Paul lives in Charlestown and is a veteran of the Iraq War and suffers from PTSD.  Paul participates in Charlestown Y’s Welcome Home program where we provide him with an Access Scholarship... Read More

"Michael feels “at home” at the Y after-school program and has made many new friends. He also received a scholarship to attend the Y’s Northwoods overnight camp, where he learned leathercraft and... Read More

"Pleasant Valley Camp is a really fun place where I can get away from being made fun of at school, kids don’t judge you by how rich you are or what you have wrong with you here. 

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Imagine being 12 years old and leaving the streets of East Boston for the first time, trading  triple deckers and cement for the woods and a lake, and doing it by yourself….... Read More

“There’s a great sense of community at the Y, and it has everything you need to grow;
it’s like a second family.” - Trey

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