When Harry Met Mickey

Seven West End House middle-schoolers spent an entire week in the “happiest place on earth” and Universal Studios Florida thanks to a generous grant from Rodman Disney for Kids through the Dorchester Boys & Girls Club. Selected for their outstanding academic performances, Alondra, Sanyla, Amani, Steven, Juan, Edrei, and Giovanny enjoyed the scarier attractions at Disney... read more »

Writing the Lyrics to Their Future

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 15 teens toured the House of Blues in downtown Boston and learned about careers in the entertainment industry. The House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls throughout the United States. The group of West End House teens toured the Green Room, sound and lighting boards, and the Foundation Room... read more »

Rising High School Seniors Tour Colleges

On Friday, July 22nd, a group of rising high school seniors advanced toward their dream of earning a college degree with their first official tour of UMass Dartmouth. Seventeen-year-old Vanessa, who wants to pursue corporate law, raved about the visit: “UMass Dartmouth is a small university, they have a great law program, it’s affordable and it’s only an hour... read more »

Kayaking on the Charles

On Wednesday, July 20th, Teen Leadership kayaked down the Charles River for a three-hour team-building exercise. Youth ages 13 to 15 were accompanied by Casey Ferrari, Career Development & Employment Specialist, and Ryan Figueroa, College Access Coordinator. Thirteen-year-old Jon Smith said, “This was my first time kayaking and it was an amazing experience. I can’t wait... read more »

Teen Leaders Give Back to the Club

The Teen Leadership program at West End House exposes motivated teens to college exploration, career readiness, and community service. On Wednesday, July 6th, the group of 14 teens gave back to West End House by planting sunflowers near the front entrance. Future community service projects include assisting at Franklin Park Zoo on August 3rd, and organizing supplies at... read more »