Walsh Awards $500,000 to Support Boston’s Youth

Building on his commitment to investing in positive pathways for residents in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced 20 organizations have been awarded funding through the 2020 Positive Youth Development Fund and Young Adult Development Fund, increasing the availability of development programs and providing positive opportunities for Boston youth and young adults.

“Community programs throughout the city provide opportunities to guide young people in a positive direction and away from violence,” said Mayor Walsh. “By supporting their needs and future aspirations, these nonprofits help to support our young Bostonians’ futures, and improve the quality of life in our city and public safety in our neighborhoods.”

Funding priorities for this cycle were given to programs that demonstrate understanding and use of the positive youth development framework and those that support marginalized youth populations that need specialized programming and services. This year, $400,000 was collectively awarded to further these programs in individual awards of $25,000.

The following Charlestown organization was granted the Youth Development Fund awards:

•Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center – Youth Mentoring Workforce.

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