BCYF SuperTeens

A summer pre-employment and personal development program specifically tailored to the needs of young 13 and 14 year old teens to prepare them for future employment.

The BCYF SuperTeens Program is a six week leadership program for 13 and 14 year olds who are interested in developing new skills, making new friends, and having a fun summer. This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of young adults who are too old for a traditional summer camp experience, but are not yet old enough to secure a summer job.

This program is offered to youth in every neighborhood of Boston and is based within our BCYF community center network. Activities include field trips to local businesses, government agencies, and art and historical institutions.  In addition to weekly trips, there are workshops and educational activities that help prepare SuperTeens to be successful in their upcoming school year and in future employment opportunities. SuperTeens also participate in recreational activities including: swimming, rock climbing, computer classes, open gym, and other special activities as determined by their host site.


Learn more about participating in SuperTeens on the BCYF website.


We are have completed hiring SuperVisors for the summer of 2019.


Job Title:   SuperTeens SuperVisor

Job Type: Grant Funded: Temporary Seasonal

Total Positions:  23

Location(s): BCYF community centers

Employment Dates: Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019

Hours per Week: 22-24 / week

Rate: $16.00/hr



Job Description:

The SuperTeens SuperVisor will work collaboratively with a BCYF Youthworker to supervise, educate and mentor SuperTeen program participants at a BCYF community center in Boston during the six weeks of summer programming. The SuperTeens SuperVisor will support teens by creating a positive learning environment, collaborate in the implementation of the SuperTeens curriculum, supervise special activities, and chaperone field trips that promote a sense of life, career and academic readiness in all participants. In addition to providing supervisory support of a diverse group of 13 and 14 year old young adults, the SuperVisor will work as a mentor to program participants, and will also communicate with parents and BCYF managers regularly to help ensure the success of each program participant assigned to their team.

Additional program support included in the SuperVisor responsibilities: taking of daily attendance, assisting in the creation of SuperTeen participant portfolios, assisting in the completion of program surveys, ensuring team participation in all scheduled activities and programs, and assist in the scheduling and delivery of onsite, locally based activities and learning experiences.


Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 20 years of age or older
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of 10 or more youth in the focus areas of leadership development, education or community service based learning
  • Experience and  passion for working in a diverse environment that supports positive youth development within a teen population, ideally with 13 and 14 year olds
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and programming for teens (can be educational or recreational)
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite (Google Drive/Docs/etc)
  • Must be able to comfortably work in both team environment and independently
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Must be able to comfortably assist in the supervision of teens using varied methods of transportation on field trips  including, but not limited to, taking public transportation, riding in BCYF vans, riding school buses, walking, etc.
  • Must be able to participate in all program activities with teens without restriction


Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI) checks required.

Contact Information

Phone:  617-635-4920

Email:  contactus@FoundationforBCYF.org

Address:  1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

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