Friday, May 24, 2013
The Dedham Youth Commission will be hosting a “Get Down for College Bound” '70s themed fundraiser tonight from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion in Dedham.
When the Dedham Youth Commission started the College Bound Program, the goal was to inspire Dedham's middle school students to feel excited about college. This year the program enrollment has reached an all-time high with 60 7th grade students signing up for the free program. That's double the amount from last year. “The goal of College Bound is to excite students about college, expose them to various careers, and encourage them to lead healthy lives,” Youth Commission Director Robert Blaney told the Boston Globe. On May 24, the Dedham Youth Commission will be holding a fundraiser at the American Legion, 155 Eastern Ave. in Dedham, to raise additional funds for the program. The night will feature '70s karaoke, a '70s themed Price is …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The run will help Dedham youth to obtain paid summer internships and will raise money for One Fund Boston.
In 2012, Dedham was recognized as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance. One of the reasons why Dedham earned this award was due to the tremendous support its youth receive from community organizations, businesses and individuals like you. Today, I am asking you to help us earn this award in 2013 by further helping the youth of this town by participating in our first annual “Jog for Jobs” event. What is “Jog for Jobs?” The goal of “Jog for Jobs” is to gather community organizations, businesses and individuals in an effort to sponsor summer paid internships for Dedham Youth. On May 4th, we invite you to grab your co-workers, family members, kids and friends and come on down to the Dedham High …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Dedham Recreation Department wanted to create more programs that would not only allow the youth to be creative, but to also spark an interest in the sciences.
The Dedham Parks and Recreation Department is always finding new ways to educate the youth of Dedham through sports and the arts. But for Assistant Director Debbie Anderson, she felt that there was something missing, she wanted to see programs that dealt with science. That's when she got together with Carl Geden, an engineer and science teacher, to create a robotics program. "I wanted to expand our enrichment programs," Anderson said. "That was one of the areas I wanted to hit for the kids." And Geden was excited about the program because he enjoys teaching kids engineering. He feels that there are not enough people encouraging students to enter the field. "I want to provide an introduction to trigger their minds so they can say 'ah I …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Program benefits six local service organizations, including Dedham Youth Commission.
Needham Bank, with branches throughout the Greater Boston area proudly announces that its 4th Annual Local Love campaign was a great success, with gift requests fulfilled for distribution to children served by The Dedham Youth Commission. During the month of December, customers and non-customers alike visited the Bank’s five branches in Needham, Dedham, Wellesley, Westwood and Medfield and selected paper angels bearing the gender, age and requested holiday gift of a local child or teen who otherwise would not receive a present during the holidays. The angels decorated holiday trees located within the branches’ lobbies. In total, more than 500 children and families were benefitted by the 4th annual campaign. Needham Bank also collected …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Donors helped to raise more than $50,000 to send 40 representatives to Kansas City in June.
The Town of Dedham held a reception Tuesday for the people and companies who sponsored nearly 40 Dedham representatives to attend the All-America City Award competition in Kansas City, Mo., last month. Dedham made it as one of the 23 finalists in a competition with more than 400 applicants thanks to the narrative penned by Nancy Baker, assistant town administrator, and Karen O’Connell, the town’s economic development director. Sponsors raised $50,350, said Town Administrator William Keegan. While there, the Dedham delegates presented to an audience on the town’s charity, volunteerism, green community acts and downtown revitalization. Dedham Health and Athletic Center, Dedham Savings Bank, Needham Savings Bank, National Amusements and an …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
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