PBHA’s Chinatown Teen program pairs high school students in Boston’s Chinatown with college-age mentors.

Application Information:

Mentors and teens enroll in Chinatown Teen at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please contact the program’s directors at chinatownteen@pbha.org.

Student Director Contact Information:

Amy Zhan, Victoria Wang

chinatownteen@pbha.org

Staff Contact Information:

Kerry McGowan

kerry@pbha.org

617-495-3684

PBHA’s Chinatown Teen program pairs high school students in Boston’s Chinatown with college-age mentors. The program encourages teens in grades eight through twelve to develop relationships with both their peers and mentors through program activities designed to foster maturity, creativity, leadership, teamwork, and responsibility.

Mentors and teens meet as a group for two hours each week throughout the school year. Typical program activities range from making ice cream and playing charades to reviewing SAT vocabulary and learning how to code. Participants in Chinatown Teen attend field trips throughout the year. Past field trips include museum scavenger hunts, a trip to the Boston Pops Orchestra, bowling, and exploring a LEGO exhibit.

Volunteer Information

Chinatown Teen runs once a week from 3:30-5:30 PM in Boston’s Chinatown. Harvard volunteers leave campus together at 3:00 PM and travel to Chinatown together on the MBTA. Wellesley volunteers drive to Chinatown from campus at 2:45 PM.

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