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WPY’s Annual Linking Education and Business Breakfast

April 11, 2019, 7:30-9:30 am at Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham

Registration is now open for the 2019 Linking Education and Business Breakfast fundraiser. We are excited to have guest speaker Travis McCready, President and CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center, deliver a talk about the power and potential of early work-based learning experiences to positively impact individual lives as well as the entire Life Sciences industry.  To register or learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here. To learn more about Travis McCready, click here.

 

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors for the Linking Education and Business Breakfast:

 

DIAMOND Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are grateful beyond words for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, this year's Diamond Sponsor. Newton-Wellesley's support has been instrumental in helping us build capacity for our rapidly growing high school summer internship program. They are also key supporters of our Youth Interpreters Program and our Transportation Study. The hospital's deep commitment to healthy communities is also evidenced by the outstanding work they do through the Newton-Wellesley Collaborative for Healthy Families and Communities. Waltham is unquestionably a stronger, healthier community thanks to their support.

 

GOLD Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER Level

128 Business Council

AstraZeneca

Bentley University

The Chateau

Heavy Hint Communications

Nova Biomedical

Rockland Trust

Waltham Rotary Club

 

 

2019 WPY Summer Internship Program

Preparation for our Summer Internship Program is underway! There are over 60 positions available at 20 employer hosts, in exciting fields ranging from education to biomedical research. Students have submitted applications and are being screened by WPY staff. After a long interview and matching process, students will begin 6-week paid internships in July, and will also participate in a series of job skills workshops. For more information visit our  WPY Summer Internship Website or contact jessica@walthampartnershipforyouth.com

 

Mental Health Awareness Event

May 25, 2019, 12:00-4:00 pm at the Waltham Common and Government Center -

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ivy Watts, Founder of Beautifully Simply You, and Waltham Partnership for Youth are excited to announce the first annual Mental Health Awareness Event on May 25, 2019 from 12-4 PM (Rain Date May 26, 2019 12-4 PM). For information on the activities, or to volunteer, sponsor the event, or host an exhibitor table, visit our Mental Health Awareness Event Website or contact Ivy Watts at ivywatts54@gmail.com.

 

WPY Coalition - Join Now!

Are you interested in supporting a culture of mental health and wellness, free from substance misuse, and advocating for a safe, just environment where young people can thrive? If so, you should consider joining the WPY Coalition. Led by a set of guiding principles that include family involvement, youth leadership, diversity & inclusion, and equity & excellence, the WPY Coalition seeks to connect all sectors of the community to aid in youth prevention of substance misuse and promote mental health and well-being. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 2:00-3:30 at the Waltham High School. For more information or to find resources, view the WPY Coalition Website.

 

 

 

Recent News & Events

 

Ready? Set? Job!

February 16, 2019 - Once again, WPY and our partners at the Waltham Recreation Department, Waltham High School, More than Words, and Waltham Public Library hosted “Ready? Set? Job!” - a career readiness bootcamp for Waltham  High School Students. Students learned skills to help land jobs this summer, participated in workshops on resume and cover letter writing, and had a chance to network with employers! For more information about the Summer Internship Program, view the WPY Summer Internship Website.

 

Enter the Digital World of Your Tween/Teen

January 9, 2019 - Parents, students, school staff, and community members attended a talk given by Dr. Jill Walsh that outlined the landscape of tween digital media use. We learned about the ways and extent to which digital technology impacts our children, and gained insights on navigating this world with them. This event was open to the public, and co-sponsored by WPY and the PTO’s of the Kennedy and McDevitt Middle Schools.

 

4th Annual Adult Team Trivia Night

November 8, 2018 - We had a full house and a great time at this year's Adult Team Trivia night. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and over 200 participants for helping us to meet our fundraising goal for this event! Congrats to the Rotary Club’s “Civic Calvary” for their first place win, and to the Waltham Recreation Department’s “Let’s Get Quizzical” team for winning the Best Team Spirit award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waltham Community Comes Together to Address Anxiety

November 1, 2018 - Over 100 students, parents, school staff, and community members attended WPY’s free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth & hope. The film was followed by an informative panel discussion with educators, students, and adolescent health professionals from Boston Children’s and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals. Click here and Angstmovie.com/resources for information and tips on managing anxiety.

 

2018 WPY Annual Meeting

October 10, 2018 - We had a great turnout for our Annual Meeting, welcoming our long-time supporters as well as many new faces! Our Executive Director, Kaytie Dowcett, led her presentation with an announcement that WPY has secured five more years of Drug Free Community funding! Other highlights included a presentation of the work being done to address mental health and substance abuse, our transportation study - Waltham Rides Together!, and our growing high school internship program. Please see our Current Initiatives tab to learn more! (Pictured at left) - Kaytie Dowcett with guest speaker, Stevenson Youyoute, who shared his experience in our Summer Internship program.

 

Shoppers Cafe 5K to Benefit WPY

September 16, 2018 - Shoppers Cafe hosted their 5K, with proceeds to benefit WPY! A big thank you to Marathon Sports, Shoppers Cafe, event donors, and the many runners, walkers, and volunteers. Congratulations to the winners in each age group! Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club Running Club (pictured above) for supporting us!

 

Boston Globe Reports on WPY’s collaboration with Meadowscaping for Biodiversity

August 3, 2018. This summer, six students in WPY’s summer internship program worked for the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), run by the non-profit Meadowscaping for Biodiversity. YEEP gives high school students the opportunity to help the environment while earning money and gaining valuable work skills. YEEP students established a business selling plants and gardening services, with a focus on native plant species that attract bees, butterflies and moths to build local biodiversity. The goal of the WPY summer internship program is to provide a diverse group of Waltham youth with meaningful development opportunities. To read the full Boston Globe article click here.

 

Congratulations to Brandeis University for receiving the 2018 Good Neighbor Award (image at left).

 

WPY also recognized the nearly 20 employers across various industries who committed to hosting Waltham High School interns this summer. If you're interested in learning more or hosting an intern in 2019, please email Kaytie Dowcett kdowcett@walthampartnershipforyouth.org.

 

Thank you to our 2018 Breakfast sponsors (PDF)

Click to see larger PDF image.

BRONZE Level

1265 Main

Brookline Bank

Callahan Construction Managers

Edward Jones

Frenova Renal Research

RTN Federal Credit Union

Stanton Insurance Agency

The Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff

Waltham Boys and Girls Club

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Archived News

 

Upcoming Events

 

WPY’s Annual Linking Education and Business Breakfast

April 11, 2019, 7:30-9:30 am at Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham

Registration is now open for the 2019 Linking Education and Business Breakfast fundraiser. We are excited to have guest speaker Travis McCready, President and CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center, deliver a talk about the power and potential of early work-based learning experiences to positively impact individual lives as well as the entire Life Sciences industry.  To register or learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here. To learn more about Travis McCready, click here.

 

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors for the Linking Education and Business Breakfast:

 

DIAMOND Level

 

 

 

 

We are grateful beyond words for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, this year's Diamond Sponsor. Newton-Wellesley's support has been instrumental in helping us build capacity for our rapidly growing high school summer internship program. They are also key supporters of our Youth Interpreters Program and our Transportation Study. The hospital's deep commitment to healthy communities is also evidenced by the outstanding work they do through the Newton-Wellesley Collaborative for Healthy Families and Communities. Waltham is unquestionably a stronger, healthier community thanks to their support.

 

GOLD Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER Level

128 Business Council

AstraZeneca

Bentley University

The Chateau

Heavy Hint Communications

Nova Biomedical

Rockland Trust

Waltham Rotary Club

 

BRONZE Level

1265 Main

Brookline Bank

Callahan Construction Managers

Edward Jones

Frenova Renal Research

RTN Federal Credit Union

Stanton Insurance Agency

The Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff

Waltham Boys and Girls Club

 

 

Recent News & Events

 

Ready? Set? Job!

February 16, 2019, 9:30 am-3:30pm at Waltham Recreation Department -

Once again, WPY and our partners at the Waltham Recreation Department, Waltham High School, More than Words, and Waltham Public Library hosted “Ready? Set? Job!” - a career readiness bootcamp for Waltham  High School Students. Students learned skills to help land jobs this summer, participated in workshops on resume and cover letter writing, and had a chance to network with employers! For more information about the Summer Internship Program, view the WPY Summer Internship Website.

 

Enter the Digital World of Your Tween/Teen

January 9, 2019 - Parents, students, school staff, and community members attended a talk given by Dr. Jill Walsh that outlined the landscape of tween digital media use. We learned about the ways and extent to which digital technology impacts our children, and gained insights on navigating this world with them. This event was open to the public, and co-sponsored by WPY and the PTO’s of the Kennedy and McDevitt Middle Schools.

 

4th Annual Adult Team Trivia Night

November 8, 2018 - We had a full house and a great time at this year's Adult Team Trivia night. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and over 200 participants for helping us to meet our fundraising goal for this event! Congrats to the Rotary Club’s “Civic Calvary” for their first place win, and to the Waltham Recreation Department’s “Let’s Get Quizzical” team for winning the Best Team Spirit award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waltham Community Comes Together to Address Anxiety

November 1, 2018 - Over 100 students, parents, school staff, and community members attended WPY’s free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth & hope. The film was followed by an informative panel discussion with educators, students, and adolescent health professionals from Boston Children’s and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals. Click here and Angstmovie.com/resources for information and tips on managing anxiety.

 

2018 WPY Annual Meeting

October 10, 2018 - We had a great turnout for our Annual Meeting, welcoming our long-time supporters as well as many new faces! Our Executive Director, Kaytie Dowcett, led her presentation with an announcement that WPY has secured five more years of Drug Free Community funding! Other highlights included a presentation of the work being done to address mental health and substance abuse, our transportation study - Waltham Rides Together!, and our growing high school internship program. Please see our Current Initiatives tab to learn more! (Pictured at left) - Kaytie Dowcett with guest speaker, Stevenson Youyoute, who shared his experience in our Summer Internship program.

 

Shoppers Cafe 5K to Benefit WPY

September 16, 2018 - Shoppers Cafe hosted their 5K, with proceeds to benefit WPY! A big thank you to Marathon Sports, Shoppers Cafe, event donors, and the many runners, walkers, and volunteers. Congratulations to the winners in each age group! Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club Running Club (pictured above) for supporting us!

 

Boston Globe Reports on WPY’s collaboration with Meadowscaping for Biodiversity

August 3, 2018. This summer, six students in WPY’s summer internship program worked for the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), run by the non-profit Meadowscaping for Biodiversity. YEEP gives high school students the opportunity to help the environment while earning money and gaining valuable work skills. YEEP students established a business selling plants and gardening services, with a focus on native plant species that attract bees, butterflies and moths to build local biodiversity. The goal of the WPY summer internship program is to provide a diverse group of Waltham youth with meaningful development opportunities. To read the full Boston Globe article click here.

 

Screenagers Event Underscores Difficulty of Finding Right Balance of Technology in School and in Life

May 29, 2018 - Over 100 parents and students attended WPY's community viewing of Screenagers followed by a panel discussion among high school students and Sandra Malec, Interim Administrator of Educational Technology Integration for Waltham Public Schools. Click here for the Screenagers Parent Guide to a well-balanced digital life.

 

WPY's Annual Linking Education & Business Breakfast

April 11, 2018 - Nearly 200 local business and community leaders gathered to learn about how hands-on learning opportunities and internships can provide youth with access to a pathway in STEM careers, while also helping to ensure a skilled workforce. Many thanks to Dr. Melodie Knowlton for delivering an inspirational keynote address. Dr. Knowlton is the Head of the Thomas M. Menino Vertex Learning Lab, a 3,000 sq. ft. classroom and laboratory space at Vertex’s corporate headquarters in Boston.

 

Congratulations to Brandeis University for receiving the 2018 Good Neighbor Award (image at left).

 

WPY also recognized the nearly 20 employers across various industries who committed to hosting Waltham High School interns this summer. If you're interested in learning more or hosting an intern in 2019, please email Kaytie Dowcett kdowcett@walthampartnershipforyouth.org.

 

Thank you to our 2018 Breakfast sponsors (PDF)

Click to see larger PDF image.

Archived News

 

Upcoming Events

 

WPY’s Annual Linking Education and Business Breakfast

April 11, 2019, 7:30-9:30 am at Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham

Save the date for the 2019 Linking Education and Business Breakfast fundraiser. We are excited to have guest speaker Travis McCready, President and CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center, deliver a talk about the power and potential of early work-based learning experiences to positively impact individual lives as well as the entire Life Sciences industry.  To learn more about Travis, click here.

 

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors for the Linking Education and Business Breakfast:

 

DIAMOND Level

 

 

 

 

We are grateful beyond words for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, this year's Diamond Sponsor. Newton-Wellesley's support has been instrumental in helping us build capacity for our rapidly growing high school summer internship program. They are also key supporters of our Youth Interpreters Program and our Transportation Study. The hospital's deep commitment to healthy communities is also evidenced by the outstanding work they do through the Newton-Wellesley Collaborative for Healthy Families and Communities. Waltham is unquestionably a stronger, healthier community thanks to their support.

 

GOLD Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER Level

128 Business Council

AstraZeneca

Bentley University

The Chateau

Heavy Hint Communications

Nova Biomedical

Rockland Trust

Waltham Rotary Club

 

BRONZE Level

1265 Main

Brookline Bank

Callahan Construction Managers

Edward Jones

Frenova Renal Research

RTN Federal Credit Union

Stanton Insurance Agency

The Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff

Waltham Boys and Girls Club

 

 

Recent News & Events

 

Ready? Set? Job!

February 16, 2019, 9:30 am-3:30pm at Waltham Recreation Department -

Once again, WPY and our partners at the Waltham Recreation Department, Waltham High School, More than Words, and Waltham Public Library hosted “Ready? Set? Job!” - a career readiness bootcamp for Waltham  High School Students. Students learned skills to help land jobs this summer, participated in workshops on resume and cover letter writing, and had a chance to network with employers! For more information about the Summer Internship Program, view the WPY Summer Internship Website.

 

Enter the Digital World of Your Tween/Teen

January 9, 2019 - Parents, students, school staff, and community members attended a talk given by Dr. Jill Walsh that outlined the landscape of tween digital media use. We learned about the ways and extent to which digital technology impacts our children, and gained insights on navigating this world with them. This event was open to the public, and co-sponsored by WPY and the PTO’s of the Kennedy and McDevitt Middle Schools.

 

4th Annual Adult Team Trivia Night

November 8, 2018 - We had a full house and a great time at this year's Adult Team Trivia night. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and over 200 participants for helping us to meet our fundraising goal for this event! Congrats to the Rotary Club’s “Civic Calvary” for their first place win, and to the Waltham Recreation Department’s “Let’s Get Quizzical” team for winning the Best Team Spirit award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waltham Community Comes Together to Address Anxiety

November 1, 2018 - Over 100 students, parents, school staff, and community members attended WPY’s free screening of ANGST, a film about anxiety, truth & hope. The film was followed by an informative panel discussion with educators, students, and adolescent health professionals from Boston Children’s and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals. Click here and Angstmovie.com/resources for information and tips on managing anxiety.

 

2018 WPY Annual Meeting

October 10, 2018 - We had a great turnout for our Annual Meeting, welcoming our long-time supporters as well as many new faces! Our Executive Director, Kaytie Dowcett, led her presentation with an announcement that WPY has secured five more years of Drug Free Community funding! Other highlights included a presentation of the work being done to address mental health and substance abuse, our transportation study - Waltham Rides Together!, and our growing high school internship program. Please see our Current Initiatives tab to learn more! (Pictured at left) - Kaytie Dowcett with guest speaker, Stevenson Youyoute, who shared his experience in our Summer Internship program.

 

Shoppers Cafe 5K to Benefit WPY

September 16, 2018 - Shoppers Cafe hosted their 5K, with proceeds to benefit WPY! A big thank you to Marathon Sports, Shoppers Cafe, event donors, and the many runners, walkers, and volunteers. Congratulations to the winners in each age group! Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club Running Club (pictured above) for supporting us!

 

Boston Globe Reports on WPY’s collaboration with Meadowscaping for Biodiversity

August 3, 2018. This summer, six students in WPY’s summer internship program worked for the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), run by the non-profit Meadowscaping for Biodiversity. YEEP gives high school students the opportunity to help the environment while earning money and gaining valuable work skills. YEEP students established a business selling plants and gardening services, with a focus on native plant species that attract bees, butterflies and moths to build local biodiversity. The goal of the WPY summer internship program is to provide a diverse group of Waltham youth with meaningful development opportunities. To read the full Boston Globe article click here.

 

Screenagers Event Underscores Difficulty of Finding Right Balance of Technology in School and in Life

May 29, 2018 - Over 100 parents and students attended WPY's community viewing of Screenagers followed by a panel discussion among high school students and Sandra Malec, Interim Administrator of Educational Technology Integration for Waltham Public Schools. Click here for the Screenagers Parent Guide to a well-balanced digital life.

 

WPY's Annual Linking Education & Business Breakfast

April 11, 2018 - Nearly 200 local business and community leaders gathered to learn about how hands-on learning opportunities and internships can provide youth with access to a pathway in STEM careers, while also helping to ensure a skilled workforce. Many thanks to Dr. Melodie Knowlton for delivering an inspirational keynote address. Dr. Knowlton is the Head of the Thomas M. Menino Vertex Learning Lab, a 3,000 sq. ft. classroom and laboratory space at Vertex’s corporate headquarters in Boston.

 

Congratulations to Brandeis University for receiving the 2018 Good Neighbor Award (image at left).

 

WPY also recognized the nearly 20 employers across various industries who committed to hosting Waltham High School interns this summer. If you're interested in learning more or hosting an intern in 2019, please email Kaytie Dowcett kdowcett@walthampartnershipforyouth.org.

 

Thank you to our 2018 Breakfast sponsors (PDF)

Click to see larger PDF image.