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Cambridge Youth Programs

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Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP) offers year-round, high-quality programming for pre-teens, middle schoolers, and teens at five Youth Centers across Cambridge. CYP's purpose is to provide Cambridge youth and teens with a just, joyful and caring community where they forge healthy relationships, discover who they are, and develop new skills.

CYP’s diverse, multi-talented staff provides direct service, enrichment opportunities, and mentorship to young people. Programming is offered Monday-Friday during afterschool hours, school vacation weeks, and summer programs at our state-of-the art Youth Centers, which include classroom space, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, kitchens and easy access to park. Programs focus on leadership development, connection with peers and adults, and civic engagement. Learn more about CYP.

CYP Pre-teen / Middle School Afterschool Programs

CYP offeres afterschool programs to Cambridge youth in 4th - 8th grade at Frisoli, Gately, Moore, and Russell Youth Centers. Programs focus on creating community, connecting with peers and staff, building leadership skills, and exploring fun activities. Youth can participate 2, 3 or 5 times a week. Program cost is affordable (based on family income) and free for 6-8th graders. Programs run September - June. 

Families apply to CYP Afterschool Programs through the DHSP Afterschool Programs Lottery. The application opens each spring for the coming school year. For more information, visit www.cambridgema.gov/AfterschoolLottery

Youth Center Locations 

Frisoli Youth Center (61 Willow St.)

Gately Youth Center (7R Rindge Ave.)

Moore Youth Center (12 Gilmore St.)

Moses Youth Center  (243 Harvard St.) 

Russell Youth Center (680 Huron Ave.) 

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