October 10, 2018, 8:30-10:30 am at Boys and Girls Club - WPY is on the move! Our high school internship program is growing, we secured five more years of Drug Free Community funding, and we just launched our transportation initiative - Waltham Rides Together! Join us as we celebrate our recent accomplishments and share our vision of an entire community working together to ensure that Waltham youth are healthy, happy, and ready to succeed in college, career, and community! This event is free of charge and open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
4th Annual Adult Team Trivia Night
November 8, 2018, 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30) at American Legion. Registration is now open for this year’s Team Trivia fundraising event! With returning Trivia Host, Jeremy Lewis, it promises to be another exciting evening filled with laughter and spirited competition. Congrats to last year’s Best Team Name winners, the Bald and the Beautiful, and we can’t wait to see who wins the Best Team Spirit Award this year! Click here for more details and to register. Registration will close when tables are filled, so register early!
WYACC Meetings Resume in September – Join Now!
The next meeting will take place on October 3, 2018 at 2:00-3:30 PM at the Waltham High School. Subsequent meetings will be held in the same location and time the first Wednesday of every month. 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 Waltham Youth and Community Coalition (WYACC). Led by a set of guiding principles that include family involvement, youth leadership, diversity & inclusion, and equity & excellence, WYACC seeks to connect all sectors of the community to aid in youth prevention of substance misuse and promote mental health and well-being.
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.
Recent News & Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.