Wayside's Tempo and Parent Partner programs were thrilled to partner with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health on the first annual "Motivating the Movement to Success-Fest" on Friday, March 18. A day of workshops geared at connecting transition-aged youth with resources, peer support and opportunities, this event took place at MassBay Community College in Wellesley with over 200 attendees. Check out Wayside's Facebook page to see photos from the event!
Framingham State, MassBay join forces to help foster youth
By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, Globe Correspondent
Framingham State University and MassBay Community College are collaborating with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network's Estrella Program to help improve college success rates for foster care youths who are aging out of the Department of Children and Families. The new initiative helps guide them through the college process and serves as a support system to ensure that students have the resources they need to be successful. "This program seeks to assist some of the most vulnerable youth in the Commonwealth and set them on a path to gain entry to college and ultimately graduate," Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos said in a press release. For more information on Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, go to www.waysideyouth.org