Boys and Girls Club of DorchesterFor more information, visit: bgcdorchester.org
Project B.I.N.D. is an initiative at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester specifically designed to encourage the educational and social enrichment and advancement of children with special needs throughout Dorchester and the surrounding neighborhoods. Because of this, Project B.I.N.D. was chosen to mange the Martin Richard Challenger Sports Program.
Edward M. Kennedy InstituteFor more information, visit: emkinstitute.org
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute's educational programming is designed to foster young people’s ability to better understand and access our democracy, especially focused on a citizen’s ability to influence the legislative process at both the grass roots and policy level.
Young people with access to the Institute’s offerings will be better prepared to take leadership roles in society and their communities. They will gain an understanding of an often opaque and distant institution, a better knowledge of how Congress affects their daily lives, and how, in turn, they can find their voice and influence the public square.
The Martin Richard Bus Scholarship Fund supports transportation costs to the Institute for youth and school groups from underserved areas of Boston and surrounding communities. Our goal is that these students will feel not only welcomed by the Institute but will also gain a sense of ownership of this new institution in their city.
The complex problems facing the world today require people to not only participate, but to work collaboratively and actively with others to meet these challenges. The EMK Institute for the United States Senate is destined to become one of the leading organizations working to turn the tide on civic education. Ultimately, by using the Senate as a model of individuals coming together to resolve challenges through cooperation and negotiation, the Institute hopes to foster a spirit of collaborative problem solving that reverberates into the wider world.
Louis D. Brown Peace InstituteFor more information, visit:
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute serves as a center of healing, teaching and learning for families and communities dealing with murder, trauma, grief and loss.
Committed to restorative justice theories, the Peace Institute provides programs, services & trainings that are thorough and relevant with a multi-cultural lens. To achieve this mission, the Institute provides:
- Programs to instill peace in school and community settings
- Support to survivors of homicide victims and the families of perpetrators
- Training of providers, professionals and faith leaders working with youth and families impacted by violence.
- The Belief: Peace is Possible.
The Principles: Love | Unity | Faith | Hope | Courage | Justice | | Forgiveness.
The Approach: Acknowledge, Listen, Collaborate, and Mobilize.
The Philosophy: Reach people where they are on their journey in order to assist them and their family to become more involved in the change process.
Project 351For more information, visit: project351.com
Project 351 celebrates the power of young people as a force for positive change in their communities and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Through service, leadership development, enrichment, and friendship with a statewide community of peers, Ambassadors build skills and confidence, explore issues, embrace leadership, and motivate a lifetime of service.
Project 351 is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization fueled by the passion of their 8th grade Ambassadors, families, Alumni, educators, partners, and a coalition of high-impact service and non-profit organizations.
Project DEEPFor more information, visit: projectdeep.org
Project D.E.E.P. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational program, which operates through collaborations with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and charitable institutions like The Martin Richard Foundation. The mission of the program is to foster the educational, athletic and social growth and development of middle school children of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Dorchester community.
Savin Hill Little LeagueFor more information, visit: savinhilllittleleague.org
SHLL is officially chartered with Little League International, and offers baseball to boys and girls of all skill levels aged 4 to 15 who live in or attend school in Dorchester. Games and practices take place at McConnell Park on Playstead Road in Dorchester.
Many of the coaches played SHLL when they were younger, and are experienced coaches. The vast majority of coaches are aged 20 – 35 and do not have kids of their own in the league, which makes for an environment that is “politics-free”. All coaches complete a CORI background check each year.
Savin Hill Little League works with the BGCD and Project B.I.N.D. to coordinate and manage the baseball program of Martin Richard Challenger Sports. Most of the Challenger “Buddies” are SHLL players.
SHLL is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)For more information, visit: yeskids.org
YES’s mission is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. YES kids gain new experiences, gain confidence and build leadership skills and are better equipped for success in school, work and life.
YES is a 501©3 private non-profit organization.