Since July 2002, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) has functioned as the City's youth and human services headquarters, combining the services once provided by Boston Community Centers, the Boston 2:00-6:00 After School Initiative, the Mayor's Office of Community Partnerships, and the Recreation Division of the City's Parks & Recreation Department, under one roof.
BCYF's mission is "to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by supporting children, youth and families through a wide range of comprehensive programs and services." The organization's 46 facilities (including 21 pools and one beach) are located in neighborhoods across the city and serve some 90,000 residents each year with childcare, youth empowerment, adult education, senior citizen, and sports, recreation and enrichment programs. Each community center offers programming tailored to meet the needs and interests of their members.
BCYF is committed to providing high quality programming for Boston residents of all ages and abilities. To this end BCYF offers Camp Joy for Boston residents ages 3 to 22 with disabilities. The camp provides structured, daily opportunities for participants to make new friends, have fun, learn and grow during the summer months. The program offers a variety of enrichment activities designed to promote peer-to-peer socialization, foster relationship building and support individual growth.
Name and Title of Principle Officer : Daphne Griffin, Executive Director
Main Contact Person : Nicole DaSilva
Contact Mailing Address : Boston Centers for Youth & Families
1483 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Contact Telephone : 617-635-4920
Contact Fax : 617-635-1241
Contact Email : email@example.com