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Screenagers Movie Screening and Youth Panel Discussion

WHEN: March 22nd 7:00 - 8:30pm; WHERE: McDevitt Middle School; REGISTER: Click here to register. Support WPY by making it dinner and a movie! See below for details.


Through poignant & unexpectedly funny stories, along with insights from psychologists and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Join us for a screening followed by a youth panel discussion.


This FREE event is hosted by The Waltham Youth and Community Coalition (WYACC), a project of the Waltham Partnership for Youth. WYACC's mission is to support a culture of mental health & wellness, free of substance misuse, for Waltham Youth by connecting all sectors of the community, addressing root causes, and promoting advocacy, education, and policy change.


Chateau Fundraiser! March 22nd

On Wednesday, March 22nd bring this fundraiser ticket to the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham and enjoy lunch, dinner or take-out  When you present this ticket, The Chateau Restaurant will contribute 20% of the total bill to the Waltham Partnership for Youth!!!


Make it dinner and a movie!  After dinner, head down the street to McDevitt Middle School for our Screenagers event (see above).



Annual Linking Education and Business Breakfast March 30

Please join us in our work to transform the lives of the children and teens in Waltham by attending the Waltham Partnership for Youth's 2017 Linking Education and Business Breakfast.


Education in Waltham is changing. We are moving toward a more student-centered, project-based approach. To be successful, we need community partners and local businesses to join with us to offer experiential, interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students. Come learn how you can play an integral role in the changing landscape of education in Waltham! Register now! There are sponsorship opportunities available. Many thanks to our growing list of sponsors!



Thermo Fisher Scientific







Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham, Boston Properties, Hobbs Brook Management, Wolverine Worldwide







Bentley University, Embassy Suites Hotel, Heavy Hint Communications, The Nelson Companies, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Rockland Trust, Rotary Club of Waltham, Watertown Savings Bank



128 Business Council, 1265 Main, Allegra Printing, Brookline Bank, Callahan Construction Managers, Chateau Restaurant, Edward Jones, Fast Signs, Linda Y. King Memorial Fund, RTN Federal Credit Union, Thomas B. Stanley Jr. and Ruth B. Stanley Family Foundation, Stanton Insurance Agency, The Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff, Waltham Chamber of Commerce


In The News


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!


Waltham Youth Selected to Receive Grant to Fight Big Tobacco

Jan. 10, 2017 - The Trailblazers, a group of the Waltham Youth and Community Coalition, was recently awarded a $2,000 mini-grant from The 84 Movement to research the usage of flavored tobacco products among their peers, raise awareness about flavored products, and reduce the influence of Big Tobacco in their neighborhood.   Read more


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


Recent Events



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.



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.


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