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Modified B-SAFE this Summer

  • July 29, 2020
  • July 30, 2020
  • 12:00 PM

St. Stephens' Youth Programs has decided to run a very reduced and modified program this summer. It looks like this-

  • Only two sites will be offering in person programming- St Stephen's on Shawmut Ave and St. Augustine- St Martin at 31 Lenox St.
  • Each site will only enroll 42 kids
  • The 42 kids will be divided in half, coming to program from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00, they will have take-home activities to do for the part of the day when they are not on site.
  • The kids will be in groups of seven with two adult leaders per group
  • All protocol dictated by the state will be followed: masks, social distancing, etc.
  • Cleaning will happen before, during, between, and after students are in the building
  • People outside of students and staff will not be able to enter the building.
  • All 130 (+/-) paid teen jobs and programming will be virtual.
  • There will be no field trips except to walk-able local parks.
  • Program will not run on Fridays. Fridays will be B-LOVE distribution days of food, gift cards, books, paper products, cleaning supplies given out to all families that need them. (We have been doing B-LOVE distribution since April- giving out $10,000 in cash assistance every week. Thank you to all of you who donated to the Pandemic Relief Fund, which is how we have been able to do this!)

So how can Epiphany support B-SAFE in this new world and configuration?

  • We will prepare 52 lunches and deliver individually bagged/ boxed lunches to St. Stephens on Wednesday, 29 July and Thursday, 30 July at 11:00am. We will not enter the building. Lunches will be sent home with students after each session, at 12:00 and at 4:00.
  • We will not host a Friday field trip but we can provide groceries or gift cards for distribution on Fridays.
  • We will cover the cost of two teen jobs.
  • We can contribute to the Pandemic Relief Fund (over 90% of our families have lost at least one job) so that B-LOVE can meet as many of the needs as possible.
  • We can commit, individually and as a parish community, to dismantling the systems of oppression that cause people of color to be more susceptible to infection, job loss, food and housing insecurity, education inequality, racial injustice, etc

Click here to donate food or funds and to volunteer.

Thanks for your support of SSYP!
Betsy Walsh

Location & Contact

70 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 781.729.1922



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