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New York Times: In Jobless Youth, U.S. Is Said to Pay High Price

/ January 14th, 2014 / Comments Off on New York Times: In Jobless Youth, U.S. Is Said to Pay High Price

In Jobless Youth, U.S. Is Said to Pay High Price A New York Times article shedding light on the current realities of Teen unemployment in America.

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2013 Teen Leadership Institute

/ December 12th, 2013 / Comments Off on 2013 Teen Leadership Institute

Due to the current national teen unemployment rate at 24%, young people are facing a crisis to obtain the employment and skills they need to succeed in the job market. The Summer Fund partnered with Bank of America, Hale Reservation, and Boston Private Industry Council

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2013 Summer Spotlight Series

/ October 18th, 2013 / Comments Off on 2013 Summer Spotlight Series

The Summer Fund’s Summer Spotlight Series highlights several of the diverse and innovative camps and summer programs funded in our portfolio this past summer. We invite you to learn more about the wealth of summer enrichment opportunities happening at Summer Fund supported camps & programs throughout Greater Boston.

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Summer Fund Fact

Fifty-eight organizations operating at 93 sites in Greater Boston received general operating grants from the Summer Fund in 2017.

Our Impact

When I was thirteen, MetroLacrosse changed me by giving me the opportunity to learn how to be a leader on and off the lacrosse field. I have learned how to solve problems both individually and cooperatively (like communicating in ways other than just using my voice), how to respect and learn from the people around me including my peers and mentors, how to play on a team of players who are my opponents during the season, and maybe most importantly for me, how to allow other’s voices to be heard.

— Victoria D’Elia, former camper MetroLacrosse Teen Summer Programs

Random Quote

The Summer Fund provides 60% of the total number of groups we serve for our summer programs, which yields 35% of our total participants and 40% of our participant fees. The impact of the Summer Fund on YES’s Outdoor Adventure Program is substantial. It provides the opportunity for more than 250 participants to receive introductory, one-day outdoor experiential education excursions, which we hope will leave them yearning to come back for more.

— Youth Enrichment Services (YES)