Hello! This summer I will be a senior counselor at a wonderful program called the Roxbury Youth Initiative (RYI)! RYI is one of the summer camps under the Philips Brooks House Association's Summer Urban Program. My camp primarily serves low-income youth from Roxbury. We focus on exposing our campers to new and diverse experiences through exciting field trips and also preventing summer learning loss by dedicating five hours per week to literacy, math, science, history and other academic subjects.
Roxbury Youth Initiative (RYI) strives to create a safe, exciting, scholarly, and positive learning environment for Roxbury’s children by collaborating with community members, parents, children, and a network of social service organizations to offer a seven-week, community-based, academic summer camp. RYI promotes and encourages academic and personal excellence by instilling the importance of community activism, consciousness, and education in the youth of Roxbury.
RYI works closely with PBHA’s Roxbury Youth Initiative Term program to offer youth continuous academic, social, and personal support throughout the school year.