The Public Housing Youth Academy (PHYA) is a new 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in 2018. Our Mission: “Linking Public Housing Youth to Opportunity.”
We aim to ENGAGE public housing youth and keep them off the streets. We are interested in every young person aged 0-24…living at the 3 public housing FAMILY developments in South Boston, a neighborhood in the Massachusetts capital affectionately known as “Southie”. Currently, we are focusing on youth ages 10-18, middle-high school.
National figures/2013 show that among all renters public housing tenants have the lowest high-school graduation rate among all renter households nationwide.
We need all the help we can get (donors, volunteers, others) to help CHANGE these figures and open avenues of opportunity for public housing youth!