Elementary School

Days:   Monday to Friday                                       Time:   2:30 - 6:00 p.m.                                         Sites:    South End & Lower Roxbury

Our after-school programs operate on days when Boston Public Schools are in session. Our youngest students receive one-on-one homework help, tutoring in math and reading, supplemental science, art, music and technology, and enrichment programming. They have opportunities for physical fitness (swimming, dance and free-play time outdoors) and are given a hot, nutritious meal each day.

Middle school 

Days:   Monday to Friday                                       Time:   2:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.)                                  2:30 to 6:00 p.m. (Other days)                   Site:     South End

Students in grades 5-8 get academic support and enrichment geared toward their developmental level. Their programming includes single-gender groups and workshops to help them develop healthy self-images and habits. It also features leadership training. Students who do not get home from school in time to participate in the middle school program can obtain homework help during teen Academic Nights.

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High School 

Days:   Monday to Friday                                     Time:    3:00 - 7:30 p.m.                                             Sites:    South End & Lower Roxbury

We provide teens and SSYP alumni with academic and emotional support, life skill and leadership training, college and career preparation, job training, and employment opportunities in our year-round programming. S2POT curriculum includes:

  • Twice-weekly Academic Nights for homework help, tutoring, and academic enrichment;
  • College & Career Preparation including career exploration and planning, test-taking strategies, essay and resume writing, personal finances, obtaining financial aid, and developing interview skills;
  • Job Training on professionalism, workplace relationships, first aid, and safety; and 
  • Employment as tutors, mentors, activity leaders, and role models for students in B-READY and B-SAFE.

 

Organizing

We have a flourishing partnership with the Blackstone Innovation School, located across the street from our South End program site, which many of our students attend. It is comprised of a diverse network of religious and secular organizations concerned about the quality of Boston Public Schools.

Our community organizing work also focuses on community, state, and national efforts to make the neighborhoods we serve safer.