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Teen Leadership Institute in 2015

/ September 1st, 2016 / Comments Off on Teen Leadership Institute in 2015

Started in 2013 by the Boston Private Industry Council, the Summer Fund, and Hale Reservation, and generously supported by Bank of America, the Teen Leadership Institute provides students with tools and training to help them achieve success in a summer camp counselor job, and beyond.

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Summer Camp Spotlight : WriteBoston

/ April 5th, 2016 / Comments Off on Summer Camp Spotlight : WriteBoston

A couple of months ago, Abena Dakwahene, Program Associate of The Summer Fund, went on an excursion to interview the wonderful camps that we fund. We wanted to give staff the opportunity to share what they love about working at their camps and what makes

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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

Random Quote

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