Beantown Society

Located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Beantown Society works to unite youth across race, class, culture, and neighborhood to end youth violence by transforming young people’s oppression, rejection, neglection, and depression into youth power. We address the oppression that breeds violence – especially racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, adultism, and the connections between these systems of oppression – by supporting transformation at the individual, community, and societal levels.

We work toward this vision by offering a youth run afterschool and summer program as well as workshops, projects, and events based on youth interests. We provide a space for youth to express themselves, receive one-on-one support, and become leaders in their community.