We are located at the Cumberland Monastery:
1464 Diamond Hill Road, Suite #2
Cumberland, RI 02864
(401) 475 - 0929
The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning (OCYL) is a municipal department established by ordinance in 2007. 


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The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning (OCYL)
offers year-round educational opportunities for children and youth

to learn and achieve in Cumberland, Rhode Island. 

Our mission is to help foster a comprehensive learning environment for the first two decades of their lives. OCYL offers programs in education and civic engagement.

Early Childhood Education: Where children engage in essential early learning experiences. Certified Teachers.
For Ages 0-5 and summer for students entering K-2.

The STEAMshop@OCYL: Where the depth and breadth of creativity and learning are driven by each unique mind.
For Grades K-8. High school students are welcome as volunteers.

Backpack to Briefcase:  Where teens are empowered to take charge of their future. For Grades 7-12.

See the programs page for details on how to register and apply. Click here to see the poster.

Included in the Backpack to Briefcase strategy is our 6 week summer learning opportunity for teens, the Cumberland Leadership Academy, in partnership with the Cumberland School Department and Blackstone Valley Prep Charter School. For students entering Grades 6-9.

Internships and Volunteer positions available for High School and College students.

Support BOTH the OCYL and the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland/Lincoln: Purchase $5.00 Duck Race tickets at OCYL for a chance at the $2,500 top prize. (Lots of other prizes, including a Game Basket and Gift Certificate to OCYL). No need to attend, but there's a lot of fun for the family watching thousands of rubber ducks get dropped off the Martin Street Bridge on Sunday, October 23rd at 1 pm! Cash and checks accepted at OCYL during business hours and when staff are present in the evening

The Fall session has begun. Check the programs page for descriptions and details and for a link to register for any seats still available.

Teens interested in the Cumberland Youth Commission are welcome to attend a meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Register online.

Contact us for further information at 401-475-0929 or email us at main.ocyl@gmail.com.

Online Registration:
  • Click on the "Programs" page to view latest information and to register.
  • Easy online process powered by Active.com
Regular programs will not be held on: 
  • November 8, 11, 24, 25 & 26
  • December 23, 26-30
  • January 2-6
  • January 16
  • February 20-22 
  • April 14, 17-21
  • May 29     
  • Watch for other programs on vacation days!           

Thanks to our partners:

UNITED WAY OF RI/HASBRO SUMMER LEARNING INITIATIVE. A $50,000 grant has been awarded to OCYL for our summer learning program for middle school youth. Thank you for supporting the Cumberland Leadership Academy for the 3rd year! 

CUMBERLAND SCHOOL DEPARTMENT: Buses are now provided from JL McCourt and North Cumberland Middle Schools on Wednesdays for students who attend the STEAMshop "Design Time" program.

UNITED WAY OF RI: We have an important observation tool for evaluating quality STEM programming made possible through the United Way of RI. Training and certification in "Dimensions of Success "(Dos), was awarded as part of the STEM Resource Tool Kit Grant.

HASBRO TOY CO: Our main classroom has a  STEAM-Y new look thanks to the amazing talent of Hasbro Toy Company's staff who painted a mural and threw a student party for the Annual HasbroGlobal Day of Joy! #HasbroDayofJoy

CUMBERLAND SCHOOLS, BLACKSTONE VALLEY PREP AND UNITED WAY: The 2nd Annual Cumberland Leadership Academy was held for 31 Middle School students due to the $25,000 support of the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative, a program of RIASPA/UNITED WAY OF RI. This full day, 6 week summer camp was made possible by our partners at Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School and the Cumberland School Department's J.L. McCourt and North Cumberland Middle Schools. Congratulations to all the partners and participants for a successful summer!