BAM Boston

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After a careful mutual selection process with Boston Public Schools and support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Strategic Grant Partners, and the GreenLight Fund, BAM® Boston launched in Fall 2017.

The program has since grown to serve 12 schools and 605 young men across Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, and more.

We are thrilled to partner with all our schools as they are instrumental to our work and mission.

Today, the BAM Program is in the following Boston, Cambridge, Somerville schools:

Brighton High SchoolEnglish High School
Cambridge Rindge and Latin SchoolThe Jeremiah E. Burke High School
Charlestown High SchoolThe John O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science
Dearborn STEM AcademyMadison Park Technical Vocational High School
East Boston High SchoolTechBoston Academy
SomervilleHealey Middle School

The BAM Boston team is supported by the Youth Guidance National Office in Chicago which includes the BAM Training Academy and the areas of Program Evaluation, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications and Development.

BAM Boston is made possible through a wonderful partnership with Boston Public Schools (BPS) and with philanthropic support from Strategic Grant Partners (SGP), The GreenLight Fund and The Boston Foundation.

To ensure sustainability, a BAM Boston Advisory Council has also been implemented. Each council member has a strong desire be actively involved in solving the issues inner-city youth face, and will devote their time, talent and expertise to the current and future work of the Boston program.

Under the leadership of BAM Boston Executive Director Shawn Brown, the program is now serving 550+ young men. Recently, BAM has expanded across the Charles River to serve scholars in Cambridge Public Schools.

Program Impact

Students enrolled in the BAM Program are:

50% less likely to be arrested for violent crime.
25% more engaged in school
19% more likely to graduate high school on time
Up to $30 in societal gains for every $1 invested in BAM

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