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Equipping Our Youth for the Future
$4,280 raised
86% of $5k goal
20 contributors
42 Weeks running

Lower Roxbury – Learning from the Past to Build a Stronger Future

Through in-person interviews and storytelling, youth and senior citizens will document significant changes that have happened in the Lenox-Camden community. By raising awareness and suggesting ways that residents of all ages can address challenges together, this Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project will help build a sense of community identity and cohesion that will be the building blocks for collaborating on strategies to strengthen the community and help it thrive.

In addition to learning more about their neighborhood, the youth involved in the project will develop valuable life skills, including self-confidence, empathy, project planning, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. Additional long-term goals of the project are community transformation through intergenerational cooperation, and deeper relationships and increased collaboration between organizations and residents for the benefit of resident youth and the neighborhood overall.

The funds raised here will help to pay the youth for their participation in this project as a job, pay  the program staff for their facilitation and coordination, & provide materials and snacks for the program. The program will run from January through June 2019. Youth will meet weekly for two hours with an adult facilitator.

 

This project is a collaboration between Emmanuel Gospel CenterVibrant Boston, and CrossTown Church.  

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