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Jr. Celtics Clinic A Huge Hit For Doc Wayne Youth

3 Feb

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Saturday was an exciting day for many Doc Wayne Chalk Talk participants! Close to forty youth from the Tierney Learning Center in South Boston and from the Framingham Housing Authority spent the day with Celtics players Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton. The Junior Celtics Program, a community outreach initiative presented by New England Baptist Hospital in partnership with the Boston Celtics, gave underprivileged youth the chance of a lifetime, while also teaching leadership and basketball skills. To top off an amazing day, Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton presented one lucky Doc Wayne youth with a signed basketball! Doc Wayne’s Chalk Talk participants are excited for the month ahead when they will have the opportunity to develop their leadership and athletic abilities. Thank you to the Boston Celtics and New England Baptist Hospital and also to FoodieCafe for providing our Framingham youth with dinner!

Having a great time!

Having a great time!

Doc Wayne Coaches!

Doc Wayne Coaches!

Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton give away an autographed basketball to a Doc Wayne youth!

Evan Turner and Marcus Thornton present an autographed basketball to a Doc Wayne youth!

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Doc Wayne Youth Support the Troops

12 Jun

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Youth involved with Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program (http://www.docwayne.org/what-we-do/GLE), funded by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, continue to “Fill the Tank” of others. Youth at the Key Program, Inc. delivered words of encouragement, thank you letters and hand-knitted items to members of the military stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base. This is just one in a series of kind acts done by Doc Wayne youth that are truly inspirational. Check out the pictures! To participate in GLE or the other programs offered by Doc Wayne, please visit http://www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service!

Mayor Walsh re-opens South Boston Playground

5 Jun

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South Boston residents gathered on a gorgeous May morning to celebrate the re-opening of Sweeney Playground. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted the event as part of a series of “Coffee Hours” where local community members have the unique opportunity to speak with Mayor Walsh, one-on-one, about neighborhood needs. Doc Wayne staff were able to chat about their services that are being offered in Metro Boston with members of Mayor Walsh’s team. The feedback received was very positive and encouraging, and opportunities to reach more Boston area youth through Doc Wayne’s Therapeutic Sports Program and Chalk Talk Group Therapy were discussed. Doc Wayne is eager and excited for the opportunity to make a lasting impact in and around Boston. Pictures of the re-opening ceremony and newly constructed playground are below. For more information, please visit http://www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

Mayor Walsh's re-opening speech

Mayor Walsh’s re-opening speech

Ribbon cutting with local children!

Ribbon cutting ceremony with local children

Beautiful new basketball court!

Beautiful new basketball court

South Boston Youth Do the Good

20 May

Youth at the Tierney Learning Center at Beacon Communities in South Boston demonstrated that giving back continues after the holiday season. Youth participating in Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program (http://docwayne.org/what-we-do/GLE), funded by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, collaborated with the Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) (http://ndecboston.org) to donate canned goods to families in need. The NDEC is an educational facility that also serves as a counseling and outreach program site. This wonderful act of kindness makes a positive difference in the lives of others and these incredible South Boston youth are an inspiration to do the good! Check out the photo below! For more information, please visit http://www.docwayne.org or email info@docwayne.org.

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