Youth Service & Engagement
HOUSING FAMILIES INC.
"A major takeaway I got was that empathy is key. When we look into another's perspective, we can gain understanding and can learn to advocate for a cause. I also learned a lot about managing a service project and to not underestimate ourselves!" - Fall 2020 YSEP Member, Sophomore
YSEP is accepting applications for our Spring session! Our nine-session virtual program will start late March 2023. All Massachusetts students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply.
"My favorite part of YSEP was learning about homelessness and seeing everyone's ideas for their service project. I was intrigued by the others' ideas and success on their projects!" - Fall 2020 YSEP Member, Sophomore
A major takeaway...
"Learning of all the different ways an individual can serve a cause. Sometimes people assume that you need to have some sort of power (like politicians do) to make a change in the world, but everyone can work towards change, no matter the magnitude of the action. For example, all the service projects we did." - Spring 2021 YSEP Member, Junior