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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 2017, the Summer Fund allocated $980,000 to support over 20,000 disadvantaged and at-risk youth, youth in homeless shelters, and those facing housing insecurities to take part in summer camping, access to cultural and arts activities, and job opportunities for the summer.

Our Impact

The Summer Fund Cultural Day program allows Boston Children’s Museum to fulfill its mission of reaching out to underserved populations of children in the greater Boston area. Without this program, many of these children would never have the opportunity to attend the Museum and to learn and grow from the educational opportunities we offer.

— Boston Children’s Museum

Random Quote

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