OUR MISSION AND VISION
WPY collaborates with youth, families, and partner organizations to address long-standing systemic inequities while building a community of belonging and opportunity for Waltham youth. We envision a world where young people have the skills, resources and opportunities to participate fully in their communities and create their own paths to success and well-being.
We will ensure that all young people feel welcome, connected, fully accepted, and loved as they are; their voices are valued and important.
We believe that when we intentionally and proactively build relationships with colleagues, students, families, and community partners, we are better positioned to affect community-level change.
We approach all interactions with a sensitivity to the unique lives of others and a commitment to minimizing harm.
We believe that real change requires that we be truthful with ourselves and others about what works and what does not and that we have the courage to do the right thing, especially when it is hard.
We believe in the power and potential of all young people and seek to include youth as co-creators of our work.
WPY won a five-year grant from the Cummings Foundation in 2020! Our grant is being used to expand our Career Exploration and Training Efforts, including our High School Summer Internship Program, Interpretation and Translation Apprenticeship Program, and Social Justice in Education Program. Read more HERE, and visit The Cummings Foundation website. Thank you Cummings Foundation!
2022 Equity Partner
AstraZeneca has been a dedicated partner and generous supporter of WPY for many years, including as one of the most popular employer partners in our Summer Internship Program, providing students with hands-on, lab-based experience in cutting edge research at their BioHub in Waltham. Thank you, AstraZeneca, for supporting WPY this year as an Equity Partner sponsor!
Click here for a complete list of donors.