Waltham Trailblazers Featured in CADCA Newsletter!: Coalitions in Action: Waltham Trailblazers
Nov. 7, 2016 - The Waltham Youth and Community Coalition, a project of the Waltham Partnership for Youth, is an entirely youth-focused coalition. Yet even within those parameters, the organization decided to form a subgroup of youth called the Waltham Trailblazers. Keep reading!
Mayoral Youth Summit
On Oct. 29, 2016, the first-annual Mayoral Youth Summit was held. One hundred and eighty Waltham High School students attended the event, entitled Amplify: Using Student Voice to Make a Stronger Waltham. Sponsored by the Mayor's Office, in partnership with WPY and the Waltham Public Schools, the event was developed by students for students as an opportunity to talk about important issues such as diversity, racial tension, substance abuse among youth, and preparing for life after high school. Many city and school leaders and over thirty community based organizations were there to support students and listen to their concerns and ideas. It was a powerful day and an important step toward a stronger, more inclusive community. Members of the student planning committee describe the event here.
WPY welcomes new Executive Director Kaytie Dowcett
July 13, 2016 - We’re excited to announce that rising Waltham educator Kaytie Dowcett has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Waltham Partnership for Youth (WPY). Congrats!
Mayor Jeannette McCarthy serves with Kaytie on the school committee. She hailed her hiring as an “excellent choice for the Partnership for Youth, the City of Waltham and most importantly our youth!” Read More
Team Trivia Fundraiser
On Nov. 3, 2016, WPY hosted its second-annual Team Trivia fundraiser! Over one hundred people showed up to support WPY and engage in some healthy competition. Congrats to the Kiwanis 'Buzzkills' for taking first place and to the Smartinis for winning Best Team Name. And many thanks to our generous sponsors.