The Chill Foundation
February 14, 2016
The Chill Foundation’s missions is to provide underserved youth the opportunity to build life skills and self esteem through snowboarding and other board.
Who we serve:
Free or Reduced Lunch: 87.18%
Participants Living in Poverty: 43.59%
Foster Care: 12.82%
Historically Marginalized Communities: 71.79%
“Our agency youth benefits each year by attending Chill. Participants benefit from the opportunity to learn how to snowboard, learn important life principles, and meet other kids from other areas in Massachusetts.” - LUK
“We believe that the skills these students learn go beyond just self-confidence and problem solving skills and have developed lasting friendships with you from across the city- from different cultures and background s who they would not have met if it weren’t for their participation in Chill.” - South Boston Neighborhood House
It is so important to pay attention to those youth who tend to be pushed aside. The Chill Foundation offers these youth an experience they would otherwise not be able to have. The joy and life skills that comes from riding down a mountain in unlike many things in life. We believe that snowboarding is a perfect vehicle for character building. It is a tough sport to learn, there is a lot of failing involved, but for those who learn how to get back up, they come out of the experience with much more then a new hobby.
Each week we concentrate on a different theme: Respect, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, Courage, and Pride.
2016 Snow Program:
Camp Harbor View: Serves inner-city youth from throughout Boston.
Boston Public School- King: K-8 Boston Public School serving in a low income neighborhoods.
Manville School/ Judge Baker Center:A therapeutic day school for students K-10 who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings.
Boston Green Academy: Boston Green Academy is an in-district Horace Mann charter school serving grades 6, 7, and 9-12 in the Boston Public. Boston Green Academy educates and empowers students to succeed in college and career, and prepare them to lead in the sustainability of our community and world.
Mission Hill School: The Mission Hill School is a Boston Pilot school, serving 240 children in grades K-8. There are approximately 235 stunts enrolled, of whom over 35% receive special education services or have significant special needs.
Chelsea High School (2016): Chelsea High School serves a predominately Hispanic population of students. Minority students make up 91% of Chelsea High School’s student body. 85% of students are from low-income backgrounds and 76% of Chelsea High School students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
LUK. Inc TREK Program: LUK serves all of central Massachusetts with programs such as foster care and residential services for youth, transition to independent living for older adolescents, vocational/educational services, street outreach, young adult, homelessness prevention, adventure-based programs for at risk youth, outpatient treatment for mental and substance abuse, home-based family counseling, mentoring, youth leadership, prevention of youth violence, dating violence, and substance abuse.
South Boston Neighborhood House: One of Boston’s original settlement houses, South Boston Neighborhood House has been an anchor in one of Boston’s most at-risk neighborhoods since 1901. Leahy Holloran Community Center: The Leahy Holloran Community Center is a non-profit community center located in Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. For over thirty years, the LHCC has distinguished itself within the Dorchester community by providing relevant, high quality, and finically accessible programs.
Tenacity Inc.: Founded in 1999, Tenacity has served Boston students who otherwise would lack a safe, productive, and healthy after-school and summer environment. Young people, regardless of socio-economic background, deserve a chance in life. Tenacity targets those who would otherwise lack quality out-of-school time programming. Tenacity has a low income rate of 90% with 30% below poverty line.
Gately Community Center: A youth center that serves youth age 11-18; 60-80% are eligible for free lunch.