Trinity Boston Foundation’s mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for the youth of Boston. In partnership, we build communities that affirm, inspire and empower youth and families; offer holistic support for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being; and strengthen community health and cohesion across Boston.
Our programs create and support life-giving relationships and strong, safe and healthy communities in which youth can thrive. None of our programs stands alone – all are embedded in schools, faith communities, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Our goal is to build dense networks of relationships and support for youth and families because we believe that only strong and interconnected communities can change the odds for the young people of our city.
• TEEP (Trinity Education for Excellence Program) is a six-year leadership development, character formation and college access program engaging 140 youth and their families.
Sites: Trinity Church, Roxbury Presbyterian Church
• Sole Train: Boston Runs Together is a non- competitive running and mentoring program that builds a safe and inclusive community to support youth and mentors as they train for and complete a half-marathon. In 2012, 157 youth and 78 mentors have run with Sole Train.
Sites: Trinity Church, Fenway High School, McKinley Middle School, Mother Caroline Academy, The Curley School, Judge Connelly Building (DYS)
• Trinity Boston Counseling Center offers spiritually informed and trauma-sensitive counseling and mentoring services primarily to youth, their families, and staff of youth-serving organizations. The Counseling Center will deliver more than 1,400 hours of clinical care in 2012.
Sites: Trinity Church, Department of Youth Services (DYS), City Year, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs
• Bostonians for Youth seeks to eliminate youth violence and unlock opportunity for youth by generating resources for and increasing collaboration among youth-serving neighborhood-based non-profit organizations. Bostonians for Youth has raised over $1.2M for the programs of Trinity Boston Foundation and our partners: Boston Ten Point Coalition, Diamond Educators Mentoring, Friends of Y.O.U., FUEL, InnerCity Weightlifting, Justice Resource Institute, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center, and Urban Improv.