Teen Cafés came into existence in 2007, to reduce the sharp increase in youth violence gripping Boston.
Funding from our supporters like the District Attorney's office of Boston, the Boston Police Department, and the Department of Conservation has allowed us to operate the Teen Café program. The program has spanned into Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan for more than 10 years. The program provides youth the opportunity for empowerment and enrichment. Some of the youth, get to work at sites, providing them with compensation and an opportunity to grow leadership skills.
We have provided 10,000 young people to develop peaceful strategies to prevent youth violence through our Teen Cafes and employed more than 350 youth. This program is not done without all of our partnering organizations.
Summer Youth Programming for ages 12-17 years old.
Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle
47 Edgewater Dr, Mattapan, MA 02126
Fridays, July 9 - August 13, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Come enjoy teen sports, earn financial literacy, writing skills, and dialogue focused on youth violence prevention.
72 Victory Rd, Dorchester, MA 02122
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 13 - August 19, 2021
Come and learn the sport of basketball. Do drills, shoot hoops, and get moving.
Faith Christian Church
301 Harvard St, Dorchester, MA 02124
Fridays, July 16 - August 20, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come enjoy enrichment skills and fun! Enjoy painting, games, and conversation centered on violence prevention, community care, and creating peace.