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Doc Wayne Youth Ready for Winter Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation

22 Jan

The snow is falling, the temperatures are dropping and the anticipation of winter is over! Winter has arrived. Lucky enough for the team here at Doc Wayne we know our kids will be extra warm this winter thanks to the Highland Street Foundation.

The Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts and California. The Foundation directs their efforts to providing access and opportunities in the areas of education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment and the arts.  The Highland Street Foundation has contributed more than $165 million to non-profit organizations since its establishment in 1989.

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Doc Wayne kids showing off their new coats

Our mission at Doc Wayne is to fuse sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth and our goal is to help young people find their positive path and become responsible contributing members of society. Our relationship with the Highland Street Foundation, who shares similar goals and values as Doc Wayne began in July 2015, when the organization was selected to receive a Community Impact Consultant.

Recently Doc Wayne received a call from the Highland Street Foundation offering to donate winter coats to our youth. We are extremely appreciative of this generous donation. With 85 brand new jackets and smiles, Doc Wayne youth are ready for whatever winter has in store!

To learn more about The Highland Street Foundation visit: http://www.highlandstreet.org

For more information about Doc Wayne please contact us at info@docwayne.org and follow us @DocWayneDtG

 

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Boston Celtics Donate Gear to Doc Wayne Boys Program

9 Aug

After completing Doc Wayne’s Week #4 Summer Olympics Session,  players filled each other’s tanks with praise and received recognition in the closing “Circle Up.” Thanks to the Boston Celtics CommUNITY team (http://www.nba.com/celtics/community_community-index.html) each player then received either an “NBA Cares” or an “NBA Fit to Win” T-Shirt for their effort “Playing to the Whistle” on and off the field this past week.

Doc Wayne‘s mission is to offer youth an innovative group therapy experience delivered through the medium of team sports stressing positive youth development.

Participants include youth who are:

  • Victims of abuse and/or neglect
  • Underserved
  • Sexually exploited
  • Impoverished
  • Truant
  • Differently-abled
  • Mentally ill