Tag Archives: Global Life Empowerment

Doc Wayne Youth Help Kids Stay Warm This Winter

9 Nov

Doc Wayne (www.docwayne.org) Global Life Empowerment youth recently completed their fall project, helping youth in intensive foster care stay warm and feel cared for this upcoming holidaunnamedy season.

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.

This year’s fall project involved making cozy no-sew fleece blankets. To start, youth and their coaches layered two blankets, and then cut squares in each corner. Youth then cut strips on all four sides and then tied the two fleece layers together. These six blankets will be donated to Communities For People’s Intensive Foster Ca
re Program
 (http://www.wefostercare.org/) to be wrapped up as holiday gifts. This program is not only rewarding and beneficial to our Doc Wayne youth, but also to our interns and staff involved.

The Global Life Empowerment team will return to South Boston this week to help youth plant bulbs to beautiful the South Boston community this upcoming spring.

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Thank you to our partner the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center and the Global Life Empowerment team of staff and interns for their amazing work with our youth this fall season.

For more information about Doc Wayne please visit http://www.docwayne.org or follow us @DocWayneDtG.

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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.

Mural Complete in South Boston

14 Aug

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.

Doc Wayne volunteer coaches, Jose and Andrew, show off the work of their team of youth.

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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.

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!

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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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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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.