City of Boston

  • Boston, MA, USA
City of Boston Boston, MA, USA
21 Nov, 2020
Full time
Overview : SWB Boston serves over 300 newcomer youth ages 7-19 annually in East Boston. Our holistic, evidence-based model combines soccer with academic and language support, civic engagement, and cultural exchange activities, while proactively reducing barriers to entry that typically leave newcomers excluded. The balance and dosage of these activities creates a powerfully influential environment that is focused on the development of the whole person over many years. Our participants hail from 23 different countries and speak 8 different languages. Our free, team-based program offers 8-12 hours per week of on and off field activities for 35-40 weeks per year to middle and high school-aged participants. This creates a feeling that goes beyond team: SWB becomes family. A typical week could see our middle and high school participants attending academic mentoring sessions, skill-building workshops (ex: college visits, goal-setting, decision-making), and 2-3 soccer games and...