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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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Global Life Empowerment (GLE) Month #3 – Nutrition Project

10 Apr

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program (http://www.docwayne.org/what-we-do/GLE), funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program program,  focused on nutrition and the skill “Power Up” for month #3. Participants learned the importance of making healthy food choices and how that directly impacts their performance on and off the playing field.

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Doc Wayne's Global Life Empowerment Month #3 Nutrition Project

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment Month #3 Nutrition Project 

 

Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen, GM Rebekah Roulier, and Global Life Empowerment (GLE) Participant handing out fruit salad.
Doc Wayne Executive Director David Cohen, GM Rebekah Roulier, and Global Life Empowerment (GLE) Participant handing out fruit salad.

Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Roulier and Global Life Empowerment (GLE) Participant making fruit salad

Doc Wayne GM Rebekah Roulier and Global Life Empowerment (GLE) Participant making fruit salad

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment Month #3 Nutrition Project
Doc Wayne's Global Life Empowerment Project

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment Project

Global Life Empowerment Participant

Global Life Empowerment Participant

Doc Wayne Launches Global Life Empowerment Program

25 Feb

Brainstorming for Team Media Guide Project

Brainstorming for Team Media Guide Project

Doc Wayne recently launched its Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program. The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to enhance after-school and out-of-school time programs and services to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of public and non-public school-age youth during the school year and the summer months.

Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program enhancement, made possible through the ASOST-Q grant, 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 will further assist Doc Wayne youth in embedding our do the good curriculum in their lives by involving them in active management and shaping of the program. The GLE seeks to (1) empower youth by giving them a voice, (2) provide additional out of the classroom writing and alternative self-expression opportunities and (3) teach self-regulation, social skills, and help youth learn to advocate for themselves, their needs, and desires in appropriate ways. The participants work cooperatively as a team, guided by their coach, to produce an e-Journal sharing their responses to suggested changes, lessons learned, and group leadership activities experienced.

We are happy to report that the first Forum meeting was a great success with one youth sharing, “this was a great new way to connect with my team off the court” and another adding, “it was good to be apart of something positive with others.”

In addition to feedback from program participants, their coaches and mentors, Doc Wayne has been equipped with the APT-O (Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool-Observation), APT-Q (Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool-Questionnaire), and SAYO (Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes) to document the impact of the ASOST-Q grant on our youth served, educational facilities, and communities.

For more information on Doc Wayne’s Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program please contact Rebekah Roulier, Ed.M at rroulier@docwayne.org.