Summer Meals 2017

Six weeks of food and fun for ages 4-13!

What is Mazemakers?

Mazemakers is a small, dynamic learning community of young people ages 9-13.

In contrast to traditional summer programs, at Mazemakers we emphasize choice, challenges, and community building. Participants choose their own courses and projects, challenging themselves and each other in cooperative problem solving and trust activities. Together, we build a flourishing community of respect, intellectual vitality, and imagination.

What is Summer Meals?

Through our Summer Meals program, Fourth is able to offer breakfast and lunch to children ages 4-8. Between breakfast and lunch, we provide programming in art, music, outdoor games, and “Imagination Station.”

Civil Rights Non-Discrimination Statement

*Fourth’s Summer Meals Program is made possible by the Massachusetts Department of Education and Project Bread. It prohibits discrimination because or race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, or handicap. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and /or employment activities.)  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Soul Possibilities

Come alive with our after school music, art, theater, dance, and science classes!

What is Soul Possibilities?

Soul Possibilities is a series of programs in music, theater, and the arts for children and adults of South Boston and surrounding areas.  Our goal is to provide arts education and experiences for anyone who desires them, regardless of financial concerns.

There are three “sessions” of Soul Possibilities programs per year, one in the fall, winter, and spring. Each session concludes with a final theater production and musical recitals given by the music students.

Where do classes meet?

4th Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street)
5 Vinton Street (the red house next door to Fourth)
Mary Ellen McCormack Task Force Center
The Tierney Center (125 Mercer Street)

Private Music Lessons

We offer private half-hour lessons for piano (ages 5+), voice (ages 12+), and guitar (ages 7+).  Beginner and advanced students are both welcome!

One session costs $240 and includes 10 half-hour lessons. Payment should be made up front and financial aid is available upon request.

Piano lessons are available with Ms. Irena Caku and Mr. Aiden Scrimgeour.

Voice lessons are available with Mr. Kevin Black. Longer lesson times are available upon request.

Guitar lessons are available with Mr. Andy Ward.

Homework Help and ESL

What is Homework Help?

Homework help is an opportunity for children and teens to get free tutoring from the scholars of Fourth Church. Our tutors are students from MIT, Harvard, U. Mass, B.U., B.C., and beyond!

How can I get involved?

Join us on Mondays and Wednesday for dinner at 5:30pm, and then an hour of studying, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

2017 Spring BrochureSpring 2017 RegistrationSoul Possibilities Staff Time Sheet

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Youth Organizers

What are youth organizers?

The Youth Organizers of Fourth Presbyterian Church are a committed group of teens who work to build a better community.

What kinds of things do youth organizers do?

We have done non-partisan voter turn-out work in the precincts surrounding the church, gathered signatures for the Raise Up Massachusetts Campaign, worked with the Youth Jobs Coalition to win funding for youth jobs in the summer, and worked with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization in their campaigns to build a stronger Boston.

How do I get involved?

Contact Katie Cole!

Teen Crib & Friday Night Live

What is Teen Crib?

Taking place every Thursday at the Mary Ellen McCormack Computer Lab (11 Sterling Square), Teen Crib is an opportunity for teens to just hang out, play games, and chill. Doors open at 5:30pm and during the school year we go until 8pm.

What is Friday Night Live?

Friday Night Live is Fourth’s teen youth group experience. 

On Friday nights, youth ages 12+ gather for good food, fun games, and time for God  In mid-winter, we travel to Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH, for a weekend retreat in the snow!

Within our larger youth group, we are also divided into small groups of young men (with male mentors) and young women (with female mentors). In our small groups, we go deeper in our stories and faith development, and we also go out for fun!

How do I get involved?

Teens can simply just show up at either of these activities – they will be warmly welcomed!