Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Sports, Health & Safety Day - Boston

Summer Sports, Health & Safety Day

Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites all program participants, parents, coaches and youth service providers to a Summer Sports, Health & Safety Day!
Summer is the time of year when youth and families tend to be most physically active and with increased physical activity comes increased risk of injury, if we’re not knowledgeable of how to play it safe. For this reason, on Saturday, June 30th BCYF’s Recreation Center at Madison Park will host a series of workshops and trainings on how to stay healthy and safe during the upcoming summer months.
Note: Water Safety Participants- please see Water Safety file below for registration and participation requirements.
For more information or to RSVP for the day’s activities, please contact BCYF’s Recreation Division via email at or by phone at (617) 635-5206 ext. 107.
Summer Sports Health & Safety Day »
Water Safety Packet »
  • ROCKS 2012

    Boston R.O.C.K.S Out & Boston R.O.C.K.S the Block!!!

    Boston R.O.C.K.S Out!!! is a free drop-in program for ages 8-18 that provides structured games, sport activities and arts projects for up to 50 children at each of ten locations throughout the city Monday-Friday 12-6pm.
    Boston R.O.C.K.S the Block!!!, sponsored by JetBlue, BCYF and its partners, brings neighborhood fun to your block including swimming, music, games, hands-on activities, valuable programming information and a healthy meal at a BCYF swimming pool and the surrounding green space.
    For details check out the flyer below!
    Boston R.O.C.K.S Out!!! & Boston R.O.C.K.S the Block!!! »
  • Summer Programs

    BCYF Summer Programs

    Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency and the lead department for Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Boston R.O.C.K.S!!! summer programming campaign.  Check out our summer page to learn about the Moakley Park Sports Center, BNBL, FACTS, the dozens of neighborhood-based summer day camps and other programs we offer for Boston’s young people.
    BCYF Summer Page »
  • Sports

    BCYF Recreation Programs

    Check out all activites and programs the BCYF Recreation Division is offering including programming at the new BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park.
    BCYF Recreation Page »
  • Summer Guide 2012

    BCYF Summer Guide 2012

    BCYF is the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency and the lead department for Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Boston R.O.C.K.S!!! summer programming campaign. Included in this brochure are dozens of neighborhood-based summer day camps and programs for Boston's young people. BCYF Summer Guide 2012 »

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FREE STEM Sunday at Northeastern July 8

Join us for CMMI's FREE family day at Northeastern University on July 8, 2012.

Families of K-8 students will have the opportunity to participate in fun interactive demonstrations and science and engineering activities at Northeastern's Cabot Phyiscal Education Center (building 41 on the Campus Map) .

Participants will have the opportunity to build a city of the future, draw a science mural, take home a garden kit, learn about whales, and more!

Visit for more information.
Space is limited, families must REGISTER HERE and be entered for a raffle!
STEM Sunday is presented by Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education in collaboration with the National Science Foundation's CMMI Engineering and Research Innovation Conference, Cambridge Science Festival and Science on the Street,  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Maker Faire, Boston Children's Hospital, NStar, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Northeastern NUTRONS.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Free Upcoming Events

EurekaFest at Museum of Science - Cambridge
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
Celebrate the inventive spirit at EurekaFest, presented by the Lemelson-MIT Program and the Museum of Science. Saturday at the Museum of Science, cheer on over 200 high school students in an all-day design challenge that explores the invention process through wind-powered devices. Events are open to the public.

Free Coffee With The Mayor - Roxbury Circle The City - Dorchester
Every Sunday from Jun 24, 2012 - Aug 5, 2012
An open-streets event connecting people to parks with entertainment, bike tours, activities for all ages, performances, and a farmer's market. Featuring free activities for all ages that promote healthy, active living, Circle The City will draw people out of their homes and cars and onto safe, car-free streets to walk, bike, roll, play and celebrate some of our greatest urban resources—our parks.

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
Free coffee with Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Join the Mayor for refreshments and conversation and also receive a free flowering plant.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Programs at MIT

--Summer HSSP--

Student registration for Summer HSSP has just opened!

Summer HSSP is a seven-week academic program that runs on Sunday afternoons, beginning on July 8th and ending on August 19th. Classes
-- both academic and non-academic -- are offered in 3 timeblocks between 11 am and 5 pm.

Summer HSSP is open to rising 7th graders through rising college freshmen, and offers exciting classes such as Circuit Theory, Cell Biology, and The Psychology and Physics of Music. Check out the catalog and register at <>.

Classes will be assigned using a lottery, so take your time to look through the catalog -- all registrations before June 22nd will be considered equally. You can express preferences for up to three classes per time block, and a lottery will determine your classes. The lottery stage of registration will close at 11:59 pm on June 22nd. We expect to publish results of the lottery on June 25th.

The total cost for Summer HSSP will be $40, which covers all seven Sundays of classes. We offer generous need-based financial aid.

We hope to see you this summer! Email us at <> if you have questions about this program.


Looking for a way to get college credit in high school? Interested in showing colleges just what you are made of? Want to explore a topic in-depth? Registration is open for Delve, ESP's AP preparatory course, and we would love to have you join us for an exciting 26 weeks of learning for just $250! Sign up today at <>.

Delve will offer classes for the Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and French AP exams during the school year, from mid-September until May. Every Sunday, students will spend 10AM to 3PM at MIT dedicated to one of these classes (with an hour long lunch break in between).  Our classes can be taken as stand-alone classes, not just in conjunction with AP courses at high schools.  You will have the opportunity to take the AP in May with your school or with our partner, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

If you have any questions about Delve, please feel free to email us back at <>.

--Help Splash! spread--

Are you entering college, and want to help spread Splash?  Learning Unlimited, a nonprofit that spreads Splash to universities across the country, maintains a monthly newsletter with numerous announcements of Splashes and stories about Splash's growth, and maintains information about volunteering for Splashes across the country. This includes a number of Boston-area programs beyond MIT.  You can sign up at their

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Touch Tomorrow at WPI

June 16, 2012, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rain or Shine. In the midst of the prestigious NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, WPI will transform its campus into a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits.

FREE and open to the public. Explore new territories galore with WPI researchers, students, and NASA educators.