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Doc Wayne Youth Celebrate Earth Day by Giving Back

30 Apr

Doc Wayne Global Life Empowerment youth participated in a week long celebration of Earth Day and gave back to the community of South Boston. Supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program, Global Life Empowerment helps Doc Wayne participants stretch to a new level of competence and readiness in skills essential to their educational, clinical, vocational, and social functioning.

In a series of projects initiated and planned by youth, Earth Day was celebrated over the course of a week by joining in on activities at the Franklin Park Zoo, completing a community clean up, and serving as volunteers for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Charles River/Muddy River Clean Up.

A closing celebration was held at the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center to recognize the efforts of youth and staff involved in this week of service.

Thank you to our many partners including the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center, the Franklin Park Zoo, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Beacon Communities, and D’Angelos.

A special thanks to Jose Sotz, Tyler Germond and Kristian Jones for supporting Doc Wayne youth throughout the project. For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services, please visit www.docwayne.org, contact us at info@docwayne.org, or follow us on Twitter @DocWayneDtG.


Doc Wayne Youth Give Back this Thanksgiving

4 Dec

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, made a positive difference in their community this Thanksgiving.

Cards, crafts, and baked goods were delivered to Marian Manor Nursing Home, Longwood Public Safety, and the Boston Police Department’s C-6 District.  

Youth at South Boston’s Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center (TLC) planned and organized the project with guidance from Jose Sotz (TLC – Program & Technology Coordinator) and Tyler Germond (Doc Wayne Intern & Endicott College Student).

Teens from Calvary Chapel Chelmsford donated homemade baked goods to assist Doc Wayne youth in their efforts.

Tyler Germond & Jose Sotz

Tyler Germond & Jose Sotz

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 info@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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