Paths to College & Careers Programs

The Paths to College and Careers Program (PCCP) promotes the long-term success of youth through college and career preparation. PCCP is based on the belief that exposing youth to higher education and career opportunities starting in the ninth grade motivates them to stay in school and succeed.

In our Mentoring Programs, youth participate in various college and career-oriented activities with mentors who act as role models and teachers for our youth. The programs provide career exploration activities and college campus visits, and covers resume development and interviewing skills. In their senior year, mentors support youth through the college application process. HSTF mentoring programs meet either one evening per week or on Saturdays. For more information on HSTF Mentoring Programs contact Rachel Kirk at (617) 524-8303 or Rachel@HydeSquare.org.

Our Tutoring Program links Hyde Square Task Force youth with adult volunteers to assist them with academic coursework to ensure school success. Each adult volunteer works with high school students, assisting the students in completing their homework, preparing for exams, researching project, and completing additional coursework as needed. The HSTF tutoring program meets weeknights during the school year. For more information, contact Barbara at (617) 524-8303 x327 or Barbara@HydeSquare.org.

Success Boston is part of a college-completion initiative aimed at dramatically increasing the number of Boston Public School students completing college. Area nonprofit partners such as Hyde Square Task Force are helping Boston’s high school students make the transition to two-year and four-year colleges by providing summer preparation for college, ongoing financial aid advising, and year-long transition coaching and mentoring into students’ freshman and sophomore years.

Development, Communications & Administration

The administration of the Hyde Square Task Force is instrumental in providing all support and resources necessary for our programs and our community-development activities. Raising funds through applying for grants and/or creating fun and creating interesting opportunities to connect people to our community and the work we do requires lots of time and expertise. Communicating effectively through the Internet, written materials, and through social media also takes time and expertise. Volunteers are needed to help perform administrative tasks, assist with newsletters and mailings, and to help at various events. Hours are flexible. For more information, contact Emma at (617) 524-8303 x336 or Emma@HydeSquare.org.

YCDC Fundraising Committee

We are deep into our campaign to renovate the Youth Community Development Center where our programs take place. We’ve already raised 83% towards our $2.5M goal, and plan to start construction in June!

We’re convening a group of friends and supporters to brainstorm ideas for a public event, and help us raise the funds to complete the renovations. Get involved!

If you’re interested in volunteering with Hyde Square Task Force, apply here!