A positive relationship with an adult can be a powerful factor in determining youth’s well-being. Research shows that youth who have healthy, stable connections with an adult are more resilient to stress and are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Staff at high-quality programs encourage individual youth, engage in friendly verbal exchanges, and listen actively and attentively to students.
Case Study: Hale Reservation (elementary school)
Hale’s summer program works with six schools in Boston, offering academics and an enrichment component to help develop social-emotional skills.
Case Study: PIC with Boston International (high school)
The Boston PIC program with Boston International High School is a summer remediation program that works with high school students by providing employment and academic opportunities.