The B-SAFE Program (The Bishop's Summer Academic & Enrichment Program) is a six-week, full-day academic and enrichment program serving young people from first grade through high school. This summer we will be running eleven programs in six Boston-area neighborhoods. Each site will include academic programs in Humanities, STEM, Creative Arts, and Health & Wellness along with many field trips. A healthy breakfast and lunch will be served each day, along with snack. While based in Episcopal churches and schools, the B-SAFE Program has no required religious component for staff or youth. For middle school youth, we run a Youth Leadership Corps that includes all of the above activities, along with leadership training, community service opportunities, and meeting with local political officials. For high school youth, we run a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program that is a paid summer job.
Staff training: Mon July 1 - Wed July 3
Dates for the program in the city: July 8 - August 8
Overnight camp (for middle school sites): Sunday Aug 4 - Thursday August 8
Final evaluation day: Friday August 9
These 6-week positions are for adults 21+: Site Manager, Teen Staff Manager, Lead Counselor, and Teaching Specialist. We are also seeking adults age 18-21 years old for the positions of: Site Assistant, Junior Lead Counselor, and Junior Specialist.
Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in. Of note: You will need a Google account to sign into the form. If you don't have one, you can set one up here for free. After applying, someone will contact you for an interview, or to let you know if it's not a good match. Should you have any questions, please contact us by filling out the online form.
B-SAFE Site Manager (age 21+)
Site Managers implement the overall programming, safety, schedule, and staff supervision at each site. The Site Manager is the face of the program, serving as the key contact with families, staff, volunteers, and the host site. Training for this position begins June 24th and Thursday evenings in May and June. View full job description.
Teen Staff Manager (age 21+)
Teen Staff Managers recruit, mentor and supervise 25 to 35 teens. They are involved in the selection and training of teen staff during the spring. Responsibilities include supervision, coaching, and mentoring of teen staff; planning and facilitating leadership training; scheduling additional enrichment programming for teens; and maintaining a positive relationship with Department of Youth Engagement and Employment--including submitting accurate and timely payroll.
Lead Couselors (age 21+)
Lead Counselors work with groups of approximately 15 elementary school or middle school students in order to build a sense of community and keep the students safe. They supervise, and sometimes lead, activities. They assist kids with their academic work, art and technical projects and participate in enrichment activities such as singing, recreational games, cooking classes, yoga, and field trips.
Teaching Specialist (age 21+)
Academic Teaching Specialists support B-SAFE in the areas of Humanities, STEM, and Art for groups of 15 students at a time. Health and Wellness Specialists support B-SAFE in the area of fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness. Teaching Specialists are responsible for adapting and adding to the curriculum for their area and implementing it for multiple ages and abilities.
Internships and Fellowships
Thanks to the following partnerships, St. Stephen's Youth Programs is able to host one-year opportunities for young adults to serve as a paid Fellow or Intern. Please check with the individual programs listed below for details on how to apply.
Summer Teen Employment
B-SAFE Teen Staff
Working for St. Stephen's Youth Programs gives you access all of the programming we have to offer. This position is for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 years old in Boston and Chelsea. Teen staff receive ongoing job training, professional development, and supervision. CITs work as tutors, mentors and role models for younger students. Community Organizers work on campaigns that address the underlying structural causes of oppression and inequality and create material change in their neighborhoods. Both positions work 25 hours per week. Apply here.
JCIT (Junior Counselor in Training)
The B-SAFE JCIT Program provides a safe, fun, and academically enriching environment for thirty, 14 year old students each year. Activities include leadership training, work experience, and cultural and enrichment field trips throughout the Boston area. Breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided for all youth participating in our programs. The B-SAFE JCIT Program dates are July 8th-August 8th. The hours are 8:30-4 at both sites. We expect all students to participate EVERY DAY FOR ALL FIVE WEEKS (if your family is going on vacation during program dates, this may not be the right program for you). The final week of the B-SAFE JCIT Program, Sunday, August 4th-Thursday August 8th, we take all participants to overnight camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp in New Hampshire. Participation in this overnight camp is required. There is no cost for the JCIT program. If a JCIT completes the full summer program, they will receive a $300 stipend in recognition of their learning and effort. Apply here.
B-SAFE Teen Volunteer
If you are 15-18 years old and like working with children, join the VOLS Team for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 week opportunities. It is a great way to add service and fun to your summer. You will work with a Lead Counselor, other teens, and a group of 15 young people. Responsibilities will include: building relationships with young people, B-SAFE staff, and other volunteers; encouraging participation in reading, math, technology, art, recreation, and more: and chaperoning elementary or middle school students on field trips.
The B-READY Afterschool program is an out-of-school-time academic and enrichment program for 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. SSYP runs programs in two Boston area neighborhoods. Each site includes academic programs, including homework help in reading, writing and math; visual and performing art workshops; science activities; recreational activities; single gender activities; celebratory events; and many field trips. A healthy snack/ lunch is served each day. While based in Episcopal churches and schools, the B-READY after school Program has no required religious component for staff or youth.
For middle school youth, SSYP runs a Youth Leadership Corps that includes all of the above activities, along with leadership trainings, community service opportunities, and meeting with local political officials. (This runs out of the South End site only).
For high school youth, SSYP runs a CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program that is a paid job and includes trainings on employment skills, college readiness, healthy relationships, financial literacy, and life skills. SSYP's teen programs also include one-on-one mentoring and College and Career support.
In addition to the B-READY Afterschool program, SSYP runs a six-week B-SAFE summer programs with similar values and programming.
B-READY Lead Counselors implement programs and and mentor/supervise 15 to 20 elementary or middle school youth (with the support of other adult staff) . The Lead Counselors' responsibilities include supervision and mentoring of elementary or middle schoolers; facilitating academic and enrichment programs; and supporting teen staff working with elementary program. This is a part-time position with a daily rate. Application process will require an in-person interview and practical demonstration of ability to teach a short sample lesson to youth. Apply Here.
Academic Teaching Specialist
Academic Teaching Specialists support B-SAFE in the areas of Humanities, STEM, Art, and Health and Wellness for groups of 15 students at a time. Teaching Specialists are responsible for adapting and adding to the curriculum for their area and implementing it for multiple ages and abilities. Apply Here.
B-READY Teen Staff Application
Working for St. Stephen's Youth Programs gives you access all of the programming we have to offer. This position is for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 years old in the Boston area. Teen staff receive ongoing job training, professional development, and supervision. CITs work as tutors, mentors and role models for younger students. Community Organizers work on campaigns that address the underlying structural causes of oppression and inequality and create material change in their neighborhoods. Both positions work 10 hours per week.
JCIT (Junior Counselor in Training)
This internship program is for fourteen-year-olds in the Boston area. JCITs receive workplace training and academic support, including college visits, culturally enriching field trips, and service-learning projects. During the school year, they intern for five hours per week as tutors, mentors and role models for younger students and engage in weekly programming to help them grow as leaders. Apply here.