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Recreation and Activities

There’s ample space set aside indoors and outdoors for the girls receiving help on the Youth Villages Germaine Lawrence Campus to participate in recreational activities. Each residential building on our campus includes shared spaces for the girls to come together to talk, read, watch movies, play board or video games, draw and write. The campus also features a gym, an art room, a library, a fitness room and an outdoor turf playing field. Our activity program includes:

  • Horseback riding
  • Skiing or snowboarding
  • Dance lessons Drama, including Shakespeare performances
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sports teams including basketball, softball, and volleyball
  • Weekly yoga led by certified instructors.

Boston is known as a world hub for social innovation and culture, and we take advantage of the rich and varied array of community resources, including visits to museums, tours of Boston’s historic sites and trips to our mountains and beaches.

Located within walking distance of the Arlington Heights business and shopping district, girls with community access and home pass privileges also have easy access to public transportation and the many cultural and historic attractions in nearby Cambridge and Boston.

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Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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