PBHA's Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program

Purpose Statement

The Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP) is a 7-week summer camp serving the North Cambridge, Central Square, and East Cambridge areas. Campers range in age from 7 to 12, are primarily African-American and Latino, and many come from low-income, single parent families. CYEP provides campers with a variety of educational and recreational summer activities that they would otherwise be unable to afford. Each morning a Junior and Senior Counselor lead a group of ten campers through lessons designed to be enjoyable while providing social and academic enrichment. Afternoons are spent exploring Boston, or just relaxing at the pool. Counselors design their own curriculum to strike a balance between structured learning and good old summer fun. CYEP is unique in that it is the largest PBH summer program, serving 140 children between its three sites. CYEP is also the only program that serves Cambridge, and it fills an important role, representing the college in the surrounding community. A Senior Counselor position with the Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program translates into a summer that is intense and challenging, but also extremely meaningful and enjoyable.

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