Openly communicate with your children. Listen to their concerns. Share why you disapprove of underage drinking and other substance use. Be realistic and understanding about the pressures they are facing. Help youth find risk taking activities that are healthy. Find Out More
Provides support to children, teens, and families experiencing or anticipating grief due to the death of a significant person. Services available include counseling, bereavement groups, educational literature, and workshops. For more information, click here, call 855-774-5100, or email ChildLife@CareDimensions.org.
Interface Mental Health Referral Service
A mental health and wellness referral system at William James College, working in partnership with WPY since 2007 to serve the Waltham community. Many thanks to Boston Children's Hospital for generously providing matching funds for this service. Read More
Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment and Youth Interpreters
WPY's Language Access for Civic Engagement (LACE) program is designed to help make meetings and events accessible to our non-English speaking community members. There are two components of the program:
1. Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment: We have twenty headsets and receivers, and two microphones and transmitters available. This allows for interpretation in up to two languages for up to twenty participants.
The equipment does not provide automatic interpretation. It is meant to be used with the services of a live human interpreter. You are required to coordinate your own interpreter. We encourage you to consider hiring our youth interpreters (see below).
2. Youth Interpreters: A cohort of Spanish/English bilingual high school students have completed 30 hours of training in community interpretation. They are available for hire! As this is a highly specialized skill, we recommend paying interpreters at least $15/hour.
All requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis.
The Linda Y. King Memorial Fund awards grants up to $2,000 each to Waltham Public School teachers to enhance the use of technology in the classroom. This money can be used to buy equipment or provide funding for other teacher projects. The fund, which is managed by the Waltham Partnership for Youth, was established in memory of Linda Y. King, a teacher for seventeen years in the Waltham Public Schools, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2003. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher, teacher's aide, director of Project G.A.T.E., and finally, from 1993 to 2003 as a teacher of Educational Technology.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Linda Y. King Memorial Fund c/o the Waltham Partnership for Youth, Inc. 510 Moody Street, Waltham MA 02453.
For grant application instructions, please click here.