Bringing Communities Together

       Sharing Challenges

               Creating Solutions

Launch: Youth Summit

December, 2015

The Participants

Over 130 People

13 Youth Organizations from all over Greater Boston, from Dorchester to Somerville to Newton

Employers, youth serving organizations, and policy makers

The Focus

The Summit created an opportunity for teens from diverse communities to learn from each other, and build relationships

The teens engaged with adults on their communities' challenges and their causes, and identified solutions

Outcomes

Youth participants prioritized key challenges for our work going forward:

  • Youth employment​

  • Strengthening community and support networks

  • Improving communities' response to mental wellness

We Sparked a community of youth and adults committed to positive change

“You are giving us opportunities to take charge and let us do it ourselves.  SparkShare wants us to be the cause of our change.”

- Paulo, South Boston teen core group

Community Support Summit

April, 2016

The Participants

50 - 60 youth and youth-serving organizations from Charlestown, Chinatown, South Boston, and Woburn

The Focus

What skills do youth and adults need to build healthy relationships?

How can we strengthen community and support for and with young people?

Outcomes

This summit Sparked the launch of the "Building a Stronger and Safer South Boston" community partnership

Created a roadmap for building new community partnerships to strengthen support networks

Contact:

info@sparkshare.org

50 Milk Street,

Boston, MA 02109

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