We have some amazing teens in our SLIP program this year! SLIP stands for Summer Leadership Intern Program. Teens have to apply and go through and interview process to be selected for the program. SLIP aims to provide a place for developing youth leaders who will exert a positive influence on their peers and offer a first line of defense for those who are at risk. The goal of our program is to focus on building positive attitudes and foster a sense of responsibility toward self, school, work and the community. Our SLIP program is doing very well and it’s largely because of Caitlyn DeCarlo, our SLIP Coordinator. She is doing great work and we are so lucky to have her.
All of our teens have been placed in internships with local organizations and are doing some amazing work. When they aren’t working, they are busy with lots of summer fun activities!
Meet the SLIP Teens
Aidan is a rising eighth grader at Boston Latin School. Aidan is a returner to SLIP. Last year he worked for the State House with Linda Dorcena-Forey and this year he is working at American Provisions. Aidan is involved in many school year activities at BLS and has received many awards at his previous school, the James F Condon, for his enthusiasm in the classroom. When he grows up, he wants to be in chemistry or engineering.
Callie is a rising sixth grader at the Boston Collegiate Charter School. Callie is very active in her community. She has attended Farm School with BCCS. At BCCS, Callie pushed for the daily reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and was recognized by Congressman lynch for her efforts. She also become part of the Soul Train Running Club. This summer Callie is working at the Cronin Group. When she grows up, she wants to work in the math and science fields.
Liana is a rising seventh grader at Dexter Southfield. Liana is very outgoing and active. She participates in dance, hockey, and tennis. She volunteers her time in the community at fundraisers. This summer, Liana is working at The Juice Box. When she grows up, she wants to try a number of things including being an architect, lawyer, or ambassador.
Joseph is a South Boston Native. He is a rising eighth grader at the Oliver Hazard Perry. He is working at The Spot this summer. He is also a baseball star in the South Boston Babe Ruth League. When he grows up, he wants to be a baseball player for the Boston Red Sox.
Jerry is a rising eighth grader at Boston Collegiate Charter School. He is very athletic and active in the South Boston community with hockey and baseball. He has received many awards at school for his positive attitude as well as being a regular honor roll student. This summer he is working at Roza Lyons. When he grows up, he wants to be professional sports player.
Kate is a rising eighth grader at Boston Collegiate Charter School. She is very talented in the arts and has even sold her own work. Kate is also active in the community through her softball team. This summer Kate is working at the Condon Community Center. Kate wants to be an artist of sorts when she grows up.
Madison is a rising eighth grader at the Newman School. Madison is active in the community at the South Boston Yacht Club and Castle Island volunteering at events. Madison has been identified as a leader through her positive and cheery personality. This summer she is work at the Beauty Bar. When she grows up, she wants to work with animals.
Rainier, fondly called Rainy, is a rising freshman at Cathedral High School. Rainy is very talented and has done performances for his trumpet skills at many places in the Boston area including the Tanglewood Music Center. He is working at Micro Plant Studio this summer. He wants to be in marine biology when he grows up.
Egypt is a rising seventh grade student at the Curley K-8 School. He is one of 6 children. He is an active member of the Edgerley Boys and Girls Club where he participates in activities and volunteers his time. He is working for the Neighborhood Development Corps this summer. When he grows up, he wants to join the military.
Laura is a rising freshman at Archbishop Williams High School. Laura is passionate about art and running. Laura has been identified as a leader because of her polite and kind nature. This summer she is working at Dew Luxe. When she grows up, she wants to be a politician.
Roberta is a rising sixth grader at the James F Condon School. She is involved in dance classes and plays soccer. She has been identified as a leader in the classroom and has won the Doing the Right Thing Award. When she grows up, she wants to be a dance teacher.
Declan is a rising eighth grader at Boston Collegiate Charter School. He is passionate about video games, soccer, and swimming. He is also an animal lover and advocate. He works at the Compass by the Bay this summer. When he grows up, he wants to be in medicine- either a veterinarian or a doctor.
Robert, fondly called Bobby, is a rising seventh grader at Archbishop Williams High School. Bobby is active in the Dorchester community through his passion for hockey. He has been a leader on that team and takes his off season training very seriously. This summer he is at Ed Flynn’s Office. When he grows up, Bobby wants to be a professional hockey player, a police officer, or a chef.