Roxbury Youth Programs (RYP) is an out-of-school-time youth development center housed at the UU Urban Ministry. We believe in uplifting and supporting young people in Roxbury and Boston to create achievable pathways to social and economic success. 

Our history: Roxbury Youth Programs was established in 1992 in response to youth violence in our community, and as a safe space for young people to find supportive resources and connections. Today, we continue to equip and empower young people with the skills to become leaders in their communities and beyond.

Question about any of our programs for youth?
Email our Youth Programs Manager, Tarik Bartel,

at or call 617-318-6010 x213.



RYP After School is a drop-in program that provides a safe, enriching environment for young people during out-of-school hours. Our highest priority is promoting academic success, and we make use of more than 50 dedicated volunteers to provide a wide spectrum of academic support to our program participants.


RYP After School provides:

  • Daily homework assistance and tutoring

  • College application support and campus visits

  • College & Career practice interviews

  • Career panels

  • Enrichment activities

  • Field trips

  • Opportunities for civic engagement

  • Hot meals and transportation home

RYP After School is currently open for drop-in program from 2pm-6pm on Monday through Thursday. To find out more:
Email our Youth Programs Coordinator, Chris Allen,

at or call 617-318-6010 x219.

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An intensive leadership development program, the RYP Internship introduces and supports the development of leadership, communication, and digital skills in high school-aged young people through a lens of history and community-centered activism.


RYP interns learn photography, graphic design, and community event planning skills as tools to leverage social change and connect more deeply to their community and to themselves. This academic year long internship allows youth to: 


  • Earn a bi-weekly stipend, totaling up to $2000

  • Develop new leadership, production, and communication skills

  • Learn new digital media skills and creative skills

  • Think critically about their relationship to history

  • Engage in a safe and inclusive environment

  • Learn to strengthen their voices and develop advocacy skills

  • Gain practical knowledge of Roxbury


RYP Internship Applications open in May for the Summer Program and September for the Fall/Spring Program. To apply:
Email our Youth Programs Manager, Tarik Bartel,

at or call 617-318-6010 x213.