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SUPERteens sought for summer program

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce the return of the citywide SUPERTeens Program for Boston youth ages 13-14. The program runs out of ten BCYF Community Centers:, including the Holland, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester; Leahy-Holloran, 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester; and Mildred Avenue, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan. On the application, there is a section to select a preferred center.

The program offers Boston youth a high-quality service-learning experience during the summer months. Youth in the SUPERTeens program will have the opportunity to attend weekly leadership development workshops, gain work experience in BCYF Community Centers and participate in scavenger hunt field trips to Boston’s arts and cultural institutions.

The program will run seven weeks beginning on July 8th and ending on August 23rd. The teens will work 15 hours a week from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants must be at least thirteen years old on or before July 8, 2013 to participate and will receive a stipend at the end of the summer for successful completion of the program.

The application and other information can be found on BCYF’s website, http://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF. Application deadline: Friday, May 31st.