The Foundation for BCYF secures funding and resources to support some of Boston Centers for Youth & Families key program priorities. These programs serve a diverse array of citizens in Boston and include the following:
BCYF offers adult education classes at many of their community centers. They're great for people looking to improve their English skills or get ready for high school equivalency testing. The classes are focused on the students, and take place at times that are convenient for working adults.
Boston residents of all ages can learn to swim and enjoy activities and classes in our many pools. BCYF aquatics programs offer the opportunity to come together to hone swimming skills and make new friends. Participants stay healthy and have fun in the water through aquatics programs such as:
BCYF’s Family Gym is a free, weekly play program that promotes physical activity for children ages 3-8 and their families. Families from neighborhoods across Boston come together to engage in fun, physically active games. Family Gym is currently offered at:
BCYF welcomes girls of all ages and backgrounds to join us in becoming healthy, strong, confident, and successful women. The GIRLS Initiative runs Girls Leadership Corps, Girls Nights, and helps the community centers develop and provide a welcoming environment and exciting programs for girls.
BCYF offers a variety of accessible, inclusive programs for seniors, both at Grove Hall and Golden Age Senior centers, and at community centers. Seniors attend Memory Cafes, exercise programs, social groups, and learn tech skills, all in a safe, affordable environment that allows them to socialize with their peers while feeling included in the larger community.
BCYF works with youth, their families, and community members to help prevent youth violence. BCYF’s Streetworkers have been mediating conflict and supporting Boston youth in need for more than 25 years. Streetworkers also connect youth and families with important resources.
BCYF offers many summer activities at our community centers across Boston. BCYF Summer programs include:
These activities support healthy development and learning and encourage participants to build on their natural energy and creativity.
BCYF teen centers and programs help youth prepare for school, work, and life. These teen programs aim to foster self worth, belonging and membership, responsibility and autonomy, physical and mental health, civic and social ability, and intellectual ability. Key teen initiatives include:
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT & ENGAGEMENT
BCYF Youth Engagement & Employment (YEE) prepares Boston's young adults for the future. YEE works with a network of community organizations and businesses to provide valuable opportunities for Boston’s teens. In our work, we place teens in summer and school-year jobs, provide guidance and mentorship, and ensure Boston's youth have the skills and professionalism needed to succeed. Youth Engagement & Employment programs include:
Learn about BCYF and the work we support at Boston.gov/BCYF
Address: 1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120
The Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) and this website are not a part of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) or the City of Boston. The Foundation for BCYF is a separate and independent entity which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs and this website. Neither BCYF nor the City of Boston direct, supervise, or control the Foundation for BCYF and neither BCYF nor the City of Boston are responsible for this website or any of the Foundation for BCYF's contracts, acts, or omissions.
© 2017 Foundation for BCYF