Appalachian Mountain Club – Outdoors Rx
Outdoors Rx is the most comprehensive program of its kind for prescribing nature and outdoor activity and is a combined program of the Appalachian Mountain Club and MGH for Children. Outdoors RX helps providers give “prescriptions” for regular outdoor physical activities and provides free, easy ways for children and families to get started via the website.
Chelsea Collaborative – Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative
The Chelsea Summer Youth Employment Initiative was created to reduce and ultimately eliminate youth violence. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Latino leaders were meeting at Chelsea City Hall organized by the Collaborative’s Latino Coalition to address concerns with an increase in youth and gang violence. That summer a young person lost his life due to gang violence. Latino and other leaders saw that life as one too many lost to street violence. That morning, symbolic for many reasons, will stand for the Collaborative as the birth of the extremely popular and successful Summer Youth Employment Initiative (SYEI). Years later, the SYEI has hired hundreds of youth and kept them off the streets all while learning valuable employment skills.
Summer Program, Career Readiness
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) – After School Program
Provides safe, structured activities for children 5-12 years, during the hours of 3 and 6pm. Children participate in a wide range of educational and enrichment activities.
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) – Child Development Center
Enrollment in the program allows parents & guardians to maintain full-time employment, strengthens family support systems, and benefits the communities. The Center provides child care for children ages eight weeks to six years. Voucher slots are available. Open to children with disabilities. Offers developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschool children including language, reading, literature, mathematics, science, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, health, art and music. After school care provided for children ages 5-7 attending kindergarten.
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) – Summer Camp
June – August
Summer camp experience for children ages 5-12 years. Children engage in structured activities and field trips.
Founded in 2010, Dream Big! is a 501C3 Boston based non-profit organization. Dream Big!’s mission is to help girls from low-income situations achieve their dreams by providing them with the basic items and fees necessary to enable them to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.
How it works: Dream Big! partners with community sports organizations, social-service organizations, schools and community health centers to identify and fulfill the basic needs of girls from economically disadvantaged communities, in elementary, junior high and high school in order to help them engage in organized sports, recreation and physical activities.
- 1. Equipment, athletic footwear, uniforms, sports attire, sports camp and college showcase scholarships, sports clinics and program fees.
- 2. Games and equipment that encourage young girls to play and become physically active.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serve girls In grades K-12 and engages adult volunteers with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts provides girls with the opportunity to DISCOVER their world, CONNECT with others and TAKE ACTION to make a difference in their communities. Our age-appropriate programs, delivered with energy and expertise by deeply committed volunteers and staff, allow girls to explore their interests and unlock their potential.
Healthy Chelsea Coalition – Youth Food Movement
The Youth Food Movement is a high-school aged, paid internship with the coalition for the school year. The group meets once a week to discuss food and environmental justice issues in the city of Chelsea, as well as working towards solutions to these problems. The group also helps at the local community and school gardens.
Jordan Boys & Girls Club – After School
Provides members, ages 6-18, after-school programming that builds children’s educational and character development. Members may take part in a wide range of activities, some of which include: art, tutoring, swimming, digital photography, hiking club, music and many others!
North Suffolk Mental Health Association – Children’s After School Program
Ages 6-12 years. Children’s After School is a closed referral program, and accepts referrals through DMH and DCF only. CASP is a voluntary, community based, therapeutic program for children ages 6 to 12 with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. The program utilizes a structured program and behavior management system. At CASP, children participate in therapeutic groups which focus on developing social skills and adaptive coping skills. A primary goal of the program is to support and maintain children with their families in their home communities. To do this, each child is assigned a Child and Family Advocate to provide case management services and coordinate care between the program, family, and other providers. The program operates Monday through Friday from 2:00pm until 4:45pm during the school year. CASP is also open during school vacation weeks and the summer. During those times, it is in operation Monday through Friday from 10:00am until 2:00pm.
Special Needs, behavioral health
Support young people in graduating from high school with aspirations and goals for the future.
Career Readiness, College Prep
St. Luke’s Church through St. Stephen’s Boston – B-Safe Camp
Grades 1 – 9
St. Luke’s-San Lucas Church, Chelsea has hosted the B-SAFE Program since the Summer of 2008 with great success. It provides local children and youth with a safe place where they fill their summer days with a combination of sports, field trips, and opportunities to further their academic skills and their creative talents, and develop new friendships.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – Youth Program
Programming and worship guided by religious beliefs. Programs for individuals at all ages and stages of life, including young children and teenagers.
The Salvation Army – Kid’s Club
A school-age program that is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care to provide after-school, school-vacation and summer care to children in Kindergarten through age 13. Kid’s Club encourages in its participants a strong sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem, values the importance of education, promotes the benefits of physical activity, and provides opportunities for children to explore new ideas and interests.
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