Our partners are so important and we can accomplish a lot together.

Partners 2017-2018

Boston Teachers Union School YMCA, Jamaica Plain
Channing Elementary YMCA, Hyde Park
Chinatown YMCA, Chinatown
Franklin Hill Boys and Girls Club, Mattapan
GRASP, Inc. at the Holmes School, Dorchester
Haley Pilot Elementary YMCA, Roslindale
Hernandez School, Roxbury
John F. Kennedy YMCA, Jamaica Plain
Mattapan Early Elementary YMCA, Mattapan
Mendell Elementary YMCA, Roxbury
Menino YMCA, Hyde Park
Orchard Gardens Boys and Girls Club, Roxbury
Roxbury YMCA
Shaw Elementary YMCA, Dorchester
South Boston Boys and Girls Club, South Boston
Sumner Elementary Boys and Girls Club, West Roxbury
VietAID, Dorchester
William Channing Elementary YMCA, Hyde Park
Winthrop Elementary YMCA, Dorchester
Yawkey Boys and Girls Club, Roxbury


Interested in becoming a Community Partner? Read this.

Who are LEAH Mentors?   LEAH Mentors are BPS High School students who complete 30-hours of training on professionalism, teaching, lesson planning, reading aloud, classroom management, a fun evidence-based science curriculum called Quirkles© (www.quirkles.com), positive role modeling, leadership and more.

What can LEAH mentors do at my site?   LEAH Mentors are placed on site 4 hours a week (2 hours/day, 2 days/week) during the school year (20 hours/week during the summer) to teach fun, hands-on science lessons and activities to promote literacy. We ask that they teach at least one science lesson a week, but other than that they are free to help with other tasks, as needed.

I’m Interested!  When can LEAH Mentors start?   LEAH Mentors can start at your site at 3 points during the year: The first week in January, the start of summer programming (usually the first week of July), or the first week of October. For the January and October start dates, Mentors continue at your site until the end of the school year. For the summer program, Mentors are on site for typically 6 weeks (July – MidAugust). In your application you must specify what your preferred start date is.


What do I have to do to be a site supervisor?

  • Attend the following events:
    • Fall Site Supervisor Orientation
    • Mentor Meet and Greet
    • Spring Site Supervisors Luncheon
    • End of Year Celebration
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding before Mentors begin at your site.
  • Provide on-site support and feedback to Mentors through 15 minute weekly check-ins and review of time logs with Mentors.
  • Submit Mentor time logs on Fridays each week.
  • Complete a site supervisor survey at the end of the program.
  • Set aside a designated time for the Mentors to teach Quirkles (at least 30 minutes/day once a week).
  • CORIs/SORIs, if needed by your program, will be provided by and submitted through the sites. LEAH Staff can collect all information.
  • Where possible, make a monetary contribution towards the cost of training and employing Mentors. LEAH is asking for $800 from each site to contribute towards the cost of training and employing each pair of Mentors placed at afterschool sites as well as Quirkles supplies.


How do I apply to be a LEAH Host Site? If this sounds like a good match for you please fill out the contact form below and a LEAH Staff member will contact you about setting up an initial phone call or meeting.  

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