Youth in South Boston were involved in our Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program and together worked on designing and painting a community mural with the theme “There is Unity in the Community!” The mural is complete and images are below.
Doc Wayne volunteer coaches, Jose and Andrew, show off the work of their team of youth.
The GLE program seeks to:
- Empower youth by giving them a voice
- Provide additional out of the classroom writing and alternative self-expression opportunities
Teach self-regulation and social skills
- Help youth learn to advocate for themselves, their needs, and desires in appropriate ways.
- Youth work cooperatively, with team members and their coach, to share their responses to suggested changes, lessons learned, and group leadership activities experienced.
For more information about Doc Wayne and the Global Life Empowerment program please visit www.docwayne.org or contact us at email@example.com.
We have been nominated for a CLASSY Award. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. Thank you to all who have supported our efforts.
Our daughter is in residence at a facility for young people with concurrent diagnoses and other serious emotional disorders. She has had a long and difficult life in her short 16 years, and seldom has had the opportunity to enjoy typical teenage activities. Her involvement in the Doc Wayne Program has allowed her to participate in an endeavor which has traditionally been beyond her. The Doc Wayne Program of Do the Good provides an environment for fragile children to be part of a team, be immediately supported in moments of stress with on-hand (and on court) clinical staff, survive in a large group setting, develop athletic skills and grow in a sense of their own worth. Our child has experienced all this and is proud of this new success in her life. We often comment as we watch her play that this is a miracle to see our daughter playing basketball on a team, with other teams and their accompanying noise in the gym, supporting her teammates and sharing in the warm-up and post-game activites. We remain permanently grateful to the Doc Wayne Program for this gift to our daughter.
Peter & Lynn R. – Doc Wayne parents
We are about to conclude another session with the youth we serve at Doc Wayne and will be preparing to provide our sports-based program for the summer months. In 2011-12, we increased our reach to over 140 youth in New England and began to train more youth workers and coaches on our do the good curriculum, creating a culture that connects with youth.
Our list of participants include youth who are:
- Victims of abuse and/or neglect
- Sexually exploited
- Differently abled
- Mentally ill
- Gang and drug involved
It is magical to see how sport can impact these youth and assist them in finding their positive path so they can become responsible contributing members to society.
Please consider supporting our efforts so that we may continue to reach more youth through the power of sport. Please visit www.docwayne.org and click the Donate button. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Doc Wayne Athletic League
“I feel a part of something I have never been a part of before.”
-DSP, Doc Wayne participant