We Are the Change: A Powerful Evening Celebrating Youth Voice and Active Citizenship

 

It is a pleasure for me to share and boast of the work of the Social Capital Inc. Dorchester Youth Council and area teens who have been working diligently to create projects that are designed to positively influence and strengthen the Dorchester community.

On Monday June 11, we will be honoring these young leaders for their hard work and accomplishments at our annual “We Are The Change Community Showcase.” Meet the young leaders of Dorchester addressing important issues in our community.  Celebrate their accomplishments and support their causes.  Hear special remaks delivered by Senator Jack Hart as well as other key members of the community on youth civic engagement. 

The event will highlight the successes of the Dorchester Youth Council in completing over 1000 hours of community service as well as the projects funded through the 2007 $10,000 Mini Grant process. Starting in early December, the Dorchester Youth Council received training in philanthropy, and decided on seven worthy projects to fund.

This year’s recipients are youth-led and initiated projects that span different focus areas ranging from developing safe parks, creating positive media documentaries to prevent youth violence, and, planting urban gardens. The event will be starting at 7pm at the Great Hall (6 Norfolk St) in Codman Square. The evening will consist of presentations from the young people and examples of their successful projects.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Please call (617) 474-1422 for more information or to RSVP