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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

Shelter life is difficult for children, especially during the summer when school is out. At camp, this 9-year-old boy played tennis, swam, and made friends with other children his own age. We are grateful we could offer him a fun and stimulating opportunity to spend time outside of the shelter this summer.

— Casa Myrna, Boston

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Camp Starfish has changed my son in ways I didn’t think were possible. Before this summer, he always seemed uncomfortable in his own skin and didn’t feel confident enough to make friends. But now the fragile and self-secluded boy I raised is gone. The unique program you offer for kids with challenges is amazing.

— Parent of camper, Camp Starfish