social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

SCI Social Capital Inc. is excited to share it is launching its second annual Youth Grant Pitch Contest with the goal of empowering young people to identify and address pressing needs they see in the community. 

Youth groups in schools, clubs and after-school programs from the Greater Boston area are invited to apply by January 18th, 2023.  While we are open to youth teams from throughout the area, we are especially interested in youth from Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden and Woburn based on SCI’s current service area. 

You can learn more about the inaugural Youth Grant Pitch Contest here.

Participating youth groups commit to a 6-week virtual learning experience, for one hour a week in February and March.  Together, with the guidance and support of their professional volunteer coach, youth groups will develop their project ideas and be in the driver’s seat of positive change.  The program will culminate in the Pitch Contest, an in-person event on April 1st, 2023, where a panel of judges will award grant funds for project implementation to selected groups.  SCI will award $10,000 worth of grants to a minimum of 7 youth-led groups, who will have until November 2023 to complete their respective projects.

The goal of the 2023 YGPC is to provide youth with the opportunity to decide how to strengthen their community while practicing valuable professional skills such as public speaking, project management, and community organizing. Additionally, this program provides youth the opportunity for social engagement with other like-minded young people in the area and is a chance to positively impact the community!

Thank you to Kick It for a Cause and Winning Home, Inc. for their support of this project!

Interested in getting involved?  We are looking for youth groups, volunteer pitch coaches, judges, and workshop instructors to join us in this exciting project!  Contact SCI Project Management Consultant, Polly Mendoza, at, or by phone at 617-682-6887.