Young Adult Empowerment Program
The Young Adult Empowerment Program offers Prospect Hill Terrace youth ages 12 to 17 unique programming tailored to academic, personal, and professional development for young adults. University students serve as mentors and work with teens to design meaningful programming for participants and the community. Examples of programming include college information sessions, discussions pertaining to current events, and games that cultivate teamwork and confidence building.
Team Homework Drop-In
The Teen Homework Drop-In Program offers free after-school academic support for high-school youth. University mentors work one-on-one with each participant to address the individual academic needs, focusing on math, reading, writing, and science.
After School Youth Mentoring Program
The Youth Academic Program provides free educational enrichment services for the youth of Prospect Hill Terrace. The program primarily serves elementary and middle school students, and runs every weekday Monday through Friday (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.). A typical session consists of a healthy snack, homework support and academic enrichment, and special programming to foster personal growth. University mentors work one-on-one with each child to provide homework support, play games, and assist in running the day’s activities Educational enrichment activities are run by Bentley University and Brandeis University mentors, as well as visiting groups such as Healthy Waltham, Bentley’s America Clicks club, and Brandeis’ Symbiosis club.
Other Events & Programing
The Community Center also offers one-off events and programs in addition to regular programming. Just in the past 12 months, Prospect Hill Community Foundation provided every unit with a hygiene kit valued at $50+ each, provided every child in grade 2 to 8 with a school supply kit valued at $50+ each, offered a virtual after school program for all school-aged youth, and is hosting a vaccine clinic at the Community Center in June. Thanks to a partnership with Dignity Matters, Prospect Hill Community Foundation also has enough feminine hygiene products and sports bras to support every menstruating women in the community for a year. Normally, community members can expect an annual Fall Festival with the Chesterbrook and Dana Court communities for youth and parents in October and a Community Day for all community members in April.