Summer 2023 Recap!

Summer 2022 was outstanding! We returned to pre-pandemic programming levels with 80-100 youth and staff coming through the Boston Project house everyday. The Elmhurst Park Program for elementary students was bustling along with six leadership and employment programs for middle and high school students (see page 2). Our passion for building strong communities characterized by God’s shalom was on full display.

“Then God looked over all that he had made, and he saw that it was very good!” (Gen 1:31)

Our summer theme, “All That Is Good,” is from the biblical Creation story. Cady, a summer program coordinator explains, “ The theme is a recognition of Imago Dei (the image of God) in all aspects of our community. It is about valuing young people and having space where they are empowered. A place where their voices are good.” 

Cady and her co-leader, Taija-Rayne, planned The Big Event, our artistic closing summer program attended by 250 friends. “All That Is Good was expressed in many ways beyond the performances. It was the park filled with art, resources, and the community. It was youth having ownership of their voices in the community. It was God’s goodness on full display.”

All That is Good reflects God’s desire since creation. Our young people want you to know that our community is good and that they are part of that goodness. Come join us!

Middle & High School Summer Ministry


250 friends celebrated as youth proclaimed that our community is good, and they are part of the good.

Artists in Action

Youth express their voices artistically to address injustice. "A loving family of artists uplifting one another."

The Brotherhood

Inspired as agents of positive change in their community. Learning from our community leaders and elders.

Mental Health Ambassadors

Educating to end the stigma. "I gained language to understand what is happening at home."

The Sisterhood

Empowered to live out the best version of themselves. Loving self, loving each other, & loving community.

Healthy Youth Champions

Addressing local food injustice. "I learned how to serve my community's health needs."

Grace Chapel Cross-Cultural Learning Experience

Middle school students joined our youth for a week focused on food justice and service. Hottest week of the summer!

Young Life Camp

Over the summer, four youth and young adults made decisions to follow Jesus. MANY grew spiritually. "I discovered my voice and began to share my story."

NOW HIRING: Grants and Communications Writer

Join our team as a Grants and Communications Writer and share inspiring stories of our community!

The Grants and Communications Coordinator is a new role within our organization to support the Executive Director in our storytelling and fundraising efforts. A lot of great work is happening in our organization and community, and we want the world to know!


The Grants and Communications Coordinator must have excellent written communication skills. They will contribute to writing 30+ grant proposals per year, grant reports, the organization’s monthly email, and the quarterly printed newsletter. Additional projects are possible as capacity allows.


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We got a Cummings Grant!

We got a Cummings Grant!

This past summer, Boston Project Ministries was awarded a Cummings Grant! Thank you to the Cummings Foundation for their generous grant. We are so grateful for their support, which will support our Mental Health Ambassadors program. We’re excited about the opportunity to empower our youth to be mental health leaders and to partner with the Cummings Foundation.

About the Cummings Foundation

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We’re Hiring for 2023 Summer Staff: Apply Today!

Join Our 2023 Summer Staff Team! 

This summer, we’re hiring 12 adults (ages 19+) to lead our summer youth programs. We are hiring for the following positions below. Applications and hiring remain open until positions are filled. Click the links to download the job description for each position in pdf format. Visit our employment page to apply!


Neighborhood Youth Ministries

Artists in Action Coordinator

Mental Health Ambassador Coordinator

Healthy Youth Champions Coordinator

Brotherhood-Sisterhood Coordinators (2) (middle school)

Elmhurst Park Coordinators (2) (elementary)

Summer Youth Program Manager (upper-level position)


Summer Missions Program Staff

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The Summer Missions Program is Back: Register Today!

The Summer Missions Program is Back!

We’re excited to announce that the Summer Missions Program (SMP) is back for the summer of 2023! We’re still looking for two more groups this summer. Contact with any questions.




This cross-cultural learning trip for church youth groups is a powerful opportunity for service and learning. With a Jesus-Centered, justice-themed curriculum, young people experience life and ministry alongside our Christian community development ministry and our neighbors. The trip is 6 days/five nights, includes food, curriculum, and project materials. The cost is $425 per person. The best part is your Read the rest...

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TEEN SUMMER JOBS 2023: Apply Today

A Job at The Boston Project is More Than a Paycheck

It’s an opportunity to explore career interests, learn foundational work-readiness skills, and develop personally, professionally, and as a leader. We offer 20-30 teenagers paid summer job positions each year, and 6-8 paid school-year jobs. During the summer, there are five teams that youth ages 14-19 can apply for. 


Artists in Action

Mental Health Ambassadors

Healthy Youth Champions

Teen Leader for Brotherhood-Sisterhood

Teen Leader for Elmhurst Park Kids Program


Apply Now


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Take off with LevelUP Life Coaching

"You Have More Control Than You Think."

In October, Boston Project staff member David Meyerend offered 14-year-old Xavier* an extraordinary invitation:


 “Do you want to fly a plane?”


David got to know Xavier playing football, where Xavier stood out as competitive. The impression grew during a field trip this past summer at Boston Project’s teen job program. Xavier was one of the first to volunteer for a zipline course. “He’s a brave, fearless kid,” David shares. “Xavier doesn’t back down.”  (*Name changed)


True to character, Xavier said YES to flying.


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Volunteer Recognition: BJ Osuagwu!

“BJ taught me a lot about being a young black man in America, coming from the toughest parts,” shares Jay. “He’s the proof that there is so much knowledge out there for us. We just have to take the time to learn and ask, He’s really intelligent – stocks, taxes, all that stuff. I wasn’t raised to be self-sufficient, but I had to be when I turned 18. I knew I could trust BJ with all that stuff – like adulting. He helped me get myself into a position where I could be more stable in the physical world.”… Read the rest...

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“For me, Genesis chapter 1, the Creation story, is one of the most hopeful pieces of scripture. It is so pure, and there is no mention of evil. Everything is right and good,” reflects muralist Alex Cook. Boston Project youth, neighbors, and volunteers painted our 6th building mural in the community this summer. Each mural is an artistic expression of a biblical theme connected to the idea of Shalom.

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LevelUP Life Coaching is Back!

October 15, 2022 – June 3, 2023


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Your coach will be there to help you:
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– process and think through life and any questions that you may have

What to look forward to:

– weekly check-ins with your own individual coach
– personal help with your goals and dreams
– a loving adult to talk to, vent to, and hang out with


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