Councilor Connolly honors five Innovative School Partner OrganizationsThursday Apr 26, 2012 Submitted By Councilor John Connolly’s office
South End organizations recognized
On Wednesday, April 25, Boston City Councilor At-Large John Connolly and the Councilís Education Committee honored five Boston Public School Partner Organizations at the start of the City Councilís weekly meeting.
These organizations are notable for their innovative programs to bring environmental and music education, playtime and outdoor learning and tutoring programs to Boston Public Schools.
The organizations to be honored are:
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center provides outdoor adventure and experiential learning programs for young people designed to inspire leadership and teamwork in the youth they serve.
Boston Youth Environmental Network (BYEN) engages kids in outdoor learning, academic achievement and career exploration providing hands-on environmental education and employment opportunities for children and youth.
Community Music Center of Boston believes that music isñand should beña formative part of every childís education. They serve more than 4,000 students in nearly 25 preschools, elementary and middle schools each week.
MATCH Corps Tutors is a residential fellowship program that pairs Corps members with middle and high school students to help students achieve success in college and fluency in math, English, science, and history.
Playworks improves the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play in low-income schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. A national non-profit, Playworks provides services at 30 Boston Public Schools throughout the city.
The Boston City Council meets Wednesdays at noon in Boston City Hall.