The Boston Youth Sports Initiative was started by a grant from the Barr Foundation in November 2003 and is scheduled to complete its work in December 2017. The mission of the BYSI is to promote youth sports as a positive youth development and physical fitness approach. Working with and for Boston urban youth sports programs and supporters, the BYSI encourages, strengthens, and builds network connections, with the goals of improved information sharing, quality, scale and sustainability in the sector.

BYSI Staff

Chris Lynch , Youth Sports Coordinator,
617.282.6131 (ext.165)

Lynch has been with the BYSI from its launch in October of 2003. He has spent the past twelve years in urban youth sports. Prior to joining the BYSI, Lynch was the Managing Director for MetroLacrosse, an out of school time program for 500 middle and high school students from Boston, Cambridge and Chelsea which used lacrosse as a medium to teach participants about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Responsibility, Effort, Sportsmanship, Enthusiasm, Communication and Teamwork). Lynch spent five years prior to this working with SquashBusters, a Boston-based youth development program which works with middle and high school students from Boston and Cambridge to learn the sport of squash, receive academic tutoring, become involved in community service and mentoring.

Lynch was an elementary school teacher and middle school coach for over ten years before becoming involved in urban youth sports. He has a B.A. from Bates College and a MEd. from Lesley University.

For more information contact:

Chris Lynch, Youth Sports Coordinator

For submissions and comments email:

Boston Youth Sports Initiative
150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 282-6131 x 165

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