In partnership with the DREAM Mentoring Program, we pair young people from Madison Park Village, Orchard Gardens, and Ruggles Shawmut apartments with college-student-mentors. The college students inspire their younger partners and demonstrate the success that is possible with hard work and focus in school. These positive relationships empower children to lead healthy and productive lives. Currently, 28 MPDC residents are paired with a Northeastern mentor with whom they build lasting relationships with.
To Learn More contact Melissa.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
After-School Youth Employment Program (AYEP)
AYEP serves youth in high school ages 14-19 with a focus on increasing school attachment and pairs them with engaging workshops and training.
Opportunity Youth Employment Program (OYEP)
OYEP serves youth attending alternative BPS schools, out-of-work youth ages 16-19 with a focus on increasing school attachment paired with professional and personal development.
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
SYEP serves youth who are primarily Boston residents ages 14-19 for 7 weeks during the summer and places them into meaningful, paid internship positions across Boston.
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (OEP)
Explore local career opportunities with trade schools and various career fields.
HiSET Preparation Classes
Weekly classes offered in the five major subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, reading and writing) to assist in preparation for the HiSET Exam.
Job Readiness & Workforce Development Workshops
We offer workshops that will ensure new and returning workplace entrants are prepared to enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed in the workplace.
Case Management / Mental Health Services
Clinical social worker on staff to address mental health & socio-economic needs.
Post-Secondary Educational Exploration
Exposure to opportunities to further your education beyond high school or HiSet/GED completion, such as colleges, vocational/tech/trade schools and certifications.
Community Engagement Opportunities
Give back to your community and gain valuable experience by participating in volunteer opportunities at local shelters, food pantries, community events, and forums.
To Learn More contact Lyndon Vincent / 617.849.6236
Several college-bound applicants from Roxbury are selected annually to receive scholarships. The awards range from $250 to $5,000 toward each recipient’s college tuition and expenses. MPDC’s college scholarship program was established by a bequest from the estate of Ralph Smith, our co-founder and first Executive Director, and a gift made in honor of Danette Jones, our second Executive Director. These scholarships make a meaningful difference in the lives of our young residents.
To Learn More contact Yhinny Matos / 617.849.6236