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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

In partnership with Bank of America, Boston Private Industry Council and Hale Reservation, the Summer Fund’s 2017 Teen Leadership Institute provided 150 Boston Public High School teens job training, workplace skills, leadership development and CPR training to better prepare them for success in a summer employment opportunity.

Our Impact

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

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Cultural Day enables us to reach many camp groups who would have difficulty participating in our arts programming without the Summer Fund’s financial assistance. It also allows us to offer additional weekday show programming over the summer, keeping our staffing and artist roster consistent, active, and productive in the summer months. With the Summer Fund’s help, our outreach is more extensive, and our organization is able to operate at full capacity through summer, when otherwise it would not.

— Puppet Showplace Theatre