Training Boston Teen Leaders

Mattapan Youth Council member helping at holiday event.

Last week, our campaign to empower youth got off to a great start on #GivingTuesday. We’ve raised $631 and had over 25 social media shares about the campaign. This week, we’re focusing on 3 Boston SCI affiliated youth councils. Our goal is to raise $700 over the next week to cover the private funds SCI needs to train 60 Boston teen leaders.
The SCI youth council in partnership with the Asian American Civic Association in Boston’s Chinatown is focusing on a year-long Clean-up Chinatown Project.  The Youth Council has been engaging with organizations like the Boston Public Health Department and other organizations and businesses in Chinatown. The youth council is focused on educating Chinatown residents and businesses through by translating information and also directly engaging the community.  They have also been getting involved in the arts.  They have been collaborating with the American Repertory Theatre to write scripts that will be voice-played into podcasts.   The youth council’s scripts are focused on community heroes who are solving local problems.  These will scripts will be available online in a few weeks!
SCI is teaming up with Mattapan United to create a brand new youth council for their neighborhood this year.  Our AmeriCorps member Gia has been recruiting new members.  The youth volunteered with the younger children at the Mattapan United Winter Wonderland 3rd Annual Holiday Gathering and Tree Lighting last Friday. The Mattapan Youth Council teens are looking forward to distributing mini-grants to other youth initiated community projects. The mini-grants project is a key part of all the SCI youth council programs.

In Dorchester, the SCI youth council in partnership with the Boston Project Ministries has been holding a Teen Cafe to get teens to come together on the weekends.   Recently they’ve had speakers give self-defense demonstrations and also had discussion on having healthy futures.   They’re currently planning their MLK Jr. Day of Service

Can you help us reach our goal of $700 to train 60 Boston teen leaders?

We rely on private donors to provide youth with funds to run their service projects and provide mini-grants to their peers to develop community projects. Tax-deductible donations can be made via check to 165M New Boston St., Suite 233; Woburn, MA 01801 or on SCI’s Square Marketplace page. Anything you can do to help us reach our $700 goal for the week will make a big difference for Boston teens!