Youth from Pernet Family Health Service’s Green Island Gardens and Youth Group programs rallied last Thursday, February 22nd in Boston, MA in support of youth jobs! The Worcester-based Central Mass Youth Jobs Coalition, in which Pernet is a member of, and others from throughout the state gathered together at Old South Church for discussion and performances. Following the rally, we marched through the streets and ended our day lobbying at the Massachusetts State House.
Telemundo broadcast: https://www.telemundonuevainglaterra.com/noticias/destacados/Marcha-de-J_venes-en-Boston_-exigen-poder-trabajar_TLMD---Boston-474902853.html
Youth throughout Worcester are preparing for the Youth Jobs Rally in Boston next week! Last night, Pernet had a sign making event in collaboration with the REC’s YouthGROW program. Signs read “Respect the Youth Hustle,” “Give me a job and I will have a future!,” and “Teens Deserve High Quality Jobs.” Bandanas were also made using stencils that read “CMYJC” (Central Mass Youth Jobs Coalition) and “YouthGROW.”
Homework Club youth spent the week making Valentine’s Day Hearts decorated with beads and tissue paper. Here are some of the hearts made!
We recently received a letter from a recent graduate from the College of the Holy Cross, who had volunteered with us during his 4 years there. We wanted to share his touching letter, and generosity. Thank you, Patrick! For all of the time you volunteered to support the youth in Homework Club, and by going above and beyond by giving to the program further with your thoughtful and generous contribution!
January 26, 2018
To whom it may concern:
My name is Patrick Brady and I graduated from the College of the Holy Cross as a member of the Class of 2016. During all four years that I attended Holy Cross, I volunteered at Pernet with Homework Club on Monday & Tuesday afternoons through Holy Cross's Student Program for Ubran Development (SPUD).
Volunteering with Pernet was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences that I had at Holy Cross. I tried to reach out to the last contact I had at Pernet, but I was informed that he no longer works there. I know that Pernet relies heavily on donations, so I have enclosed a $200 gift card to Walmart. If possible, I would like the money to be used to purchase new school supplies, toys, sports equipment, games, and anything else that might enhance the experience for the children who attend the Homework Club. Some of the supplies were either missing or older when I volunteered, so I hope this money can be used to replenish some of the Homework Club's resources.