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.
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.
No Open Positions
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.