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Boston's Best After-School Activities

Boston is home to hundreds of thousands of students looking to enrich their lives in a variety of exceptional ways. Be it sports, music, the arts or social justice issues, no one is left behind. Massachusetts has set the bar ever higher this coming year, offering an unprecedented amount of after school activities for families, regardless of location.


209 Green St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 288-9898

Be a part of a growing organization across Massachusetts this year by enrolling family members in MetroLacrosse. Registration for fall season has begun. Registration fees include all the gear needed, new equipment and team uniforms. Practices are to be held at the Chelsea High School field; contact Pat Cronin for all the information needed to make this year a fun, successful after-school experience your students will remember well into adulthood.

Tenacity Boston
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38 Everett St.
, MA 02134
(617) 562-0900

Tenacity combines tennis and fitness activities, as well as literacy, tutoring, and mentoring programs. Youth programs include elementary school levels, a middle school academy, college prep, as well as post secondary or programs for those who have already graduated from, or are about to graduate from, high school. Education is the key to success no matter which path is taken in the walk of life.

Community Music Center of Boston
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Community Music Center Of Boston
34 Warren Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-7494

Fine arts and extracurricular activities are an expression of creativity that can be easily nourished, honed and celebrated with the volunteers of the Community Music Center of Boston. Making music, from beginner to masterclass, has been proven to use both sides of the brain. Boston adores its musicians and artists, giving them a home permanently for the freedom to create and imagine the possibilities in vibrant colors and sounds. Music theory, music therapy, performance ensembles, beginning at home with early childhood and private instruction to after school programs and a host of satellite programs, the choices will make your heart sing. The Community Music Center of Boston has staff available not only after school but in the evenings, so don't let a work schedule hamper a blooming artist of any age.

Related: Ask A Boston Expert: After-School Activity Ideas

National Center on Time And Learning
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Mass 2020 
24 School St.
Boston, MA 02108

Expand your children's learning time with the classes and activities offered through Massachusetts 2020. Benjamin Franklin famously said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Extending the time needed for schooling certainly isn't one of great toil when the goal is knowledge that will only lead to success. Join with over 200 teachers and administrators to bring programs and learning experiences into a recovering school system. From Guilmette Middle School of Lawrence to Dever Elementary School, the expanded time learning initiative is being used to help further the education of New England families.

Related: The Best After School Activities For Kids In Boston

Freelance writer Corinne Costantino showcases the "Best of Boston" in New England. Her contributions can be found in an eclectic variety of online publications including AXS, Examiner, Hubpages and many more. One favored accomplishment are two short essays 'At this moment my pencil' and 'Five minutes that changed my life' examples of creative writing published in the Newburyport H.S English Textbook(1995).
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