ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSION & PREVENTION (AIP)
Individual and group counseling for 1/3 of the student population. This service is referral-based. Parents can advocate to school social worker.
This is a soccer and community service program. It serves 50 middle school girls and boys. Sign-up forms are due in October for the Fall season and March for the Spring season. Contact Jimmy King if you have questions.
ART RESOURCE COLLABORATIVE FOR KIDS (ARCK)
This is part of our Friday Arts program and includes visual arts, mosaics, and graffiti art.
BIG SISTER ASSOCIATION
This is a one-to-one mentoring program that serves 15 GPA female students.
BOSTON BALLET: CITY DANCE
3rd grade students attend ballet lessons.
Boston College has a number of partnerships with GPA.
Visits: 2nd and 3rd grade students visit BC for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, and a student athlete visit
Science Club: 1st-5th grade students have access as part of the After-School program
Interns: BC provides teaching interns at every grade level
Music Lessons: 2nd-6th grade After-School students can take string and wind instrument lessons
BOSTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (BPO)
K-2nd grade After-School students have the option to take small group music classes led by the BPO Fellow with guest teaching artists from the BPO and Youth Orchestra. An additional small concert for students will be organized to hear an interactive performance with a chamber orchestra.
BOSTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSION (BPHC)
Inclusion Partners Mentoring Program: A Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) program where youth from the Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) are trained to serve as inclusion aids during programming for children ages 5 to 14 at area After-School programs. BPHC will be partnering with us starting on Tuesday, April 7th. Inclusion Partners are high school students whose role it is to ensure that all children in an After-School program are given the support they need to fully participate in programming. This is available to After-School students in 1st, 3rd, & 4th-5th grade.
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Technology Goes Home: Computer classes for students and families. Minimum of 12 4th-6th grade students. Applications are required.
Home to Hospital: Students qualify as needed for tutoring services. Parents can talk to school social worker for a referral.
BOSTON STRING ACADEMY (BSA)
Approximately 30 students in 2nd-6th grade are able to take violin, viola, or cello lessons. The students receive 3 group classes and 1 private lesson every week. This service is fee-based and requires an application.
Boston University provides students to help out on indoor and outdoor field days. Other students work in classrooms at GPA as part of their training to become teachers.
All students have access to our City Connect Social Worker. This person provides overall social-emotional support and helps facilitate outside partner connections for students. They may run social skills groups, support teachers, participate in child guidance meetings, and provide behavior support as well.
This program is designed to improve speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills. It will also prepare students for formal debates on different topics through the use of “themed” weeks that aim to improve specific skill sets. This program is free and open to 10 middle school students. Interested students must fill out an application.
DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
Youth Dance Program: Students work with professional dancers to learn and perform dance pieces for families, peers, and staff. This program is free and open to 20 5th grade students. Interested students must fill out an application.
Harvard provides multiple opportunities for students at GPA.
Field Trips: All students have access to school-wide field trips, such as the Harvard basketball game. Students in 2nd-5th grade visit the Harvard Art Museum.
American Repertory Theatre: Students in the After-School program can take theatre classes.
Harvard Mentoring: 20 3rd-8th grade students have access to one-on-one mentoring with Harvard Business School students. Students are referred by teachers and school social worker, but parents can ask for referrals.
Harvard Pen Pals: 3rd and 4th grade students have access to pen pals at Harvard.
Harvard Education Portal – Science-based Learning: 4th and 5th grade After-School students, as well as summer program students, have access to science-based walking field trips.
GPA hires artists to come in and share their expertise with students in 5th-8th grade as part of the Friday Arts choice model. Some of their specialties include African drumming, Latin drumming, Yoga, theatre, storytelling, hip hop dancing, and music.
ITALIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN
In collaboration with the AIP, the Italian Home provides individual counseling for students as well as access to funding for After-School & Summer programs at GPA. Parents can talk talk to the school social worker about obtaining a referral.
JOSEPH M. SMITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
The Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center is located on-site at GPA. All students and families with appropriate insurance can access this service. They run a number of special programs – some require applications but all programs are free.
Lesley University provides student teacher interns to work in classrooms at GPA.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Friday Arts: Provides opportunities for pottery, mosaics, painting, and sculpting for 1st and 3rd grade students.
This program provides structured fitness activities and games during recess for all students at GPA.
This organization supplies free books for students 3 times a year for all GPA students during the school year. Summer program students in K1-2nd grade have access as well.
All GPA students have access to dental screenings and in-class education on dental hygiene.
All 4th graders receive information about this program. The Steppingstone Foundation is an academically focused after-school partner that selects 28 5th-8th graders to support and follow until college.
STRONG WOMEN STRONG GIRLS
This is an after-school mentoring program for girls in 3rd and 4th grade at GPA. All students receive information about this program but 12 are selected to participate.
This program offers tennis lessons during the Summer program at GPA. It is offered to all 3rd-5th grade students.
This program provides one-on-one tutoring in ELA to 10 1st graders and 10 4th graders in the Summer program and after school. Teachers refer students for this service.
This is a women’s support group for 10 GPA mothers and offers them a chance to connect.
This partner provides after-school and Summer programming for students at GPA. 117 students are able to participate during the school year and 100 during the summer. It is open to all students and families at GPA. It requires an application and is fee-based.
YOUNG AUDIENCES OF MASSACHUSETTS
This is part of our Friday Arts Program and offers opportunities such as African drumming, Latin drumming, Yoga, theatre, storytelling, hip hop dance, and music. All GPA students have access to this program.