Emmanuel Hosts City’s “Boston R.O.C.K. It!!!” Program
February 22, 2012
Boston families came to campus February 22nd during school vacation week as part of the city's "Boston R.O.C.K. It!!! Launch into Summer" program, sponsored by Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF). The event is one of a number of city-sponsored activities for families during the week.
Nearly 800 children and parents came out to the Jean Yawkey Center gymnasium for the two-hour program, which featured information on summer jobs and activities, recreational activities, youth performances, raffles and special guests such as Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Emmanuel's mascot Halo. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was also on hand to thank the families for attending the event.
A number of Emmanuel students also volunteered during the event, including Kayla Flaherty '15, a nationally ranked baton twirler, and members of Emmanuel's dance team and cheerleading squad, who all performed.
BCYF offers a range of affordable programs including preschool, school-aged & adult education, family literacy, youth employment, violence prevention & intervention, senior activities, recreation and enrichment. BCYF's 35 facilities are located throughout Boston.