"Boston's Next Top Model"

Boston’s Next Top Model is a self-esteem and self-care program designed to build confidence and social awareness in girls between the ages of 11-17. Through learning to model, the girls will have the opportunity to learn how to posture themselves, both figuratively and literally.  Read more (617) 334-5954
Al Copeland

Audition for Boston City Singers!

Boston City Singers is holding auditions in June for the 2013-2014 season. All young people ages 4-18 are invited to audition, and no previous singing experience is required.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jane Money at (617) 825-0674 or send an email to
Jane Money

Dorchester Youth Soccer sign-ups

Registration for the Fall House Soccer League is now open. Please go to the website and click on “Register Now.” The last day to register is June 30. All games are played on Sundays at Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset. Opening day is Sunday, Sept. 8.

BNBL now registering teams for summer play

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston’s Chief of Human Services/Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ (BCYF) Executive Director Daphne Griffin are pleased to announce that the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), presented by Reebok, is currently accepting registrations for teams to compete in the 44th annual summer season. Individuals who wish to join a “wait list” to be placed on a team and youth interested in the Pee Wee Development Program can also register. The registration deadline is Friday, June 21st.  Read more

State Rep. Carlos Henriquez 5th Suffolk District Community Meetings

In the month of March State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of the 5th Suffolk district will hold four community meetings in his district to discuss new laws and policy, also to address the issues and concerns of his constituents. The following dates and locations are: March 2nd (Viet Aide, 42 Charles st), 16th (Grove Hall library, 41 geneva ave), 23rd (Roxbury YMCA, 285 MLK Blvd), and 30th (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, 504 Dudley st).

phone: 617-722-8762 email:
Danielson Tavares

Volunteers sought to lead Mather School Girl Scouts

The second and third grade girls at the Mather School in Dorchester are looking for at least two, fun, enthusiastic volunteers to run a Girl Scout Brownie troop after school on Fridays beginning in January. All the necessary training will be provided, free of charge from Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. Interested candidates should contact Kim at

Mattapan Patriots and Mattahunt Winter Sports Program

The Mattapan Patriots will be offering a winter sports programs at the Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center for children who want to develop athletically, skillfully and personally. The program will run from December 7, 2012 to March 29, 2013.

Registration dates are Friday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mattahunt.

The program is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. The cost includes team shirts, awards, and end of program appreciation.  Read more

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:

• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.

By volunteering your time, you get to

• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer  Read more
Bindu Vedagiri

Register for Scripps National Spelling Bee

Boston students and schools are invited to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program through the 6th Annual BCYF Spelling Bee. Boston students of public, charter, pilot, and parochial schools as well as home-schooled students are eligible to participate in BCYF’s Bee this spring only after they have won a Bee held at a Boston school. In addition to improving students’ spelling skills and broadening their vocabulary, Spelling Bee participation provides valuable experience in developing self-confidence—a necessary skill for success in public speaking and performing arts.  Read more

Children's Nutcracker Auditions

José Mateo Ballet Theatre is holding open auditions for children ages 6-18 to participate in the 2012Nutcracker Season!

Location: Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St., Dorchester.

Auditions are separated by into age groups so please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your child's appropriate time.

Ages 6-7 - 10:00 am
Ages 8-10 - 11:00 am
Ages 11-12 - 12:00 pm
Ages 13-15 - 1:00 pm
Ages 16-18 - 2:00 pm  Read more