The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop’s Summer Academic & Enrichment Program) is a five-week, full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school.  The goal of the program is to build a community where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected.  This summer we will be running ten programs in six Boston area neighborhoods.  Each site will include academic programs in reading, writing and math; visual and performing art workshops; science activities; recreational activities; and many field trips.  A healthy breakfast and lunch will be served each day, along with an end of day snack.  While based in Episcopal churches and schools, the B-SAFE Program has no required religious component for staff or youth.

LEARN

Grades 1-5

Where is B-SAFE LEARN located?

We will have students in 6 different programs at 6 geographic sites:

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church                  - 419 Shawmut Avenue, South End
  • St Augustine & St. Martin Episcopal Church - 31 Lenox Street, Roxbury
  •  St. Mary's Episcopal Church                          -14 Cushing Ave, Dorchester
  • Epiphany School                                            -154 Centre Street, Dorchester  
  • Holy Spirit Episcopal Church                       -525 River Street, Mattapan
  • St. Luke’s/San Lucas Episcopal Church       -201 Washington Ave, Chelsea

When is B-SAFE LEARN?

The B-SAFE LEARN program dates are Wednesday, July 5th-Thursday, August 3rd. The hours are  8:30-4  at all sites except for Holy Spirit whose hours are 9-4:30. We expect all students to participate EVERY DAY FOR ALL FIVE WEEKS (if your family is going on vacation during program dates, July 5th - Thursday August 3rd, this is NOT the right program for you).

How much does B-SAFE LEARN cost?

There are two levels of costs:

If your family qualifies for the federal free lunch program, SNAP, WIC, public housing or another form of public assistance, the program fee for the summer is $125.00.

If your family does not qualify for any public assistance programs, the program fee is $700.00

Partial camperships are available if your family cannot afford the full fee. Forms available.

How do I register my child?

Registration for B-SAFE 2017 opens April 1st. Registration will be on a first come first served basis until each location is filled.

When registration opens, you can download an application below and return it completed with all its components in person or by mail to: B-SAFE, c/o St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 419 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Youth Leadership Corp (YLC)

Grades 6-8

Where is B-SAFE YLC located?

We will have students in 3 different programs at 3 geographic sites:

  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church                    -419 Shawmut Avenue, South End
  • Epiphany School                                            -154 Centre Street, Dorchester  
  • St. Luke’s/San Lucas Episcopal Church       -201 Washington Ave, Chelsea

When is B-SAFE YLC?

The B-SAFE YLC program dates are Wednesday, July 5th-Thursday, August 3rd. The hours are  8:30-4  at all site.  We expect all students to participate EVERY DAY FOR ALL FIVE WEEKS (if your family is going on vacation during program dates, Monday July 3rd - Thursday August 3rd, this is NOT the right program for you).

What is BCH?

The final week of  B-SAFE YLC program dates, Sunday July 30th-Thursday August 3rd, is when we take all participants in the B-SAFE YLC program to overnight camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Participation in this overnight camp is required.

How much does B-SAFE YLC cost?

There are two levels of costs:

If your family qualifies for the federal free lunch program, SNAP, WIC, public housing or another form of public assistance, the program fee for the summer is $150.00. This covers the 4 weeks in the city and the overnight.

If your family does not qualify for any public assistance programs, the program fee is $700.00

Partial camperships are available if your family cannot afford the full fee. Forms available.

How do I register my child?

Registration for B-SAFE 2017 opens April 1st. Registration will be on a first come first served basis until each location is filled.

When registration opens, you can download an application below and return it completed with all its components in person or by mail to: B-SAFE, c/o St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 419 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

 

 

Junior Counselor in Training (JCIT)

Grade 9

What is B-SAFE JCIT?

B-SAFE JCIT Program  provides a safe, fun, academically enriching environment for 30, 14 year old students each year. Activities include leadership training, work experience, and cultural and enrichment  field trips throughout the Boston area.

Where is B-SAFE JCIT located?

We will have students at 2 sites:

  • JCIT @ St Augustine & St. Martin Episcopal Church - 31 Lenox Street, Roxbury
  • JCIT @ Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester  

When is B-SAFE JCIT?

The B-SAFE JCIT program dates are June 29th-August 3rd. The hours are  8:30-4  at all sites.  We expect all students to participate EVERY DAY FOR ALL SIX WEEKS (if your family is going on vacation during program dates,Thursday, June 29th - Thursday August 3rd, this is NOT the right program for you).

What is BCH?

The final week of  B-SAFE JCIT program, Sunday July 30th-Thursday August 3rd, is when we take all participants in the B-SAFE JCIT program to overnight camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Participation in this overnight camp is required.

How much does B-SAFE JCIT cost?

There is no cost to the JCIT program.

If a JCIT completes the full summer program, he or she will receive a $250 stipend in recognition of their learning and effort.

How do I register my child?

The interested 9th grader must apply online and turn in the appropriate paperwork. There is an interview process for this program. 

What if I have more questions?

If you have further questions, email register@ststephensbos.org or call 617-858-1087.