When

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
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Where

Embassy Suites Hotel 
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
 

 
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Contact

Kaytie Dowcett 
Waltham Partnership for Youth 
781-314-3367 
kdowcett@walthampartnershipforyouth.org 

2019 Linking Education & Business Breakfast

The Waltham Partnership for Youth invites you to attend the 2019 Linking Education and Business Breakfast.  

At Waltham Partnership for Youth, we focus on aligning the talent, energy, and resources of community stakeholders like you to the needs of children and teens. Our goal is to build opportunities for youth to thrive into adulthood by creating initiatives between business, community, and educational institutions. Come learn how you can play a role in driving high-impact community partnerships and transform the lives of Waltham youth!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
As a corporate sponsor of the annual breakfast, attended by more than 200 community leaders and partners, your company will receive significant recognition for your commitment to the Waltham Partnership for Youth’s vision of providing every young person in Waltham the resources and opportunities they need to achieve success. 

Your support impacts thousands of Waltham's children and teens through notable WPY programs, including:

  • WPY Coalition: This coalition of youth, parents, educators, policy makers, and health care professionals meets monthly to devise strategies and plan activities designed to reduce substance misuse among Waltham youth and promote mental health and wellness.  
  • WPY Trailblazers: A subgroup of the WPY Coalition, these teen leaders participate in anti-vaping education, youth leadership development, and trainings on community organizing, policy, and advocacy. They are focused on educating their peers and creating community-wide change to reduce substance use and increase mental health.
  • WPY Youth Interpreters Program: Bilingual high school students participate in 30 hours of training to become community interpreters; they are then eligible to be hired by community partners to interpret at community meetings and events.
  • WPY Summer Internship Program: WPY coordinates the placement of Waltham High School students in 6-week paid summer internships at companies in and around Waltham. Students who participate receive job experience and exposure to the world of work as well as weekly skill-building workshops and presentations. In 2018, we placed 31 students at 20 companies in a wide range of industries, including biomedical research, legal services, early childhood education, and social services. Our goal is to serve 50 students in summer 2019, and 100 students by summer 2021.



KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Travis McCready

President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Travis McCready is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center public–private investment agency with the mission of advancing the life sciences ecosystem in Massachusetts. The Center invests in scientific advancement, academic and workforce development, and new business opportunities that enrich the economy and advance patient health.Mr. McCready will deliver a talk on the value and importance of nurturing talent in students of all ages and backgrounds.

GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD

Each year Waltham Partnership for Youth recognizes an individual or company that has played a significant role in enhancing the lives of the city's youth. The award is presented annually at our Linking Education and Business Breakfast.

We are currently collecting nominations and look forward to announcing the recipient of the 2019 award!

 

Sponsorship Levels

DIAMOND SPONSOR (ONE AVAILABLE) - $10,000

  • Prominent listing as Diamond Sponsorwith name/logo in event invitation,program book and collateral material
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor in allpre and post event advertising, press,social media, and signage
  • Logo and special recognition from thepodium during the event
  • Spotlight on WPY website & newsletter
  • Company name and logo prominentlydisplayed at the event
  • Opportunity to deliver brief remarks atevent and/or co-present the GoodNeighbor Award
  • 10 tickets

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Listing in program book
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Listing on the Waltham Partnership for Youth website
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed at the event
  • 8 seats

GOLD SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Listing in program book
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Listing on the Waltham Partnership for Youth website
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed at the event
  • 6 seats

SILVER SPONSOR - $750

  • Listing in program book
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Listing on the Waltham Partnership for Youth website
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed at the event
  • 4 seats

BRONZE SPONSOR - $400

  • Listing in program book
  • Recognition from the podium during the event
  • Listing on the Waltham Partnership for Youth website
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed at the event
  • 2 seats

INDIVIDUAL TICKET - $50

 

About Waltham Parternship for Youth
www.WalthamPartnershipforYouth.org 

Our mission is to identify needs of Waltham youth and leverage resources to meet those needs. We are committed to making sure youth voice and leadership are central to all that we do. Our vision is that all Waltham youth have the opportunity to become productive citizens in the workforce and in the community.

We do this work in three primary ways: developing youth programming, supporting and enhancing existing programming, and encouraging multi-sector collaboration.

  1. DEVELOPING YOUTH PROGRAMMING: We develop new youth programming based on community needs assessments. The Waltham Family School and Healthy Waltham, two independent nonprofits, both began as WPY programs.
  2. SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING EXISTING PROGRAMMING: We provide support and capacity building to community partners to help sustain and enhance current programming.
  3. ENCOURAGING MULTI-SECTOR COLLABORATION: We convene diverse stakeholders to work collectively and strategically toward improved opportunities and outcomes for Waltham's youth.

LINKING EDUCATION AND BUSINESS BREAKFAST

The Linking Education and Business Breakfast is our annual fundraiser and flagship event. It brings together roughly 200 local business leaders, educators, and community leaders for a brief snapshot on the state of education in Waltham and an opportunity to think creatively about business-education partnerships that truly increase opportunities and outcomes for youth. 

2019 Board of Directors 
President: Constance Braceland, Watertown Savings Bank
Vice President: Erica Young, Waltham Boys and Girls Club
Treasurer: Doug Waybright, The Nelson Companies
Clerk: Lawrence Bailis, Brandeis University 

Board of Directors
Donny Bautz, Waltham YMCA
Julee Bolg, Children’s Hospital Boston at Waltham
Terry Eagan, Patio Records
Javier Duque, ID Art
Kathy Gross, Waltham Recreation Department
Annie Jean-Baptiste, Brandeis University Student
David King, Consultant
Kelly Linehan, Waltham Public Library
Lisa Lorgeree, Brookline Bank
Elizabeth Mazzone, Rockland Trusy
Maria Mendiola, Brandeis University Student
John Peacock, Waltham Chamber of Commerce
Clarence Richardson, Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff