Overview of Programs

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP) began in 1995, with SLP 2017 marking our 23rd summer. The program provides teenagers with an exciting, powerful, diverse, and fun summer of community building, self rediscovery, leadership skills, action projects, internships at local nonprofits, and challenging seminars to transform themselves into powerful voices for change.

Pathways of Change offers three career pathways for youth to develop as educators, organizers and advocates, and organizational leaders.

The Social Justice Education Institute (SJEI) is a program for educators, civic leaders, youth workers, administrators, and others who want to strengthen the power of youth and explore ways to get young people to challenge themselves to take ownership of their education.

Youth Outreach Weekends (YOW) are social justice and community action retreats for young people to explore race, gender, class and sexual orientation in our communities.

The Prison Empowerment Project (PEP) sponsors dialogue about the prison system and mass incarceration among diverse groups of youth and adults inside and outside the walls of Massachusetts prisons.