TEEP is a tuition-free, out-of-school time program for Boston Public middle and high school students (7th-12th grades). Our mission is to create a safe community where every member is inspired to discover, empowered to engage, and individually affirmed.
Our programming includes a five-week summer program and many year-round offerings, all based upon our core values, the 5 Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Restraint, Reciprocity, and Redemption. A holistic understanding of these five values provides students a decision-making framework that can help shape their choices, both at TEEP and in all aspects of their lives.
TEEP follows a high-engagement model, with the belief that investment over many years yields the highest impact for students. We have collaborated with the Boston Public School system to set the following goals for our students:
- Increased Academic Performance: Students will improve in math and literacy.
- Improved Self-Esteem: Students will improve their self-esteem regarding math, language arts, music, and self-expression.
- Development of Life Skills: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the 5 R's (above), with visible application of these values to their daily lives at school and in their communities.
- Community Leadership Roles: Students will develop leadership skills and become leaders at TEEP and in their communities.
- College Education: With support from TEEP staff, students will apply for college and financial aid programs.
TEEP was established in 2000 at Trinity Church in the City of Bostonand has served more than 300 students since its inception.