Greater Boston Area Annual Youth Summit: A Day of Network, Reflection, and Fun

A large group of youth pose in front of historic home.
More than 130 youth from National Park Service programs across the Greater Boston area gathered in the Charlestown Navy Yard at Boston National Historical Park.

Photo credit: Matt Teuten

More than 130 youth from National Park Service programs across the Greater Boston area gathered in the Charlestown Navy Yard at Boston National Historical Park on Thursday, August 10 for the annual Youth Summit. This is the first year the summit was held at Charlestown Navy Yard. Previously, the summit has been held at other park sites in the Boston area. The Youth Summit provides interns across youth development programs working in the Greater Boston area this summer to join together to network, share experiences, and to celebrate the collective impact their work can have to preserve and protect public lands. Youth participated in a variety of activities such as art, sports, and games and concluded the day with a program share-out about what projects they worked on throughout the summer. Thank you to National Parks of Boston for hosting this year’s event!

Youth programs in attendance included:
  • Branching Out, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
  • Summer Martin Luther King Scholars Marketing Fellowship, Boston Harbor Now
  • Green Ambassadors, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and National Parks of Boston - Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Hill to Harbor, National Parks of Boston
  • Stewards of the Future, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Longfellow National Historic Site, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Green Ambassadors, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center with National Parks of Boston - Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Future Leaders, Essex National Heritage Area with Salem Maritime National Historical Park and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Spindle City Corps, Community Teamwork with Lowell National Historical Park

Last updated: January 10, 2018