Boston Youth Zone Newsletter September 2016 Edition

Featured Programs


3rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

This Labor Day, enjoy a great view of the fireworks along the waterfront in the North End, Downtown, South Boston (Castle Island), East Boston, and Charlestown. A barge anchored off the Fan Pier on the South Boston Waterfront will be the launching site. Sep 5, 9pm.

Boston Tuition-Free Community College Plan

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang and Mayor Martin J. Walsh launch the application for the tuition-free community college plan, which provides a cost-effective entry point into higher education for Boston's young people!

Boston Arts Festival

The Boston Arts Festival is happening this Fall! This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Atlantic Ave & Richmond Street, Boston, MA. September 10, 11am-6pm.

Project Giving Kids: Grades of Green!

It’s almost time for Back to School! After a summer of spreading kindness, Project Giving Kids is challenging kids to sign their schools and friends up with Grades of Green to make it an eco-friendly year! You can buy green school supplies, commit to instituting Trash Free Tuesdays, or even “Take Action” on activities featured on the Grades of Green website!

Fun Things to Do

$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum: Every Friday evening families can enjoy the entire Boston Children’s Museum for $1! The museum includes an Art Studio, Construction Zone, and more. Friday nights, 5- 9pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston.

Coffee Hour: Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library is hosting a weekly coffee and conversation hour. Coffee and friends - the perfect combination! Wednesdays, 10:30am, Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02111. 617-436-8214

Get Out the Vote Community BBQ: The Young Professional Network Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts is sponsoring a community BBQ. There will be an opportunity to register to vote, check your voter registration, and enjoy music and games for the whole family. Saturday, September 17 from 12 PM to 4 PM @ 88 Warren Street, Roxbury, 02119 in the rear of the building. Email

The Matchmaker 5k Run/Walk: The Icla da Silva Foundation is excited to host their first Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk in Boston! Together they will unite communities across Massachusetts in support of helping patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. September 18, 2016 at Chestnut Hill Reservoir for this fun-filled family friendly event!Get started by registering for the Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk today! Contact Jennifer Simmons or 888-638-2870.

St Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer: This September, St. Jude supporters in the Boston area will join together to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, an exciting, family-friendly 1-mile walk and run to raise money for the children of St. Jude. Registration earns you entry to the Franklin Park Zoo for the entire day, and the event will include face painting, a kids zone, live music, tons of food, and much more. Registration is at 8am, the walk/run starts at 9:30am.

Jobs & Volunteering

Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, the new practice facility of the Boston Bruins!

The Boston Bruins have a brand-new practice facility in Brighton, and YOU could work there! Ages 16 and older are encouraged to apply. Check out the application page at the link below (in the search, set it to Brighton for city, MA for State and Warrior Ice Arena for location!).


YEAR UP Recruitment: For young adults interested in taking their next step in their journey towards a career & higher education, Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide through a one-year intensive program. This FREE program serves youth ages 18-24 who receive an educational stipend and earn up to 31 FREE college credit recommendations while taking classes and completing an internship at top companies in Boston to prepare them for a professional career. 45 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109. Contact Saida at or 857-305-9990 to RSVP for an upcoming Fast Track session.

Partners in Career and Workforce Development: Project Hope is hosting a free 8-week employment and training program designed for individuals interested in entry-level employment with one of the Partners HealthCare hospitals. All program graduates receive job search support until employment goals are reached. Next Informational Sessions are on August 19, September 2 and September 16. All information sessions begin at 9:30AM @ Project Hope, 550 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. To register for an Informational Session, call 617-422-1880 ext. 234

Friends of Codman Square Branch Library: Volunteers Needed:The Friends of Codman Square Branch Library are looking for people to volunteer to clean up the backyard of the library on a weekly basis. Tuesday afternoons, 1-3pm. Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111. Contact Arnetta Baty at

National Park Service - Branching Out: The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 Branching Out School Year Program. Join the team as a Branching Out Ambassador! The application deadline has been extended to Friday, September 23, 2016. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed.

Volunteer at the Haley House: During the month of September, Haley House Cafe is looking for a few extra hands to pitch in to help run their soup kitchen! Many volunteers are students from local schools, so join the team during September!

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