 2013 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, http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF. Application deadline: Friday, May 31st.
Program goals include providing 120 hours of 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 allowing youth to share personal learning experiences through established social media outlets.
The SUPERTeens Program runs out of the following BCYF Community Centers: BCYF Blackstone, 50 W. Brookline Street, South End; BCYF Charlestown, 255 Medford Street, Charlestown; BCYF Holland, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester; BCYF Hyde Park, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park; BCYF Leahy Holloran, 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester; BCYF Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan; BCYF Roslindale, 6 Cummins Hwy, Roslindale; BCYF Shelburne, 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury; BCYF Tobin, 1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill; BCYF Vine Street, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury. On the application, there is a section to select a preferred center.