Summer At YoFeS
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Our 5-week Summer Program is an opportunity for the kids to focus on doing more of the things they love, with professional guidance and supervision. We offer exposure to myriad of creative and recreational activities., as a chance to learn new skills and discover new talents. Our academic program prepares our ELL kids to become more proficient in English, and thus poises them for a successful school year. We also offer private school entrance exam preparation to our most talented and dedicated students. We offer initiation to music by providing up to one hour of practices in instruments such as viola, violin, cello, bucket drums, and sax. We partner with AASHKA for dance education and of course we provide sport education with a certified coach. Our mentoring program, where young college students work with our youngsters, is an integral part of the summer program.
This gives them a chance to learn new skills and discover new talents through recreational and creative activities. We offer both academic and enrichment programs during the course of the day to give the youth the best of both worlds. By the end of the program they will showcase their creative skills to close and be refreshed academically for the upcoming school year.
While our Youth Builders Summer Program (in existence for over 15 years) has provided music education as part of an immersive educational program focused on English Language Learners. Our first-ever music-focused summer program will fill this gap by providing 6 weeks of daily intensive music education (ensemble, master classes, performances, workshops, and individual lessons) for inner city youth.
This year, once again, YoFES collaborated with BPS on their OELL Summer Academy by providing enrichment activities to 60 students at the Mattahunt Elementary School, in Mattapan and to over 35 students at the Hennigan Elementary School, in Jamaica Plain.