Camp To Belong River Valley (CTBRV)

Camp To Belong River Valley (CTBRV) is a week-long over-night camp, held August 12-17, 2019 at South Mountain YMCA in Berks County, PA. Campers attend FREE of charge and attend on camperships obtained through fundraising, grants and generous community donations. At CTBRV, our primary mission is to reunite brothers and sisters who have been separated through foster, adoptive, kinship or other out-of-home placements through events that encourage positive sibling connection and empower meaningful relationships. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to spend quality time with their siblings and create a safe, nurturing and fun environment where kids impacted by foster care can create positive childhood memories. Learn more at


Mayor’s Summer High School Internship Program


The goal of Newton's Summer High School Internship Program is to serve as a hands-on summer learning experience for young adults in the community. Our internship program provides on the job experience and exposure to the world of work, particularly in the STEM industries, as well as weekly skill-building workshops and presentations led by the City of Newton's Youth Services department and other community partners. While the internship program is open to all, we seek to provide opportunity to vulnerable youth, including those who receive academic support, students of color, first generation college students, ELLs, students in alternative education, and those from low income families. 

We place students in a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities in STEM fields including coding, lab work, and web development, in City Hall departments like Planning, Engineering, and DPW, and in non-profits and community organizations like the West Suburban YMCA, Green Newton, and NWW Committee for Community Living. Students generally work between 10-15 hours a week for six weeks beginning on July 8th, 2019 and ending on August 16th, 2019. High school students who have completed a minimum of 9th grade are eligible to apply. Students in grades 10-12 are also eligible.  Applicants must either be a Newton resident or attend a school in Newton. There is no cost for students to apply or participate.

City Year

Founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service aimed at keeping students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 28 urban locations across the U.S. and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools during the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time, AmeriCorps members are positioned to help students and schools succeed.