Boston Beyond works with leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to align and expand learning opportunities for youth in Boston. We seek to ensure that youth experience the entire day and the entire year as a series of coordinated education and enrichment opportunities, from kindergarten through high school graduation.
- Achieving, Connecting, Thriving (ACT) Framework: The Achieving, Connecting, Thriving: ACT Results Framework for Boston Youth was commissioned by the Boston Public Schools (DELTAS), Boston After School & Beyond, United Way, and the Mayor’s Office as a means of providing a common language for the skills and outcomes toward which the OST sector is working.
- BOSTONavigator and Data Integration: Boston's searchable database of opportunities for youth includes more than 1,700 programs that run after school, before school, on weekends, during the summer, and during school vacations. This database is emerging as a critical source of information for funders and policy makers.
- School-Community Partnerships: Boston Beyond supports school partnerships that are aligned with school goals, centered on students' needs and interests, and focused on results. Two major demonstration projects offer lessons for using partnerships to support student avhievement.
- Networks: Three networks -- the Boston Youth Sports Initiative, the Boston Youth Environmental Network, and the Teen Initiative -- help organizational partners play to their strengths in working with Boston's youth.
- Convenings: Boston Beyond convenes leaders from across sectors to examine issues related to student learning and development.
- Partnership Council: Appointed by Mayor Menino and organizaed by Boston Beyond, the Partnership Council brings together leaders from key sectors -- the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools, philanthropy, youth development, business, and higher education -- in order to address citywide issues along the education pipeline, from birth through college success.