More Than Words
CLEAR YOUR SHELVES & HELP OUR YOUTH TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.
BOOK, CD / DVD, VIDEO GAME DRIVE – We will have two blue storage tubs available in Harkness Commons for collections from Monday, December 6th, through Monday, December 20th.
The items we collect will directly support our hands-on job training program– empowering youth to work as a team to manage their own retail and online Bookstore and Café business. With your support, our youth develop real life skills and self-confidence for their transition to adulthood.
EMPOWERING YOUTH TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES BY TAKING CHARGE OF A BUSINESS!
To learn more visit: www.MTWYouth.org or call (781) 788-0035.
WHO ARE WE?
More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
WHAT DO WE DO?
By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood. In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support their progress towards employment and education. The MTW model is premised on the belief that when at-risk youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and have high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address their personal barriers, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become thriving members of society..
HOW ARE WE DOING?
MTW has established itself as an innovative model for employment training and positive youth development. MTW is in touch with over 70% of youth trained or currently in training Approximately 82% of past and current youth have obtained or are on track to obtain their GED or diploma. Approximately 75% of past youth are currently engaged in either full time work and/or education. By learning to run their businesses, the youth are helping to cover over 30% of the organization’s budget.