Boston Police Activities League ~ Engaging Cops & Kids to Build a Better Boston

Boston Youth Rise Up

Last week Commissioner Gross and BCE leadership celebrated the achievements of our summer youth participants.  G.R.O.W. (Girls Reflecting Our World), ACT-UP with 5-0 and We

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We Belong Leadership Academy Empowers Youth Resilience

The ability to handle stress is an important skill for all of us to cultivate this year, particularly our youth.   This summer, the We Belong Leadership Academy, in partnership with the Child Resiliency Program at MGH and professionals from the Benson Henry Institute, are holding twice weekly stress management groups for over 80 middle and high school aged inner-city youth.

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Summer Leadership Academy

Officer Lopes opened the We Belong Summer Leadership Academy live programming this month in the Seaport.  Despite the heat participants welcomed the chance to close the laptop.

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Act-Up Youth Find their Path

ACT-UP with 5-0 get creative and are inspired by personal stories of resiliency and perseverance with GoFive and Wiso.  A rich and colorful path is laid out before them.

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Girl Power in the Park

G.R.O.W. (Girls Reflecting Our World) provides time to decompress, breath, and find balance.  Zumba, yoga, poetry, dialogue and synergy with our seniors are empowering our girls and inspiring future leaders!  Workshops on racial and gender inequality promote self-advocacy and influencing policy change.

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Help Fulfill the Dream

For many inner-city youth in Boston, the Dream is still as intangible today as it was when MLK walked for social justice. There is more work to do to empower our youth and improve our communities.

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The Community Response Fund supports hundreds of local families

Thank you for supporting, and spreading the word. A very special thanks to the Dwyer Foundation, Corey C. Griffin Foundation and Mark Wahlberg Foundation for their support – we are all in this together!
Much appreciation to Commissioner Gross, Superintendent Baston & the Bureau of Community Engagement for the incredible effort put forth to provide these gift cards to families, youth and seniors in our community.

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