Summer

Youth Jobs & Leadership Training

The Youth Leadership Program offers paid summer jobs and leadership workshops to youth ages 14 to 22 years old. We host two (2) groups who will be trained in a diverse number of life changing experiences. Our program employs youth for 15 to 20 hours per week during a six (6) -week period in July and August for a total of 120 hours of summer activities. To learn more about the Youth Jobs & Leadership training program, please click here
For more information, please contact:

Nathalie Lora, Office Manager

[email protected]

978-685-6274

www.actlawrence.org

Facebook: ACT Lawrence

Theater Summer Programs

Theater based summer programs that will explore acting, singing, improvisation and dance. Summer programs run July 10 - August 5. Rates are based on specific programs. To learn more about summer opportunities, please click here
For more information, please contact:

Linda Schoonmaker, President

[email protected]

978-794-0001

www.actingouttheater.com

Facebook: Acting Out! Theater Company

Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy

Beyond Soccer, in collaboration with Everyone’s A Player and the Lawrence High School Athletic Department offers a two (2)-week camp at the high school campus for rising 8th-12th grade students. Participants benefit from five (5) different sports (tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball and field hockey), plus speed and agility, nutrition education, leadership development, team-building components and a motivational speaker’s series. It costs $15/week. To learn more, please click here
For more information, please contact:

Stephanie McArdle

[email protected]

978-681-5055

www.beyondsoccerlawrence.org

Facebook:  Beyond Soccer, Inc.

Instagram: @beyondsoccerlawrence

Twitter: @BeyondSoccer

Creative. Community. Change. (C3)

Elevated Thought is an art and social justice based organization that serves, inspires and develops communities through youth empowerment curricula and city beautification projects. C3 encourages students to examine societal issues and explore new ideas through discussion and debate, poetry, and various visual art mediums - developing a stronger sense of self and creative solutions for social issues in the process. Runs mid-July through the start of September. To learn more about C3, please click here
For more information, please contact:

Marquis Victor, Executive Director/LYC Coordinator

[email protected]

978-420-7920

www.elevatedthought.org

Facebook: Elevated Thought

Instagram: @elevated_thought

Lawrence Youth Council

The Lawrence Youth Council (LYC) was created under the City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force (MHTF) with awareness-raising and activism as some of its core elements, carried out through the lens of social justice and health equity, in line with the MHTF. LYC members are charged with representing youth in the city of Lawrence, creating opportunities to give youth a voice, advocating for issues important to youth, and organizing and developing youth-related projects, programs, events and activities. Through a contract with the city, Elevated Thought has coordinated the LYC for the past three years.

 
For more information, please contact:

Marquis Victor, Executive Director/LYC Coordinator

[email protected]

978-420-7920

www.elevatedthought.org

Facebook: Elevated Thought

Instagram:@Elevated_Thought

Art Classes

EAC offers art instruction, gallery exhibitions, and community outreach events for children and adults. We provide art classes for all ages at a minimum cost with high quality instruction. Our philosophy is everyone deserves the benefit of an art experience.

 

For more information, please contact:

Maria Sanchez Kouassi, Education Director

[email protected]

978-685-2343

www.essexartcenter.org

Facebook: Essex Art Center

Instagram: @essexartcenter

Art Gallery Exhibitons

EAC offers art gallery exhibitions that are always free to the public.

 

For more information, please contact:

Maria Sanchez Kouassi, Education Director

[email protected]

978-685-2343

www.essexartcenter.org

Facebook: Essex Art Center

Instagram: @essexartcenter

 

Green Team

The Groundwork Lawrence Green Team is a year-round program that offers part-time, paid positions for 50 Lawrence high school aged students each year to help learn about and lead local environmental and healthy community initiatives, grow food, conduct research, raise awareness, challenge their peers to do community service, and participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence. To learn more about the Green Team, please click here
For more information, please contact:

Eddie Rosa, Community Engagement Manager

[email protected]

978-974-0770

www.groundworklawrence.org

Facebook: Groundwork Lawrence

Instagram: @groundworklawrence

Twitter: @GndwkLawrence

Teen Corner

Our Library offers a wide range of resources and programs for all ages. For youth, we have a dedicated "Teen Corner" staffed by a Teen Coordinator ready to engage with youth with after school programming, and a summer camp.
For more information, please contact:
Allan Zapata, Teen Coordinator
978-620-3604

Summer YouthWorks

The Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Lawrence on behalf of the fifteen communities that make up the region. To learn more, please click here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Cristy Gomez, Youth Workforce Program Manager

[email protected]

978-722-7086

www.mvwib.org

Facebook: Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board

Strong Teens

This 4 week program will teach you the fundamentals of exercise and the importance of quality nutrition while having fun. Perfect for teens looking to get fit in a non intimidating and inclusive atmosphere.
Strong Teens is a program for students who are not athletes. Our mission is to create a comfortable environment for those students who feel like they are intimidated to tryout for sport or participate in exercise. Our vision is to have the students ages 12-15 feel more comfortable so that by the end of the summer they feel ready to tryout for a sport and continue to exercise in the coming school year.
  • When: June 24-July 17 or July 22-August 14
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday
  • Time: 10-11AM
  • Cost: $120/member or $150/community member

 

For more information, please contact:
Peter Lambert, Health and Wellness Department Fellow
978-685-3541 ext. 434

Happy Healthy Teen Program

This class will bring you to the next level in the gym, opening doors to exercise without parental supervision. At teen spin and yoga combo you will be able to build healthy habits early to become an excellent role model for others. Member or non-member, bring a friend, see new faces, and have a great workout!
The vision of this class is to expose teenagers to the basic movements of yoga and to gain confidence with a spin bike. Introducing high endurance conditioning to increase heart rate and then yoga to increase mobility and flexibility of the body. This class includes 30 minutes spin and 45 minutes yoga.
  • When: June 18-August 15
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday    
  • Time: 11AM-12:15PM
  • Cost: Members - free, Community - $5 per class
 
For more information, please contact:
Peter Lambert, Health and Wellness Department Fellow
978-685-3541 ext. 434

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

MITES serves underrepresented and underserved high school juniors who are interested in the STEM field. In this six week program at MIT, students take classes, live on campus, learn from and engage with STEM professionals, and build friendships with other motivated and talented students from across the country. Students also gain access to MIT Admissions counselors who provide advice and guidance on the college application process. We build intentional community to help increase confidence among the students and help them know they are not alone as they pursue a career in STEM

 
For more information, please contact:

Adriana Espinal, MITES Program Coordinator

[email protected]

617-253-3298

http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites

Facebook: MITES - Office of Engineering and Outreach Programs

Instagram: @MITOEOP

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

MOSTEC serves underrepresented and underserved high school juniors who are interested in the STEM field. MOSTEC  is a six-month online program where students take two summer classes, engage in an online community, present projects at MIT, and learn from STEM professionals in the field. Students engage with the MIT Admissions counselors who can help answer questions about the college admissions process. Students also receive an undergraduate college mentor throughout the program who provides advice and support during, and even after, the six months. We build intentional community to help increase confidence among the students and help them know they are not alone as they pursue a career in STEM.

 

For more information, please contact:

Annie Grant, MOSTEC Program Coordinator

[email protected]

www.oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites/

Facebook: MITES - Office of Engineering and Outreach Programs

Instagram: @MITOEOP

Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Upward Bound welcomes 50 students from the Lawrence high school system to live at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham for six weeks of intensive study/college prep in the summer. A faculty comprised mainly of Nobles teachers empowers students seeking careers in math or science. The program is the product of a partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston. To learn more, click here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Edgar De Leon, Director

[email protected]

781-326-3700

Instagram: @noblesupwardbound