The BMA launched a special campaign in 2016 to bring Vacation Bible School (VBS) -including arts and crafts, Biblical instruction, and recreational activities- directly to community children and youth, who did not have other constructive summer activities. We partnered with local churches, helping underwrite the costs of their operating VBS programs particularly in the Humboldt Avenue “corridor” in Roxbury, a documented “hot spot” for violence. Our goal was to provide eight (8) uninterrupted weeks of free VBS Camps throughout July and August. In our pilot year we partnered with four churches. We plan to expand in 2017 to offer eight weeks of VBS activities in two different locations. Stay tuned for more information on how to be a part of this outreach!