Afterschool is one of the CSC’s longest running programs and was originally called the Youth Tutoring Program. Afterschool offers Boston University students the opportunity to provide homework help, tutoring, SAT/College-Prep, and creative activities to youth ages K-12 in the Greater Boston Area through a variety of public schools and community centers. The program allows volunteers to serve as mentors as they work to understand the multifaceted issues faced by youth in Boston.


The Afterschool program aims to provide equal access in education by connecting Boston University students with Boston’s youth through opportunities in STEM, tutoring, visual arts, music and performing arts. Through these volunteer opportunities and events, we serve the community by ensuring children have the tools to grow and succeed in their future. Volunteers will be able to provide individualized support to Boston children/teens by leading a variety of different activities including art projects, science experiments, music lessons, and tutoring through Boston public schools and community based learning programs. For more information or any questions email
Our community partners are Steps to Success, Hyde Square Task Force, Tierney Learning Center, and Winship Elementary.

Time Commitment

The time commitment is 3-4 hours per week. Volunteers are assigned to a community partner and work with a group of other BU students for an entire semester. 


Afterschool is no longer accepting volunteers for Fall 2018. Check back in early 2019 for Spring opportunities!

Program Managers

For more information about Afterschool, contact Program Managers Francesca Sotomayor and Stephanie Tavares at