For more than three decades, the Parish of the Epiphany has had a relationship with the people of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Boston's South End and for almost 20 years we've partnered with their youth programs. It's a long and strong friendship! St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP) works in low income communities in Boston and Chelsea to provide enriching after school and summer programming for students in grades 1-8, jobs and support for high school students.
August 5-8 is Epiphany's B-SAFE week! B-SAFE is the name of SSYP's summer program. In order to reduce costs for the program participants, SSYP partners with about 55 Episcopal churches throughout the Diocese. These partners collectively provide lunch everyday to almost 700 kids and staff at six sites for five weeks. Partners host a full day field trip at the end of each week. This year, Epiphany will provide lunch for about 85 kids and staff at the St. Stephen's South End site. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday lunch is from 11:00am-1:00pm. On Thursday, we will host a field trip day from 9:30am to 3:00pm outside of the city. The day will be full of fun activities, water play, food, and friendship. This is a great day for our Epiphany family to turn out to welcome and build relationships with our friends from SSYP. Sign-up here to help during the day.
Click here to donate food for the lunches.
Please be in touch with Betsy Walsh for more information.