Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
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Embassy Suites Hotel 
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

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Donna McNamara 
Waltham Partnership for Youth 

2020 Linking Education & Business Breakfast

The Waltham Partnership for Youth invites you to attend the 2020 Linking Education and Business Breakfast.  Join us April 9th, 7:30 - 9:30am for a morning of networking and celebration!

Morning Program

7:30 - 8:00am Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15am WPY Opening Remarks

8:15 - 8:30am Keynote Speaker: Rosalin Acosta, MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development 

8:30 - 8:45am Student Speaker and Presentation of Good Neighbor Award

8:45 - 9:00am WPY Closing Remarks

9:00 - 9:30am Networking

At WPY, 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 close to 200 community leaders and partners, your company will receive significant recognition for your commitment to WPY’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 2019, we placed 60 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 75 students in summer 2020, and 100 students by summer 2021.

Learn more at www.walthampartnershipforyouth.org

Rosalin Acosta

Rosalin Acosta is the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her role, Secretary Acosta manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools, training, and safety resources needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. Secretary Acosta will speak about the importance of creating economic opportunity for youth of all backgrounds, and the role that community, business, and government leaders can play in this area.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

We are grateful beyond words for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, our 2020 Good Neighbor Awardee. NWH’s support has been instrumental in helping us build capacity for our rapidly growing high school summer internship program. They are also key supporters of our Youth Interpreter Program and our Transportation Study. Waltham is unquestionably a stronger, healthier community thanks to their support.

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors!












Brandeis Heller School Center for Youth and Communities
Callahan Construction Managers
Dun & Bradstreet
Edward Jones
The Law Offices of Timothy R. Loff
Mount Auburn Hospital
RTN Federal Credit Union
Waltham Boys and Girls Club
Waltham Kiwanis