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Summer in South Boston

4 Aug

Many exciting things are happening at Doc Wayne’s South Boston site, the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center. In collaboration with the Tierney Learning Center and the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston’s Fun in the Sun camp, youth have continued their progress on their positive paths through Chalk Talk sport-based group therapy this summer.

In celebration of youth success and the one-year anniversary of our partnership, the Tierney Learning Center hosted Doc Wayne Family Night. Families interacted with Doc Wayne coaches while enjoying refreshments, an equipment raffle, and team slide show.

 

Doc Wayne and Tierney Learning Center staff on Family Night

Doc Wayne and Tierney Learning Center staff on Family Night

Youth involved in Global Life Empowerment (GLE) have been hard at work designing and painting a community mural with the theme “There is Unity in the Community!”

Youth painting GLE mural

Youth painting GLE mural

Work on GLE Mural Begins!

Work on GLE Mural Begins!

 

For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services, please contact us at info@docwayne.org and follow us on twitter @DocWayneDtG.

 

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Executive Director Delivers Powerful Pitch at Root Cause’s Social Innovator Showcase

16 May

Doc Wayne has experienced an exciting few months since being welcomed by Root Cause as a Social Innovator for “Breaking Down Barriers to Effective Mental Health Services.” Doc Wayne’s Executive Director, David S. Cohen, has worked tirelessly to prepare for the Social Innovator Showcase held on May 7th, 2014. With the assistance of the amazing team at Root Cause, David was poised to deliver a pitch he hopes will resonate with over 300 government, business and philanthropic leaders from Greater Boston in attendance. Doc Wayne aims to reach thousands of children and families in need of services and support in the coming years! You can watch David’s pitch that recounts a powerful story of youth transformation below. For more information on Doc Wayne please visit http://www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

 

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David Cohen’s pitch at Root Cause Showcase

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Doc Wayne staff and board members

Doc Wayne Youth Attend Junior Celtics Clinic

27 Jan

Saturday was an exciting day for many Doc Wayne Chalk Talk participants! Thirteen youth from the Tierney Learning Center at The Homes at Old Colony in South Boston had an opportunity to improve their basketball and leadership skills by participating in the Junior Celtics Program—a community outreach initiative presented by New England Baptist Hospital in partnership with the Boston Celtics. Rookie guard Phil Pressey led a skills training session and shared powerful words about hard work, positivity, and motivation. Even Lucky, the Celtics mascot, lent a helping hand by encouraging Doc Wayne’s youth to “Play to the Whistle” (a Doc Wayne curriculum skill) throughout practice. We’re looking forward to tracking the athletic and leadership development of Chalk Talk members participating in the Junior Celtics program over the next four weeks!

Check out photos from the event below!

Lucky with Doc Wayne youth and coaches

Lucky with Doc Wayne youth and coaches

Lucky and Doc Wayne youth

Lucky and Doc Wayne youth

Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen and TLC Coach Jose Sotz

Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen and TLC Coach Jose Sotz

For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services please email info@docwayne.org or visit http://www.docwayne.org.

Youth-Led Holiday Gift Drive a Success

14 Jan

It was a great season of giving for our youth at Doc Wayne. As a part of our Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program (http://www.docwayne.org/what-we-do/GLE), the Pumas from Youth Villages at Germaine Lawrence Campus worked hard to give back to those in need this season. In their first annual Puma Gift Drive, they were able donate a plethora of items ranging from food, clothes, personal hygiene, baby supplies and more to help those at an emergency shelter at HarborCOV, a domestic violence agency in Chelsea. Not only did the Pumas capture the do the good spirit in this project, but they also made a difference in their community during the holiday season.

Take a look at their success! We look forward to more projects this coming year with the YV Pumas and our other GLE players!

For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services please email info@docwayne.org or visit http://www.docwayne.org.

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Softball Season in Full Swing

6 Aug

Doc Wayne’s softball programming is deep into the summer season. Players and coaches have been “Playing to the Whistle” all season working on both their athletic and do the good® skills. A season within the Therapeutic Sports Program, softball is played in addition to soccer, basketball, and flag football.

Doc Wayne Girls Softball 2013

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Doc Wayne Youth Serve Local Communities

21 Jun

Doc Wayne Youth and Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Roulier planting tree

Doc Wayne Youth and Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Roulier planting tree

Doc Wayne Youth Teaching Basketball Skills at Assisted Living Residence

Doc Wayne Youth Teaching Basketball Skills at Assisted Living Residence

Recently, two Doc Wayne participating programs completed service projects within their communities. Projects included visiting an Assisted Living Residence in Greater Boston to help residents learn the basics of basketball and a tree planting project in the Worcester area. All projects were selected by the youth involved in Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program.

The Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program, supported by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, helps Doc Wayne participants stretch to a new level of competence and readiness in skills essential to their educational, clinical, vocational, and social functioning. The GLE component further assists participants in embedding the do the good curriculum in their lives by involving them in active management and shaping of the program.

For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services please email info@docwayne.org or visit http://www.docwayne.org.

Cohen Featured on JewishBoston.Com

3 Jun

David Cohen, Doc Wayne Youth Services’ Executive Director was featured in the Jewish Family Network’s JewishBoston.Com blog.

The full article titled, David Cohen: “Doing Good” – An Athlete and Entrepreneur “Plays It Forward” can be found here: http://www.jewishboston.com/60-jewish-family-network/blogs/5004-david-cohen-doing-good-an-athlete-and-entrepreneur-pays-it-forward

For more information on Doc Wayne please visit www.docwayne.org or email info@docwayne.org.