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Youth Summer Workshops

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to learn skills to live independently in the community? The Boston Center for Independent Living is once again hosting a series of Summer Workshops & Community Days!

BCIL’s Summer Programming aims to support students in learning about all aspects of independent living. Students will be able to participate in hands-on lessons and activities to explore topics like work readiness, post-secondary education, money skills, self-advocacy, housing, and more!

Excursions into the community include visits to the Museum of Science to explore STEM careers, the grocery store to complete a successful budgeting and shopping activity, and the MBTA mobility center to learn more about travel training.


  • Participate in hands-on lessons and activities to learn about:
  • How to get a job
  • Money skills
  • College & trade school
  • Housing & apartment living
  • Disability identity
  • Self-advocacy
  • And much more!

Community Days

  • Meet up at the BCIL office & travel into the community together to explore:
  • Boston City Hall
  • A grocery store
  • MA State House
  • The Museum of Science
  • The MBTA Mobility Center
  • An assistive technology demo

All of BCIL’s Youth Summer Program offerings are free. Students are welcome to join all the groups or pick and choose! Please select for each group whether you want to participate in person or virtually. Our accessible office is located at 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

All community days are in person. Students should meet at BCIL’s office at or before 10AM to participate in community days.

Our groups are open to students ages 14-22 years with a documented disability, such as IEP or 504 plan, and enrolled in high school or a post-secondary education or training program. A copy of your disability documentation is required to complete registration. Documentation can be attached at the end of this form or emailed to ewalters@bostoncil.org.

Register here at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenz9hpKPUCtDwvrDlGsTrNsdz2MdRvaIvhbhJ4gyLx9K7PNQ/viewform

Full descriptions of each program can be found at https://bostoncil.org/youth-services/youth-events/

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Walters at ewalters@bostoncil.org.

This calendar is a public service and does not constitute endorsement by BCIL of other organization’s events.