100&Change: 2021

Summer For All: A Third Semester of Work and Learning

Boston After School & Beyond

Boston Beyond and PIC will demonstrate how to address educational inequities through expanded summer learning and employment in cities with high concentrations of low-income students.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Current Work Location(s):
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • Massachusetts, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • At-risk youth
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 4. Quality education

Executive Summary

Summer is the most unequal time in America. Through no fault of their own, low-income children fare worse than wealthier peers in education, employment, health, and safety. Upending the notion that school alone is the great equalizer for poor kids, summer inequities compound over time and reveal themselves in achievement gaps and closing windows of opportunity after high school. Consequently, being low-income leads to a disadvantage in skills, social capital, and opportunity. America needs a new social contract. Boston Beyond and the Boston PIC are well-positioned to demonstrate how major cities can accomplish the previously unimaginable: ensuring that young people, regardless of income or zip code, have transformational summer learning and employment that will help them escape poverty’s long shadow. This would transform opportunity for a generation of learners and create a new paradigm for cities across the country, for generations beyond.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Boston After School & Beyond

website: https://bostonbeyond.org/
Organization Headquarters
Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
< $10 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 50

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