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Governor Charlie Baker takes a selfie with ABCD SummerWorks teens at a program celebration in Mattapan on July 30. Among the 100 teens who crowded the Mattapan Center for Life community room were 20 enrollees in the Boston Police Teen Academy, a Boston Police Department initiative that fosters positive relationships between police officers and inner-city youth. In the center is Cynthia Beckford-Brewington, BPD Youth Services Officer. Action for Boston Community Development’s SummerWorks program is serving 1,050 inner-city teenagers from low-income families at 250 worksites this summer. At the event, ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew praised the Governor and legislature for increasing youth program funding in the 2016 state budget.

Governor Charlie Baker takes a selfie with ABCD SummerWorks teens at a program celebration in Mattapan on July 30. Among the 100 teens who crowded the Mattapan Center for Life community room were 20 enrollees in the Boston Police Teen Academy, a Boston Police Department initiative that fosters positive relationships between police officers and inner-city youth. In the center is Cynthia Beckford-Brewington, BPD Youth Services Officer. Action for Boston Community Development’s SummerWorks program is serving 1,050 inner-city teenagers from low-income families at 250 worksites this summer. At the event, ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew praised the Governor and legislature for increasing youth program funding in the 2016 state budget.