PBHA's Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Teen

Purpose Statement

BRYE Teen is a program for 13-17 year-old multi-ethnic immigrant youth in Dorchester. Teen has a different focus?not just academics or mentoring, but also youth development and empowerment/diversity training. We meet every Saturday from 4-6 in Dorchester, and spend the first hour of program doing homework help and test prep and the second hour doing enrichment activities. Last year, we explored the theme of art and community and explored other modes of expression through music and art. We read people''s immigration stories, watched a youth-created documentary, and watched spoken word poetry. Each semester, we also work on a project. We finished a photography project where the teens take pictures of their community and what is important to them, and add text to tell a story. Our volunteers build long-lasting relationships with the teens, and also gain facilitation skills, as we take turns leading the discussion groups and activities. Your talents, ideas and creativity are an important part of the program!

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