CONTACT

Roxanne Longoria

Network Coordinator

roxanne@bysn.org

2 Oliver St.

Boston, MA 02109

BYSN MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to collaboratively improve the quality and diversity of services for youth at risk that allows them to develop the academic, work-readiness, life skills and support structure necessary to become self-sufficient adults. 

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INITIATIVES

BYSN Update: Stay Tuned for More Information About the UNITY Toolkit!"

The Eugene Johnson Project

On May 17th, 2014 in collaboration with Community Call and ABCD, the BYSN Youth Committee hosted The Eugene Johnson Project: A Reality Check on Youth Homelessness in Boston...

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

According to "Not Measuring Up: The State of School Discipline in Massachusetts" a report by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, 208,605 days in the classroom were missed in FY13 due to disciplinary removal....

Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) Youth Voice Project

It’s essential to involve young people in planning programs and pathways that will serve them. The Youth Voice Project is composed of youth leaders who reach out to opportunity youth and advise the OYC....

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative at The White House
 

 

In February 2016, the White House held a report released in celebration of the two year anniversary of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative....

HSReD / High School ReDesign Community Forum

 

The Network is actively involved in the Boston High School Redesign process (HSReD) with the City of Boston Education Cabinet. In May 2015, BYSN hosted a HSReD Community Forum that engaged over 75 Network youth and 20 staff from all 15 Network organizations.

Policy Advocacy Accomplishments​

The Boston Youth Service Network (BYSN) has continued to develop and expand the advocacy capacity of the Network. Through combined efforts, Network members and the BYSN Youth Council ...

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Passport To Peace Educational Initiative

Passport to Peace was an educational and engaging youth violence prevention initiative that took a proactive approach to youth violence prevention. This was accomplished by engaging Boston's youth in an innovative and relevant initiative during the summer of 2016.

B-SET Career Network

In 2015, the Boston Youth Service Network partnered with the Boston Special Education Task Force (B-SET) to take a deeper look at how the Network serves youth with disabilities. Focus groups and surveys were hosted during and outside of Network meeting time with program staff and youth representatives.... 

Pathways to Health & Healing Conference: Sparking Passion and Opportunity for Youth Development Professionals

The 2016 Pathways to Health and Healing Conference was co-sponsored by the Boston Youth Service Network and the Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative (YVPFC)...

Employment Opportunity Initiative: Focus on Youth Experiencing Homelessness & Youth with CORI’s

In December 2015, in collaboration with Community Call, the Network hosted an Employment Initiative planned by young adults over the course of two months. Youth employed at Freedom House during the summer gave their feedback regarding current job fair models....

Creating Solutions Together: A 2015 Action Plan for Youth Experiencing Homelessness / Liberty Mutual Foundation Partnership

In late October 2014, BYSN and The Liberty Mutual Foundation formed a partnership to host Creating Solutions Together: A 2015 Action Plan for Youth Experiencing Homelessness while releasing a $300K RFP focusing on youth experiencing homelessness in Boston....

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