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SEL Circle: Social Awareness Session – October 29, 2018


On October 29, 2018, we gathered at District Hall to discuss the specific SEL skill of Social Awareness and where it fits into equity conversations. We acknowledged together, with 60 partners from over 30 organizations in our network, that Self Awareness must be explored before we can understand the social dynamics all around us. Finally, understanding racial equity is another crucial first step to take in order to create equitable spaces and systems for students in Boston.

2018 5th Quarter By the Numbers Debrief – October 18, 2018


On October 17, 2018 leaders from the City of Boston, Boston After School & Beyond, Boston Public Schools, and over 140 programs gathered at City Year to announce the historic rate of student attendance and to double down on strategies to expand offerings and improve efforts next summer. This year, during the 5th Quarter of Learning, Boston served more than 12,500 students in 145 programs – an all-time high.

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Summer 2017 Debrief and Celebration – November 27, 2017


On November 16, representatives from Boston's largest summer network to date gathered to celebrate and debrief the 5th Quarter summer learning initiative -- a nationally-recognized, research-based effort to re-envision traditional summer education for city youth. Boston Public Schools also announced the timeline for its new 5th Quarter Portfolio process for 2018. Materials from the event are provided below.

School Year 2017-2018 Kick-Off – September 26, 2017


On September 21, new and returning school year program partners gathered to kick off school year 2017-2018. Providers reflected on the network's impact data from the previous year and learned about Boston After School & Beyond's partner initiatives including the Teen Expanded Education Network (T.E.E.N.), BoSTEM, and the Partnership in Social Emotional Learning Initiative. Here are the materials from that event.

Communicating Data Workshop – March 20, 2017


On March 20, Boston After School & Beyond hosted a workshop to discuss how to translate data into compelling messages for different audiences. The event featured actionable tips for effective communication, coupled with interactive activities and opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Partnership Breakfast – March 17, 2017


On May 17, Boston After School & Beyond held a Partnership Breakfast to continue expanding our network. Boston After School & Beyond our approach to closing the opportunity gap and explained the variety of ways in which partner programs can get involved including innovative initiatives, program measurement, and professional development. Below are the materials provided at the meeting. For questions on how to get involved or learn more, please contact Kelsey Cowen at

Workshop on Maximizing Attendance in Summer – January 27, 2017


On January 27, summer program leaders met to explore best practices to increase student attendance. Three programs with historically high attendance rates, Achieve, Camp Harborview, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, shared their proven strategies and facilitated break-out groups for attendees to discuss methods for improving attendance at different grade levels.