PBHA's Mission Hill Summer Program

Purpose Statement

The Mission Hill Summer Program (MHSP) is a seven-week, affordable, academic camp which serves families from Roxbury's Mission Main and Alice Taylor Housing Developments, both predominantly African American and Latino communities. Founded at the request of community members, the camp seeks to provide a safe space for the 80 campers, ages 6 to 13, for the price of \$95 for the entire summer. Each morning is strictly academic, as campers learn literacy and math in order to prevent summer learning loss and prepare them for the next year in the classroom. In the afternoons, the campers go on field trips and perform their own service projects across the greater Boston area in order to provide them with deeper experiences within their greater community than they generally get in school. MHSP provides crucial services for families who struggle to find affordable, innovative childcare. Many have siblings in the program and return year after year, and MHSP has become a fixture in the community. MHSP also hires 12 teens from the community to work as Junior Counselors. Senior Counselors will live in Roxbury and will work closely with the families of their campers. MHSP is looking for committed counselors with an interest in poverty, social justice, social work, and education.

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