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MSN 2021 Fall Resource Book (Live Version)
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Compiled by: 

The Middle School Network

Coordinated by the Cambridge Agenda for Children OST:

 Increasing equity, access and innovation and sustaining the highest quality OST opportunities and experiences for all children, youth and families. For more on the Agenda for Children’s projects and initiatives visit www. Agendaforchildrenost.org.

If you’d like a hard copy of this Guide mailed to you, or would like interpretation or problem-solving in your native language, please contact Annie at aleavitt@cpsd.us

                            

How After School Works: The Basics

After school options for middle schoolers in Cambridge include a wide variety of programs, sports, and specialty workshops that are run at locations around Cambridge. Some are all-inclusive programs at community centers that include homework help and a variety of activities; others are more specialized. Some are run by schools; some are run by the City of Cambridge, others are run by non-profit organizations or university partners. All of those are included in this guide.

Group 1: Everyday After School Centers

These are youth centers that operate five days a week, offer a wide range of different activities, and have some type of homework support and can be helpful to establish an everyday after school routine. They are not at the school site but some are very close to school campuses. Examples: Russell Youth Center, Cambridge Community Center (CCC), Moses Youth Center, East End House, Community Arts Center

Group 2: Specialty Opportunities

These are opportunities, usually offered once or twice a week, in a range of locations that focus on more specific experiences. They are great for helping young people discover their talents, express themselves and extend their skills in a specific area. Examples: City Step, Cambridge PRIDE, Clubs and Intramurals at Upper Schools, Science Club for Girls, Beyond the 4th Wall, Cambridge Youth Soccer

The system of opportunities in Cambridge is designed so that young people don’t have to choose between trying new activities and having an everyday after school routine. They can mix and match options to make a weekly schedule.

Here is a sample schedule for a middle schooler:

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Transport

Walk

Stay @PAUS

School bus to KLO

Walk

Walk

Activity/Program

Go to Moses Youth Center

Volleyball Intramural

Practice

City Sprouts Youth Leadership Team @ Hurley St Farm

Go to Moses Youth Center

Go to Moses Youth Center

Transport

Walk or Pick Up

Take late bus home

Parent Pick up in E. Cambridge

Walk or pick up

Walk or pick up

Transportation to and from after school activities:

Fact #1: Students who take the school bus home can arrange to have the school bus drop them off at a different location after school (see list of stops below; most youth centers and speciality opportunities are within a short walk of one of these stops). So young people can get from school to offsite activities. However, there is not usually transportation provided home after programming, so that is the area that often needs problem solving.

Fact #2: All Upper Schools run a late bus that can take students home after intramurals or clubs (it usually leaves at 4:30pm). This allows students to be dropped off at a youth center AFTER participating in school clubs or sports, to participate there until pick up at the end of programming at 5:30/6pm. (However, please note: this bus only operates on Tuesdays, Wed and Thursdays)

CPS late bus site: https://www.cpsd.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3042869&pageId=69157644 

Afterschool Planning Tool

Click on the program name to jump to more details

PROGRAM NAME

GRADE

MODE

 M

T

W

Th

Fri

S/S

Cost

Page

Everyday Afterschool Programs (5 Days/week)

Community Centers

Agassiz Baldwin Community

Maud Morgan Arts Afterschool 

Jk-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

$350 with scholarships

Cambridge Community Center

Jk-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

$30/Day

$116/week

Community Art Center School Age Program

Jk-6th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

Sliding Scale

East End House Middle School Program @ PAUS

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Afterschool Program

Jk-6th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

$22/Day

$110/week

PBHA’s Cambridge Afterschool Program (C.A.S.P)

K-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost

YMCA After School 

K-7th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

$675/week

DHSP (Dept of Human Services)  CYP Pre-Teen & Middle School Programs

Frisoli Youth Center

4th-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost for 6-8th grade

Gately Youth Center

4th-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost for 6-8th grade

Moses Youth Center

4th-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost for 6-8th grade

Russell Youth Center

4th-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost for 6-8th grade

Afterschool Programs (3-5 Days/week)

Programming at CPS Upper Schools

Clubs at PAUS

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

No cost

Clubs at RAUC

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

No cost

Clubs at VLUS

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

No cost

Clubs at CSUS

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

No cost

Bio-Coding Club (BROAD)

6-8th grade

In person

TBD

No cost

Cambridge School Volunteers: Learning Centers

6-8th grade

TBD

TBD

No cost

East End House Middle School Program at PAUS

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

No cost

Intramural Sports at CPS Upper Schools

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

No cost -

 Tutoring Plus @ CSUS

6-8th grade

Hybrid

X

X

No cost

Specialty opportunities (1-2 times a week)

PROGRAM NAME

GRADE

MODE

 M

T

W

Th

Fri

S/S

Cost

Page

Academic Support and Enrichment

Breakthrough Greater Boston

6-8th grade

TBD

No cost

Junior Coach Tutoring

K-8th grade

Virtual

flexible

No cost

Cambridge Math Circle

In Person

Virtual

X

X

Sliding Scale

Club Z Tutoring

K-12th grade

Virtual or In Person

flexible

Varies based on type

Tutoring Plus @ Fresh Pond Apts 

6-8th grade

Hybrid

X

X

No cost

Inclusive & Special Needs

DHSP Inclusion Initiative

Jk-5

TBD

varies

No cost

Partners for Youth with Disabilities

K & up

Virtual

X

X

X

X

X

No cost

The Cambridge Program

8yrs & up

In Person

X

$100,  scholarships

Leadership & Work Experience

Agassiz Baldwin Youth Employment Program

6-8th grade

In person

X

X

X

X

X

Paid

Bridging the Gap

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

No cost

The Work Force ( 4 locations)

8th grade

In Person

X

Paid

Science Club for Girls Junior Mentoring

8th grade

In Person & Virtual

X

X

X

X

Paid

City Sprouts Youth Leadership Team

6th-8th

In Person

X

No cost

GOLD, Gender Expansive Youth

6-12th

In Person

X

X

Paid

Neighborhood Design Project 

8th grade

In Person

TBD

Paid

Teen Media Program at Community Arts Center

7&8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

Paid

Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre) (1-2 days/week)

Beyond the 4th Wall

3-8th grade

Both

X

Sliding scale

City Step 

5th-7th

In Person

TBD

No cost

 Dance Complex

K-12th grade

In Person & Virtual

X

X

X

X

X

X

Drop in fee or class pass

MassArt Saturday Studios

3-8th grade

Virtual

X

 Scholarships

New School of Music

3-8th grade

In Person & Virtual

Scholarships available

Sports/Athletic/Outdoors Opportunities (1-2 days/week)

Cambridge Pride Basketball

6th-8th

In Person

$50

Brooklyn Boulders

K-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sliding scale

BSA Troop & Crew 56

6th-12th

TBD

X

$35

Cambridge Youth Flag Football

Jk-8th grade

In Person

X

Sliding scale

Cambridge Youth Soccer Upper School League

K-8th grade

In Person

X

$100 with scholarships

Cambridge Youth Track and Field (Jets)

6th-8th      grade

In Person

X

X

Sliding scale

PROGRAM NAME

GRADE

MODE

 M

T

W

Th

Fri

S/S

Cost

Page

Sports/Athletic/Outdoors Opportunities (1-2 days/week) CONTINUED

Free Swim @ War Memorial

K-12

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

X

Low Cost

Girls on the Run

3-5th, 6-8th

In Person

TBD

Sliding scale

Jae H. Kim Taekwondo Institute

K-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

X

$149/month

Navigation Games

K-12

In Person

X

X

X

X

X

X

No cost

Olympia Fencing

1st-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

Free trial

Parkour Generations

K-12th grade

In Person & Virtual

X

X

X

$10-$15 per class

Pink Sunday Girls Flag Football

3-12th grade

In Person

X

No cost

Premier Hoops

1st-8th grade

In Person

X

varies

Shoot Straight  (winter program)

3-6th grade

In Person

X

$50

S.T.E.A.M   Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math

The HIVE @ Cambridge Public Library

6-8th grade

In Person

X

X

X

X

No cost

Innovators for Purpose Studios

8th-12th grade

In Person

X

X

No cost

Innovators for Purpose Labs: Robots that Make A Difference

7th & 8th grade

In Person

TBD

No cost

MIT CodeIT

6-8th grade

Virtual

X

X

No cost

Kids 4 Coding

3-6th grade

Virtual

X

varies

Science Club for Girls 

6-8th grade

Virtual

X

X

X

X

No cost

Everyday Afterschool Programs

* Agassiz BaldwinCommunity  (ABC) & Maud Morgan Arts Afterschool

Program Description: Everyday afterschool arts program for K-8; for grades 6-8 students can attend up to 5 days a week and will rotate through workshops on hand building ceramics, mixed media paper arts, printmaking, and core fundamentals of fine art.

Who:

6-8th grade scholars (K-5 children served through ABC’s afterschool arts program)

When:

Mon - Fri (can choose one, two or all days);

2-3:30 optional; snack, homework, play

3:30-5:30 arts workshops

Cost:

 $350/Week; Accept Vouchers & Scholarship Available via this form. Scholarships typically cover 50-100% of tuition fees.

Location:

Agassiz Baldwin Community School, 20 Sacramento St

Activities:

  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing
  • Painting and Mixed Media

Transportation:

Students can arrange to take the school bus to Baldwin stop and walk a block to ABC. No transport home provided after 5:30pm

Contact: Cory Shea

Phone(617) 349-6287 x19

Website: https://www.maudmorganarts.org/classes-workshops/mma-afterschool/

   How to sign up?

https://agassiz.org/childrens-programs/afterschool-program/

* Cambridge Community Center (CCC) Afterschool Program

Program Type: Long standing community center dedicated to family engagement, positive behavior guidance, and innovation to support the social emotional development of every child. CCC offers homework help, STEAM Activities, Karate, Cooking, Sports League, and more!

Who:

Kindergarten-8th grade scholars

When:

Mon - Fri; 2PM - 6P

Cost:

$114/Week; $30/Day

(Accepts EEC vouchers and slots)

Location:

Cambridgeport/Coast

5 Callender St

Activities:

  • STEAM activities, Cooking
  • Homework assistance
  • Karate, Sports League

Transportation:

No

Contact: Latifah James

Phone: 617.547.6811

Website:www.cambridgecc.org 

How to sign-up?

http://www.cambridgecc.org/ enrollment.html

* Community Art Center School Aged Child Care (SACC)

Program Type: Afterschool program includes classes that cover disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theater and media arts. All students participate in sequential, semester-long focus classes and present their work four times each year including at our outdoor summer event, Arts Interactive, and our final spring show.

Who:

Scholars ages 5yrs old -12yrs old (grouped by age). For 13 yr olds see the CAC Teen Media Program

When:

Mon - Fri; 2PM - 6PM

Cost:

 Income eligibility determines cost; Accepts vouchers

Location:

Area 4/Port

119 Windsor St

Activities:

  • Homework assistance
  • Dance, visual art, media arts, much more!

Transportation:

None

Contact: Jada Allyne

Email:

Jada@communityartscenter.org 

Website: https://www.communityartcenter.org/

  How to sign up?

https://schools.procareconnect.com/register/2612f3a6-04f4-4bf4-a71c-815361495032

* East End House Middle School Program

Program Description: Middle school program usually located at Putnam Ave Upper School for 6-8th graders including homework assistance, youth designed programming, project based learning, art/science, cooking and  self care workshops. Start date for Fall 2021 is still TBA.

Who:

All 6-8th, priority for students from Putnam Ave Upper

When:

Usually Mon-Friday, 2:30-5:30pm

Start date TBA

                       Cost:

No cost

Location:

Putnam Ave Upper School

Activities

  • Homework Assistance
  • Art/Science
  • Cooking

Transportation?

Students at PAUS can take the CPS late bus home on T,W,Th at 4:30, although they miss substantial programming

Contact: Chris Del Vecchio

Phone: 617.876.4444

Email: christine@eastendhouse.org

Website:                                                                    

   How to sign up?

Email Chris or call East End House at 617-876-4444

Margaret Fuller House  

Program Type:  Our youth programs provide a safe, nurturing and educational environment that focuses on social-emotional development, positive self-identity, academic enrichment and leadership development

Who:

Jk-6th grade

When:

Mon - Fri; 2PM - 6PM

                   Cost:

   $22/per day  $110/per week.

Location:

Area 4/Port

71 Cherry St.

Activities

  • Homework assistance
  • STEAM
  • Art

Transportation?

None

Contact: Megan Ryan

Phone: 617.547.4680

Email: info@margaretfullerhouse.org

  How to sign up?

Contact program

PBHA’s Cambridge Afterschool Program (C.A.S.P)  

Program Type:  Phillips Brooks House Association provides affordable and accessible afterschool programming, primarily with immigrant families. CASP offers daily homework help and practice with fundamental reading and math skills, students at CASP engage in workshops designed to complement academic curriculum.

Who:

Ages 6yrs old-14yrs old

When:

Mon - Thurs; 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Cost:

Sliding scale based on income, or accepts vouchers

Location:

North Cambridge

364 Rindge ave

Fresh Pond Apartments

Activities:

  • Homework assistance
  • Fun academic workshops
  • Field Trips on Saturdays

Transportation?

No

Contact: Matias Ramos

Email: matias@pbha.org

Website: http://pbha.org/programs/cambridge-afterschool/

  How to sign up?

Email claire.lindquist@schochet.com, Residential Services Coordinator

* Y.M.C.A Afterschool Program

Program Type:  At the Cambridge YMCA After School Program, children have many opportunities to grow and discover new hobbies and interests. Children have access to a wide range of enrichment and educational activities including arts and crafts, swimming lessons, gym time, and other classroom activities.

Who:

Ages 4.9yrs old-13yrs old

When:

Mon - Fri; 2:00PM - 5:30PM

Cost:

 $675/month for full time

Vouchers and limited Financial Assistance

Location:

Cambridgeport

820 Massachusetts ave

Activities:

  • Homework assistance
  • Sports, arts, and fun activities

Transportation?

No

Contact: Beck Govoni

Email: bgovoni@cambymca.org

Website: https://www.cambridgeymca.org/childcare/after-school/

  How to sign up?

Fill out application on website

D.H.S.P C.Y.P/Pre-Teen & Middle School Programs

Program Type: Cambridge Youth Programs offer diverse, high quality programs that promote leadership and youth development through enrichment activities, unique experiences, and opportunities to develop relationships with adults and peers.

Who:

4th-8th grade scholars

When:

Mon - Fri; 2PM - 6PM

Cost:

4th-5th grade: sliding scale based on income

6th-8th grade-no cost

Activities:

  • Homework assistance
  • Sports and Movement
  • Arts & Media
  • Youth Leadership
  • Much more!

 

Locations & Program Directors:

Frisoli Youth Center

Center Director: Vanessa Fisher

vfisher@cambridgema.gov,

617-349-7746

Gately Youth Center

Center Director: Bo Lembo

rlembo@cambridgema.gov

617-349-6277

Moses Youth Center

Center Director: Nicole Rodriguez

nrodriguez@cambridgema.gov

617-349-6262

Russell Youth Center

Center Director: Nelita Depina

ndepina@cambridgema.gov,

617-349-6314  

Transportation:

No

Contact: Center Director (see list above) for each Youth Center

Phone: for general questions, call 617-349-6200 -51 Inman front desk

  How to sign up:

https://www.cambridgema.gov/DHSP/newsandevents/News/2021/08/fall2021afterschool

Programming at CPS Upper Schools

Clubs at CPS Upper Schools

Description: Clubs at Upper Schools are usually run by school staff and coordinated by school admin. Because they don’t start until October of each year, the options at each school are not available until mid-Sept and are communicated through the schools’ family liaison or principal (via email or school newsletter).

Who:

6th-8th grade scholars

When:

Usually Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Cost:

No cost

Activities:

Club offerings vary at each school, usually including some art, dance, student council, music or craft activities. See next page  for Intramural Sports info (Basketball, Soccer, etc.)

Contact Person at each school:

Putnam Ave Upper School

Liam Doherty and Niki Lew

ldoherty@cpsd.us & nlew@cpsd.us

Cambridge St Upper School

Dyavana Howard

dhoward@cpsd.us

Vassal Lane Upper School

Tanya Benzan, Assistant Principal

tbenzan@cpsd.us

Rindge Ave Upper School

Julia Ho, Family Liaison

jho@cpsd.us

Amigos K-8

Mariel Santos-Dugan

msantos-dugan@cpsd.us

Transportation:

Schools provide a late bus (only T,W,TH) that leaves school at 4:30 to take students home

Contact:
See above

How to sign up:

Each school sends home the options for clubs and intramurals in mid/late Sept. Watch the school newsletter!

* Bio-Coding Club with the BROAD Institute

Description: An afterschool program created in collaboration with teachers to teach students about both biology and coding, with mentors who are professional scientists from the BROAD Institute.

Who:

Bio-Coding Club will be offered at PAUS in the fall  and at CSUS in the spring

When:

Tuesdays

Timeframe: 3:00-4:30

Starts in October

Cost:

No cost

Activities:
Hands on bio activities

Coding using SCRATCH

Activities on DNA, the microbiome, infectious diseases and more

Locations: offered as part of school clubs with science teachers at

CSUS

Donna Peruzzi

dperuzzi@cpsd.us

PAUS

Fatima Sammy

fsammy@cpsd.us

Transportation:

Late bus is usually available to take students home, leaving school at 4:30pm. Sign up for the late bus through the school.

Contact:

Rachel Gesserman

rgesser@broadinstitute.org

For more info: https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/broad-after-school-stem-club-students-launches-new-online-curriculum

How to sign up:

Sign up through the PAUS or CSUS clubs process to be part of the club

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) Learning Centers

Program Type:  CSV operates Learning Centers at each of the 4 CPS Upper Schools, matching students with mentors/tutors from the community to work on homework and connect once a week afterschool. This program usually operates within the club structure at schools and is likely to be hybrid this year, where young people are doing social emotional programming in person but the mentoring/tutoring part online. Details still TBA.

Who:

6-8th graders in CPS Upper Schools referred by teachers

When:

One day a week (usually T, W or TH) 2:30-4:30

Cost:

No cost

Location:

At each Upper School. Some tutoring might happen online as well.

Activities

  • Homework assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Social emotional learning

Transportation?

Students can take the late bus home (provided by CPS) at 4:30pm

Contact: Meg Ramsdell

Phone: 617-645-1301

Email: mramsdell@cspd.us

  How to sign up?

Talk to your child’s teacher about referring them to their schools’ CSV learning center.

Intramural Sports at CPS Upper Schools

Program Description: The CPS Upper Schools all offer team sports that compete against each other in one end of season event, practicing once or twice a week for the season (usually a few months). In person competition is likely to be contingent on COVID safety conditions.

Who

All 6-8th graders can join, some teams have tryouts but experience competing is not necessary

When:

3:00-4:30pm (late bus departs at 4:30pm)

 Cost:

 No cost

Location:

At each CPS Upper School

Transportation:

Students can take the late bus home at 4:30

Activities:

  • Cross Country (starts 9/20)
  • Orienteering (starts 9/20)
  • Volleyball (starts 11/15)
  • Basketball (starts 1/10)
  • Soccer (starts 3/28)

  How to sign up?

Talk to your school’s Phys Ed teacher or intramural manager

Contact: Tom Arria

Email: tarria@cpsd.us

* Tutoring Plus (multiple locations)

Program Type: Tutoring Plus provides weekly 1:1 tutoring and mentoring for students in elementary school, middle school and high school at different locations throughout Cambridge. Programs involve 1:1 time but also group social emotional games and activities.

Who:

6-8th graders.

K-5 graders are served at different days/locations.

When:

Twice a week, approximately 5-7pm (see below for each location and day of the week)

Cost:

No cost

Activities?

  •  Homework assistance
  • 1:1 tutoring
  • 1:1 mentoring

Locations (for middle school)

Tutoring Plus also serves elementary school and high school at different locations/days of the week

Cambridge St Upper School (Middle School)

5-7pm Tuesday & Thursday

Open to all Cambridge residents.

Fresh Pond Apartments (Middle School)

5:30-7:15pm Monday & Wed

Priority is given to building residents at Fresh Pond Apts.

Finch Apts (Middle School - only open to building residents)

5-7pm Wednesday

Transportation?

None

Contact: Justien Martin

Phone:857-266-6915

Email: info@tutoringplus.org

Website:www.tutoringplus.org/enroll 

  How to sign up?

Go website at www.tutoringplus.org/enroll   

Academic Support and Enrichment

Specialty Activities

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Program Type: Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is a year-round, tuition-free program that offers six years of academically intensive out-of-school time services to highly motivated, traditionally underserved middle and high school students in Greater Boston. Students apply in 6th grade to join the program and start with a summer program after 6th grade and continue until 12th grade.

Who:

Current 6th graders apply to start Breakthrough in the summer after sixth grade.

When:

Deadline for 6th grade applications is usually in December

                   Cost:

                   No cost

Location:

Summer camp and afterschool support usually happens at CRLS (Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School)

Activities

  • Academic Workshops
  • Mentoring
  • College Visits & Support

Transportation?

Yes. Transportation is provided to and from the summer program.

Contact:

Phone: (617) 599-9827

Email: jmcdonaldbrown@btgbmail.org

Website: http://breakthroughgreaterboston.org/middle-school-program/

  How to sign up?

See the Breakthrough Application website for application materials in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese

Junior Coach Tutoring

Program Type: We here at JuniorCoach pride ourselves on high-quality instruction for youth ages 6-15.

Tutoring & mentorship provided by vetted and passionate high school students and college students in all areas academic, athletic, and artistic.

Who: K-8th grade

When: Monday-Friday (some Saturdays)

    Cost:

Individual class: No cost

Group class: TBD

                     Location:

Virtual

Activities

  • Homework Assistance
  • Study skills and more
  • Sports, Arts, and more

Contact: Ananyaa Joy Nair

Email: juniorcoach.mass@gmail.com

Phone: 617-691-9616

  How to sign up:

https://juniorcoachgolf.org/our-team/

Cambridge Math Circle

Program Type: The Cambridge Math Circle was established to give elementary and middle school students in Cambridge and surrounding towns a chance to experience deep, fascinating math and meet others who like solving puzzles and stretching their minds.​​

Who:

Pre-K-8th grade

When:

Beast Academy-Tuesdays (begins 9/21)

Math Circle-Saturdays  begins 9/25)

Cost: $0-$40

Scholarship/Voucher Available: Yes

     

Location:

Virtual (live classes online)

Activities

  • Beast Academy: 3rd-8th grade (10wks)
  • Math Circle: 2nd-8th grade (10wks)
  • Middle school citywide class to be announced soon

Transportation?

No

Contact: Nataliya Yufa

Phone: 617-454-7627

 How to sign up?

https://www.cambridgemathcircle.org/class-registration

Club Z Tutoring

Program Type: Customizable individual tutoring company run by a local Cambridge parent.

Who:

1st - 12th graders

When:

Days/times flexible, worked out by tutor and family

                   Cost:

Varies based on level and programs length, starts at $64/hour

Location:

Online or at your home

Kinds of Tutoring Available:

  • Academic Subject Tutoring: follows the school curriculum in the respective subject
  • Individualized Study Skills: focuses on time management, concentration, memory, test prep, anxiety and organizational skills.
  • Singapore Math Program: encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical issues, and problem solving in real world contexts

When can you start?

The beginning of the year/semester is ideal, but isn’t required - tutors available all year.

Contact: Celine Bewsher

Email: cbewsher@clubztutoring.com

Website:

  How to sign up?

Contact Celine by phone or email 

Inclusive & Special Needs                

DHSP Inclusion Initiative

Program Type: If you have a child with a disability and you are looking for an afterschool program where they can have a successful experience, please call to schedule a meeting to discuss your child's needs.

Who: Jk-8th grade

When: Mon-Fri

           Cost: No cost

           Location: varies

     

Contact: Nicole Horton

Email: nhorton@cambridgema.gov

How to sign up?

https://www.cambridgema.gov/

DHSP/programsforkidsandyouth/inclusioninitiative

Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Program Type: We match young people with disabilities with a caring adult mentor to help them meet their full potential for personal development and independence.The program is free for any youth with a disability between 6 and 26. We offer One-to-one, youth mentoring. Programs will be virtual meetings. Matches meet together for 4-6 hours a month for a year or more.

Who: 6 & up

         

     When: 4-6 hrs per month for one year or more

                       

            Cost: No Cost

     

Location: Virtual

Contact: Jordan Lome

Phone: 617-556-4075x119

Email: jlome@pyd.org

           How to sign up?

https://www.pyd.org/get-involved/ 

The Cambridge Program

Program Type: The program is held every Saturday for clients age 8 and up and offers a variety of activities, including field trips, swimming, fitness, arts and crafts, cooking, weightlifting, hygiene, ADL skills, and sports such as soccer, basketball, track and field, and volleyball. Groups are divided by age and ability levels.

Who: 8 & up

When: Saturday mornings

Cost: $100

Financial Aid/Scholarships Available: Yes

Location:Russell Youth Center          680 Huron Ave

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • End of year theatre play
  • Arts & Crafts and more

Contact: David Tynes

Phone: 617-349-6829

Contact: Vlad Pierre, vpierre@cambridgema.gov 

  How to sign up https://www.cambridgema.gov/ DHSP/Recreation/specialneeds/ourprograms

 

Leadership & Work Experience

Agassiz Baldwin Teacher-In-Training (TNT) Program

Program Description: Agassiz Baldwin (with Maud Morgan Arts) runs K-8 afterschool programs, and also interviews 6-8th graders to serve as Teachers-in-Training, working with younger kids in their programs. In the summer, they run a similar program called Outback Counselor in Training (CIT) - the school year TNT version is still in development but will be starting up later this fall.

Who: 6-8th graders with experience or interest in working with younger kids

         

When: during after school hours (generally 2:30-5:30)

TNTs usually are assigned to come in one day a week.

 Cost: Teachers in Training are paid a stipend

     

Location: Agassiz Baldwin Community School, 20 Sacramento St, Cambridge, MA

Contact: Jess Leach

Phone: 617-349-6287 x19

Email: registration@agassiz.org

Website:https://agassiz.org/childrens-programs/youth-employment-program/

How to sign up?

Stay tuned, the application will be available on their website in October.

Bridging the Gap at Salvation Army

Program Description: Bridging the Gap was initiated to serve court-involved and at-risk or high risk youth ages 12 to 17. The goal is to educate youth on the resources and tools needed to make better decisions for themselves and attain a more promising future, and includes a twelve-unit life skills curriculum, designed by The Salvation Army, focusing on prevention and intervention. All young people are welcome.  

Who: 6-12th graders, split into middle school and high school groups. All young people are welcome, and hours can be put towards a community service requirement.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays for middle school, 4-6pm,

(High School group meets on T/Th)

 Cost: No cost. Students also receive a laptop computer when they graduate from the program

     

Location:

Salvation Army building

(Central Square), 402 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA

Program meets in person but they do make exceptions for those who can only meet virtually.

Contact: Andy Chen

Phone: 617-547-3400 x235

Email: Andy.Chen@use.salvationarmy.org

Web: https://massachusetts.salvationarmy.org/ MA/BridgingtheGap 

How to sign up?

Contact Andy Chen to talk about the program and schedule an intake meeting. Admission is rolling - young people can join a group at any time.

The Work Force

Program Description: The Work Force is a workforce development program run out of the Cambridge Housing Authority, engaging young people in a five year curriculum that works towards personal empowerment, academic achievement and economic mobility for students. The program starts in 8th grade and continues throughout high school, offering academic support, mentoring, paid afterschool jobs and financial literacy support.

Who: Current 8th graders who are residents of Cambridge Housing Authority buildings or with Section 8 housing in leased buildings

         

When: Young people have one day of required workshops and another day of required homework help after school; locations are open for drop-in academic support Monday-Friday 2:30-6pm.

Start date for fall: Fri, October 1st

 Cost: No cost. Young people are paid for their work in their program.

     

Locations & Contact Info:

119 Windsor St:

Teacher Counselor: Manoucheca Lord, mlord@cambridge-housing.org, 617-499-7107

CRLS:

Teacher Counselor: Ayesha Wilson, 857-235-9923 awilson@cambridge-housing.org 

Roosevelt Towers:

Teacher Counselor: Kathleen Morrissey, 617-499-7169 kmorrissey@cambridge-housing.org 

Jefferson Park:

Teacher Counselor: Elka Uchman, 617-499-7110 euchman@cambridgehousing.org 

How to sign up?

Fill out application at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4924638 

Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept 24th. Students can sometimes join later in the year, please email the contact person to ask!

City Sprouts Youth Leadership Team

Program Description: CitySprouts Youth Leadership Team is a place where middle schoolers can have fun with other kids their age, be outside together and make friends. They learn how to grow a garden and make food from what they’ve grown. They have an opportunity to be a leader and have their thoughts and ideas heard. They do projects to learn about nature and science. They get to build things and figure things out. Kids learn about making their community a safer, healthier, more sustainable place to live.

Who: 6-8th graders

         

When: Wednesdays after school (3-5ish) at the Hurley St Farm in East Cambridge

 Cost: No cost

Youth who join the Youth Leadership Team during the school year will be able to earn $150 for the summer program instead of $100.

Location: Hurley St Neighborhood Farm, 213 Hurley St, Cambridge, MA. Program will likely meet indoors in winter, location TBD.

Contact: Heather Fisher

Phone: (617) 981-4077.

Email: Hfisher@citysprouts.org

How to sign up? Check https://www.citysprouts.org/young-leaders-program for updates on the school year program

GOLD and Gender Expansive Youth  

Program Description: GOLD is a leadership program for middle and high school aged youth. GOLD centers the experiences of misogyny-affected folks but is open to young people of all genders! This year they will explore intersectional feminism, anti-oppression, and youth leadership - youth will build skills by facilitating groups and activities on subjects they are passionate about.

Gender Expansive Youth (GEY) is for young people interested in exploring gender as a social construct and what it means for identity. THis space centers trans and gender non-conforming youht but is open to all middle and high school aged young people interested in exploring gender socialization and how it affects their identity.

Who:

Middle and high school aged youth

         

When:

GOLD meets Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm every week starting September 28th.

Gender Expansive Youth (GEY) meets on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm in Central Square, every week starting Sept 19th

 Cost: No cost

Young people are paid to participate in both programs. Dinner will also be provided for any in-person sessions.

     

Location: 

Central Square (exact location communicated by Sept 15th)

Contact for GOLD:

Puja (she/her) at youthleadership@ywcacam.org or text 781-885-4023.

Registration link: bit.ly/FALLGOLD

Contact for Gender Expansive Youth:

Georgia Wyman (they/them) Youthleadership@ywcacam.org or text 781-885-4023.

Registration link: bit.ly/FALLGEY

Neighborhood Design Project

Program Description: Young people work in groups on neighborhood and community issues that they care about in this youth employment program. Program is through the Office of Workforce Development at City of Cambridge Dept of Human Services. Program starts in February (not the fall)

Who: Young people aged 14 and 15. Must be a Cambridge resident and eligible to work in the U.S.

         

When: Program happens in the winter, applications are available in mid-February. Groups meet after school or in evenings at local youth centers.

 Cost:  No cost, participants are paid for their work in the program.

     

Location: at Cambridge Youth Centers (Frisoli, Moses, Russell, Gately, Moore).

Last year programs were run virtually, this year will be determined by local COVID conditions.

Contact: George Hinds

Phone: 617-349-6268

Email:ghinds@cambridgema.gov

Web: https://www.cambridgema.gov/

DHSP/programsforkidsandyouth/youthemployment

How to sign up?

Complete and submit program application in February (watch this website for app)  and then interview with staff

Teen Programs at the Community Arts Center (CAC)

Program Description: The Community Arts Center runs school-aged arts programs for youth and also skills based Teen Programs for youth ages 13-19. Teens can take part in:

Teen Media Program:  youth become creative technology users by engaging in media arts and leadership

Do It Your Damn Self!! Film Festival: the longest running youth-produced film festival in the country

Teen Public Art Program: teens collaborate with local mural artists and celebrate their lives, stories, and community. 

Who: Young people ages 13-19

         

When: Classes and teams meet different days of the week for courses (ex: Intro to Filmmaking) and project work.

 Cost: No cost. Teens are paid either a stipend or an hourly rate for their work in the program. See website for more details.

Location: Community Arts Center, 119 Windsor St, #6, Cambridge MA

Contact: Lionel Blaise, Jr

Phone: 617-868-7100x119

Email: lionel@communityartscenter.org

Web: https://www.communityartcenter.org/teens-programs

How to sign up?

Go to https://www.communityartcenter.org/ teens-programs, click Enroll Now and fill out this Teen Program Application

Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre)

Beyond the 4th Wall

Program Description: Offering Saturday Classes this year both virtually and in person.  Groups train in key performance skills and creativity. In spring they traditionally run a Middle School Musical as well. As soon as safety and policy allows, they will be periodically offering free in-person theatre workshops for registered students.

Who:

7-12 year olds

When:

Saturday afternoons, Sept 18th-Dec 11th

Cost: IN PERSON $400

VIRTUAL:  $300

Scholarship and financial aid available: please email Lace@Beyondthe4thWall.com 

Location:

VIRTUAL: on Zoom (password protected virtual rehearsal space)

IN PERSON: Cambridge, location TBA

Saturday Stars Program Options

  • VIRTUAL: Saturdays, 1:00-3pm
  • September 18th - Dec 11th (12 total classes)
  • IN PERSON: Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sept 18th-Dec 11th (12 total classes)

See https://beyondthe4thwall.com/classes/ 

Transportation: None

Contact: Erin Huiett

Phone: (617) 710-3864

Email:  erinh.bt4w@gmail.com or bt4wAssistant@gmail.com 

How to sign up:

https://beyondthe4thwall.com/registration/ 

City Step

Program Description: CityStep is an arts and social impact organization that unites college students and school-age kids through a powerful experience of self-expression, collaboration and mentorship. College students run dance classes for 5th graders at three schools and at a central location for 6th and 7th graders.

Who: for 5, 6, and 7th graders in Cambridge. No dance experience required - CityStep is about fun and expression

       

When: Classes meet once a week after school (at the school site or central location) for each grade. Exact days of the week still TBA.

 Cost: No cost

     

Location:

5th graders:

At Amigos and two Lower Schools

6th & 7th:

At central location in Cambridge, TBA

Contact: Harvard CityStep Execs

Web: https://www.citystep.org/

Email: citystep.harvard@gmail.com

IG: Harvardcitystep

Facebook: CityStepHarvard

YouTube:Harvard CityStep

How to sign up?

Check website and social media (IG or Facebook) for more details later this fall, start date is usually in October.

5th graders: ask about it at school!

The Dance Complex

Program Type: Offers a full calendar of in person classes and another set of virtual dance classes, including hip hop, bachata, ballet, jazz, salsa and ‘dance sassy’ classes!

      Who: Jk-8th grade

When:Classes are offered every day of the week

            Cost: $15 & up

Location:

The Dance Complex

536 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

OR

Online for Virtual Classes

(see website for listings)

Programs

Come join for intro/beginner courses (or all-level courses) in:

Tae Kwon Do

Street Choreo

House

Flamenco

Hawaiian Hula

Salsa

Samba/AfroBrazilian

Ballet

Modern/Jazz

Bollywood Dance

Calendar:

Check out calendar for most recent updates https://www.dancecomplex.org/in-person-studio-classes/

Website: dancecomplex.org

Phone: (617) 547-9363

On IG @thedancecomplex

FB @dancecomplex

        How to sign up:

https://www.dancecomplex.org/in-person-studio-classes/

MassArt Saturday Studios

Program Type: Classes are taught by MassArt students majoring in Art Education and supervised by MassArt Art Education faculty. Courses in a variety of disciplines and media are available by grade level for Grades 3-12, allowing students to explore and strengthen their creativity and creative problem solving.

Who: 6-12th graders

Location: Virtual

When: Saturdays, 9:30-12:00am

Starts: October 23-Dec 11

Cost: $185

Scholarships: Yes (offered on a first come, first served basis)

Contact:

Email: k12@massart.edu

How to sign up:

https://massart.edu/saturday-studio

Classes offered for Grades 6-8:

Comic Book Art

Painting 6-8  

Registration period is from Aug 31st - October 2nd

New School of Music

Program Type: New School of Music is a community music school located in Cambridge and offers group music programs and lessons in a non-competitive, student centered learning environment with professional musicians who love teaching.

Who: 3rd-8th grade

Location: Virtual

When: Lessons happen every day of the week, including weekends. Ensemble and school vacation programs vary.

Cost: a package of 17 weekly lessons starts at $800

Scholarships: Yes - very available, see scholarship form at this link

Contact: Caroline Drozdiak

Email: director@newschoolofmusic.org

Website: newschoolofmusic.org

Activities: 

Group lessons for Ukelele, Piano, and Violin

Summer vacation programming for ages 6-9

Private lessons

How to sign up:

Fill out this inquiry form to find out more about private lessons

Set up a trial lesson with a teacher

Buy a package of lessons with that teacher (or get scholarship funding)

Sports, Athletics and Outdoors

Cambridge PRIDE Basketball

Program Type: Competitive basketball league sponsored by the Cambridge Dept of Human Services Recreation Division

Who: 6-8th graders

5th graders eligible to try out for the 6th grade team

Location: Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St, Cambridge

When: Tryouts are usually held in early November, league plays until March.

Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays with one practice during the week

Cost: $50

How to sign up:

Tryout information will be announced (is usually the first Sat in Nov)

Contact:

Vlad Pierre

Email: vpierre@cambridgema.gov

Phone: 617-349-6228

Activities:

  • Basketball
  • Goal is to prepare middle school students be prepared to compete at the high school level
  • Designed to teach participants effective communication, teamwork and sportsmanship

Brooklyn Boulders Kids Academy & Kids Parkour

Program Type: After school day sessions at this climbing gym are designed to help foster young peoples’ self-confidence as they climb, jump, problem solve and explore creativity. Small groups (3-5 kids) focus on socializing while distancing and getting on the walls.

Who:

Kids Academy: ages 5-11

Kids Parkour: ages 6-13

Also offering Adventure Days during school holidays and vacations for ages 5-14 years old

When:

Monday-Friday & Weekends

Kids Parkour: 1 hour classes

Kids Academy: 2 hour classes

Gear Rental & Day Pass to BKB are included in class price

 Cost:

Kids Academy: $39/day

Kids Parkour: $22/day

Adventure Days: $119/day

 Scholarships: Yes, Families can request scholarship funding (usually part of the sign up form) and cost will be adjusted based on income. Free/reduced lunch status can be used for documentation instead of providing tax forms.

Location:

Brooklyn Boulders Climbing Gym 12A Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143

Highlights:

  • Slack-lining, basic movements of Parkour
  • Climbing drills and technique lessons
  • Challenges in a social, non competitive atmosphere

Contact: Dustin Rothbart

Phone: 617-6236700

Email:

dustin.rothbart@brooklynboulders.com

          How to sign up:

https://brooklynboulders.com/youth/

 BSA Scouts Troop/Crew 56 Cambridge

Program Type:  Open to both girls and boys from age 11 (6th grade) through 20. Helps youth to gain leadership, teamwork and outdoor skills. Weekly meetings and weekend/summer outdoor adventures!

Who:

Boys and Girls in grades 6-12

When:

Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm

 Cost: $35

There are yearly activity fees that cover all trips, most of which are raised by scouts through sales.

 Scholarships available: Yes

Location:

Been meeting virtually through COVID, check site for latest.

St Joseph’s Espiscopal Church in Porter Square.

1991 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

Programs

  • Build skills, perform community service, earn merit badges
  • Rocket Launches, Camping          
  • Hiking, Marshmallow roasting
  • Museum visits and more        

Transportation:

No

Contact: David English and Lizbeth Green

Email: englishdavid11@yahoo.com 

lamanzanitagodzilla@gmail.com 

           How to sign up:

See website at https://www.troopcrew56.org/ 

Cambridge Youth Flag Football

Program Type: Friendly flag football league for children with all skill levels.

Who:

Kindergarten-8th grade

Location:

Russell Field

333 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA

 Cost: $0-$100

 Scholarships/Sliding Scale: Yes

When:           

 Divisions meet at different times on Sundays:  

                 9:30am-6u and 8u

10:30-10u and 12

11:30-14u and highschool

Dates:

September

12

19

26

October

3

10

17

24

31

Transportation:

No

Contact: Kenneth Cooper

Email: cambridgemensflagfootball@gmail.com 

   How to sign up:

cmbflag.com

Cambridge Youth Soccer

Program Type: Cambridge Youth Soccer is an independent charitable organization which exists to provide a healthy team sports experience for Cambridge children and youth.

Who:

The City League serves 5th-8th graders:  

5/6th graders: girls and boys leagues

7/8th graders: girls and boys leagues

When:

Saturday mornings

September-November

Starts on Sept 18th

 Cost: $100

 Scholarships: Yes

(complete financial aid request form at checkout and a reduced fee will be applied within 24 hours)

Locations vary:

Cambridge Common (Harvard Sq)

Ahern Field (East)

Twin Cities Plaza (East Cambridge)

Danehy Field

Sennott (Central)

Maher (West)

Russell Field (near Alewife)

Programs

  • Kick Start (4 and 5yrs old)
  • Premier League (1st and 2nd graders)
  • Champions League (3rd and 4th graders)
  • City League (5-8th graders)

Contact: Susan Ruff

Phone: 617-491-4958

Email: susan@cambridgeyouthsoccer.org

  Link to register:

​​ http://cambridgeyouthsoccer. website.sportssignup.com

Cambridge Youth Track & Field (Jets)

Program Type: Cambridge Jets offers a community track team starting practicing outdoors at Danehy park beginning April 12th, Monday and Friday evenings. Cross country begins in September, with practices on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Who:

1st-8th grade

When: Monday and Wednesday evenings

 Cost: $100 +

Scholarship: Yes

Location:

Danehy Park

99 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA

Contact: Coach Curtis Jackman

Phone: 617-380-8080

Email: jetstrack66@gmail.com

   How to sign up:

https://www.cambridgejetsofma.org/

Free Swim at War Memorial

Program Type: The War Memorial Recreation Center, which includes the Field House, multi-purpose room, basketball gymnasium, weight room and 3 swimming pools will be open for free swim Fall 2021.

Who: All ages

(Parent or Guardian Supervision required)

When:

Reopen date: Late September/Early October

 Cost: Low cost 

Location:

1640 Cambridge Street

Cambridge MA 02139

Contact:

Phone: 617-349-6279

   How to sign up:

No sign up necessary

Girls on the Run

Program Type:  Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using an experienced based curriculum which includes running.

Who: Girls in grades 3-5, may be expanding to older youth

When:TBD

Location:TBD

 Cost: $30-$225

 Scholarships: Yes

The research-based curriculum includes three parts

  • Understanding ourselves
  • Valuing relationships and teamwork
  • Recognizing how we can shape the world at large

   How to sign up:

https://www.girlsontherun.org/what-we-do/3rd-5th-grade-program/

Contact: Ronit Velde

Email: velde@girlsontherun.org

Jae H Kim Taekwondo Institute

Program Type: offers fun, high energy martial arts classes in person and on Zoom. Regular children’s classes meet six days a week and are for age groups 5-8 and 9-12. We sometimes start kids as young as 4.5 years old. It’s never too late to start taekwondo and each child advances at their own pace.

Who: Jk-6th grade

When: Monday - Saturday

(Times vary)

                Cost: $149

 

Location: Classes are held at

2000 Massachusetts Avenue

and on Zoom (virtual)

Programs:

We welcome beginners, as well as people with experience in Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kung Fu, and other martial arts.

Transportation:

No

Contact: (617) 492-5070

            How to sign up:

https://www.tkd-cambridge.com/contact-form/

Navigation Games-Neighborhood Map Courses

Program Type: Navigation Games has created educational activities for all ages and ability ranges that you can play right in your neighborhood. Each of these activities are designed to practice specific skills, and present different kinds of challenges for participants to consider. And, of course, they are all tons of fun as well!

Who: Anyone

When: Anytime

Cost: No Cost

Website:

https://www.navigationgames.org/

  Neighborhood Map Courses

https://www.navigationgames.org/neighborhood-map-courses

Title

Start At

Click for Map

Answer Sheet

Click for Quiz

Neighborhood

Cambridgeport Fences I

Dana Park

map

sheet

quiz

Cambridgeport

East Cambridge Hydrants I

John a Ahem Field

map

sheet

quiz

East Cambridge

Agassiz Hydrants I

Cambridge Common

map

sheet

quiz

Agassiz

Highlands Hydrants I

Rafferty Park

map

sheet

quiz

Cambridge Highlands

Cambridgeport Hydrants I

Dana Park

map

sheet

quiz

Cambridgeport

Riverside I

MLK Jr School

map

sheet

quiz

Riverside

Olympia Fencing

Program Type: Olympia Fencing offers a free 60-90min learn to fence class at this fencing center near Fresh Pond.

Who:

Jk-6th grade

When:Saturday 10-12:30pm Tues/Thurs 4-5pm

 Cost: $10-$85/yr

 Free Trial available

Location:

127 Smith Pl. Cambridge MA

Programs

  • Free Trial
  • Musketeers and more

Transportation:

No

Contact:

Phone: (617) 945-9448

Email: info@olympiafencingcenter.com

            How to sign up:

https://olympiafencingcenter.com/book-free-fencing-class/

Parkour Generations

Program Type: Parkour Generations is a movement discipline in which participants learn to move their bodies through their environment, overcoming mental and physical obstacles, conquering challenges, and learning to apply these skills in the real world.

Who:

“Kids” classes are for 6-13yrs old, “Teen & Pre-Teen” is 11-15yrs old and one class is specifically for 6-9yr olds.

Parkour is easily adaptable by instructor to make things more or less challenging

Cost:

Register for a free class to try it out (click on “Try a Free class” on the website to register)

Kids Outdoor Basic Membership is 5 classes/month for $50

Kids Outdoor Explorer is 10 classes/month for $90

Kids Outdoor Unlimited is $120/month

Full and Partial Scholarships are available: Fill out the Parkour Scholarship form to let them know of your circumstances. Priority is given to families on free/reduced lunch at school

Locations:

Classes meet outside at parks in Somerville and Cambridge

  • Lincoln Park in Somerville
  • Winter Hill School Park in Somerville
  • Joan Lorentz Park in Cambridge (in front of Library)
  • Somerville High School
  • Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Classes offered Fall 2021:

Kids Outdoor Classes (ages 6-14 yrs old):

  • Saturdays- 11am-12:30pm @ Lincoln Park in Somerville
  • Sundays-1pm-2:30pm @Winter Hill School Park in Somerville
  • Tues (only for 6-9yr olds) 4-5:30pm @ Lincoln Park in Somerville
  • Thursday (6-13yrs old) 4-5:30pm @ Lincoln Park in Somerville

Kids Indoor (ages 6-13yrs old):

  • Monday 6-7pm at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Teen/Pre-Teen Outdoor (11-15yrs old):

  •  Wed 4-5:30pm @ Somerville High School
  • Saturday 1-2:30pm @ Joan Lorentz Park in Cambridge (in front of Cambridge Main Library on Broadway)

See the most recent calendar online at https://pkgenboston.sites.zenplanner.com/calendar.cfm 

What is Parkour again?:

Challenge your body while learning to judge risk, jump, climb and learn from others and instructors. Gain coordination, focus and confidence!

Contact: Blake Evitt

Phone: 617-302-7542

Website: https://pkgenboston.com/

              How to sign up:  https://pkgenboston.sites.zenplanner.com/calendar.cfm and choose a class or “try a free class’ to register

For scholarships: https://pkgenboston.com/scholarships and this scholarship form

Pink Sunday Flag Football: Training Camp & Tournament

Program Type: All girls Youth Flag Football Program. Training camp consists of 6 weeks of practices every Sunday at 1pm, then girls will be drafted into teams for a tournament in October.

Who:

All girls ages 8-18

(see divisions below)

No experience necessary

When:

Training camp begins August 29th

(every Sunday at 1pm)

Tournament is on October 10th

Cost:

No cost

Location:

Russell Field, 333 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA

Three divisions:

  • High School: 14-18yrs old
  • Middle School: 11-14yrs old
  • Elementary: 8-10yrs old  

How to sign up:

Go to http://youthflagfootballprogram.eventbrite.com 

Contact: Lynnit

Email: Hello@pinksunday.org

Premier Hoops

Program Type:  Basketball clinics that focus on goal setting for life as well as conditioning, hard work and citizenship.

Who: Boys and Girls

 Ages 7-14yrs old

When: Fridays

“Fall 1” Sept 17-Oct 15

“Fall 2” Oct 22-Nov 19

 Cost: TBD. Can usually pay a drop in fee or a session fee, with scholarships available.

 

Location:

Hoyt Field

13 Gilmore St.

                  Program:

Non-Contact Skills

(Dribble moves, Footwork, Shooting and Balance)

           How to sign up:  

Phone: 781.724.8125

Email: premierhoops@gmail.com 

Shoot Straight

Program Type: 

Basketball skills program run out of the newly-reopened War Memorial Recreation Center by Lance Dottin.

Who: Grades 3-6

Grades 3-4 at 9:00am

Grades 5-6 at 10:30am

When:

Meets Saturdays

10 weeks starting the first week in January - beginning of March

 Cost: usually $50 

Location:

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Gym

Contact: Vlad Pierre

Phone: 617-349-6279

Contact: Lance Dottin

Email: ldottin@cpsd.us.

   How to sign up:

Will be announced on the War Memorial Recreation website or Facebook page in winter. Or call 617-349-6279

Stem|Steam

The HIVE

Program Type: New state-of-the-art makerspace located at the Main Library - a hub for STEAM learning, creativity, and community collaboration in Cambridge. Its mission is to provide free, hands-on learning opportunities to the Cambridge community, resources for personal projects, and to serve as a hub for skill sharing and creative collaboration.

Who:

Anyone with a Minuteman Library Card (Cambridge Library card)

Ages 12 and up: can use independently

Ages 12 and under: supervised use with an adult

When:

OPEN to the public

Tues 10am-5pm

Wed 1pm-9pm

Thurs 1pm-5pm

Fri pm-5pm

Sat 11am-3pm

Closed Sun & Mon

 Location:

Cambridge Public Library

Main Branch

449 Broadway St

Cambridge MA

The HIVE is located on the bottom level of the library

Cost:

No cost

Makers can reserve equipment in the fab lab and multimedia studio

Programs

  • Fabrication lab (3D printers, laser cutter)
  • Multimedia recording studio
  • Podcasting studio
  • Extended reality lab (XRLab)

For more info:

See https://www.cambridgema.gov/ Departments/cambridgepubliclibrary/ steaminitiative/Hive 

Contact:

Phone: 857-235-9819

Email: thehive@cambridgema.gov

How to sign up:

Check out this page for steps to get started: those 12-17yr old need a user agreement signed by an adult and a safety training to start

Innovators for Purpose (iFp)

Program Description: iFp is a Cambridge based youth empowerment organization that is reimagining the learning experience to build an inclusive, future ready workforce. They inspire high potential diverse young people, especially those from under-represented groups, to develop skills and mindsets to be creative innovators.

Who:

Young people 12-18

12-14yr olds can try out iFp Labs: Robots that Make a Difference in the winter/spring

When:

iFP Studios: Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm, starting 10/4 until 12/13

iFp Labs - Robots: January-March, 10 weeks, one day per week (day TBA), 4:00-6:30pm

 Location:

ifP programs take place at the Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch

Cost:

No cost.

iFP Studios during the summer is a Mayor’s Program jobsite and students are paid for their work.

Programs

  • iFP Studios (ages 14-18): blending art, design, science, tech and storytelling within a social justice framework, teens uncover fresh youth inspired solution
  • iFP Labs: Robots that Make a Difference  (ages 12-14) an open entry point into the world of iFP for folks who have not developed an inclination for science or math

Requirements:

Young people do not need any experience or inclination towards science or math - just curiosity, desire to create solutions and learn new things

Contact: Michael Dawson

Email: michaeld@innovatorsforpurpose.org 

Website: https://innovatorsforpurpose.org/

How to sign up:

Check the website

MIT CodeIT

Program Type: Weekly sessions run by MIT students on learning how to code. This program is designed for anyone who identifies as a girl or non-binary who has not had prior experience with computer science.

Who:

6-8th grade girls and non-binary students

Program is designed for those who have limited or NO experience coding

When:

3-4:30pm on Sundays

7:30-8:30pm on Wednesdays

Starts 10/6 and goes until 11/17

 Location:

Virtual 

Cost:

No cost

Contact: Mercy Oladipo, MIT CodeIT Student Coordinator

Email: codeit-exec@mit.edu

Website:

www.Codeit.mit.edu

How to sign up:

Fill out the Fall 2021 Student Application, due by 9/26!

http://tiny.cc/f21codeitapp

Kids 4 Coding

Program Type: Children have fun learning to code using a blended learning approach. We integrate screen-time activities with circuits, robots, autonomous cars, and augmented reality. Kids discover their potential with a comprehensive hands-on experience

Who: Ages 7-12yrs

When: Saturday mornings

 Location: Virtual 

Cost: $159-$189

Special Rate

Early Fall Rate $129

Use code Save30

Programs

  • Scratch Programming-10am-11am
  • Minecraft Under the Sea
  • Python Level 1

Requirements: Windows or Mac PC with Webcam + Minecraft Java Edition

No Ipods or Tablets

Contact:

Phone: 800-484-2664

Email: info@kids4coding.com

How to sign up:

https://www.kids4coding.com/ fallcourses2021

Parts and Crafts

Program Type: This Somerville family makerspace and community workshop offers in-person programming Afterschool for art, music and making options.

Who: Ages 7-14

When:

Weekdays from 3pm-5:30pm

Location:

577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Cost: $308/1 day per week

Sliding scale: Yes

Programs:

  • Fantastical creature drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Cardboard making
  • Stop motion animation & more

Transportation:

For Somerville residents only

Contact:

Phone: 617-207-8016

Email:contact@partsandcrafts.org

How to sign up:

https://www.partsandcrafts.info/ registration 

Science Club for Girls

Program Type: This fall, 250 girls in grades K-12 will focus on the physical characteristics of our home—Earth. Students will learn about what comprises the Earth, essential processes, how things survive and grow, and most importantly, our impact on the earth and how we can protect our Earth.

Who:

Young people in grades K-12 who identify as female or non-binary.

SCFC also runs an in person K-5 Club at King Open: only young people from King Open are able to participate

Cost: No Cost

         Location:

K-12 Science Clubs will be held via Zoom. Participants can choose from one of the four days of the week.  

SCFG also runs an in-person K-5 Club at King Open

Requirements:

Participants will need access to a computer (or device) with internet access for the duration of the meeting time each week. All other materials are provided free of charge and distributed at a convenient location prior to the first week of clubs.  

When:

Participants can choose one of four weekly meeting times, beginning week of October 4th (Saturday clubs begin on October 16th)

Monday 4:00-5:00

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Thursdays 4:00-5:00

Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am

Contact:

Phone: 617.391.0361

Email: cullman@scienceclubforgirls.org

How to sign up:

https://www.scienceclubforgirls.org/contact

Application: https://www.tfaforms.com/4929350

Elementary School Resources

Looking for After School options for a JK-5th grader? Check out the options for Cambridge youth here:

https://bit.ly/ESONAfterschoolGuide2021

Find all These Resources and More at FindItCambridge.org

Last updated: Aug 30th, 2021

Check live web version for updates: https://bit.ly/MSNAfterschoolGuide2021 

Compiled by the Middle School Network, for more info email annie@agendaforchildrenost.org