On June 2, 2018, The West End House unveiled the completion of its major facility renovation and expansion resulting from the $23.5 million comprehensive “Expect More Campaign”. Each year The West End House Boys & Girls Club’s Annual Celebration exceeds expectations, but this year it marked two major milestones in history. The night was filled with inspiring speeches and collaborative performances by The West End House youth, some of the most exceptional young musicians, dancers, step team and spoken word artist, in the city of Boston, and an auction raising a record-breaking $1 million to directly support the year-round programs. John Berman, anchor of CNN Early Start was the emcee for the evening for the fourth year.
CEO-Ready culture is not just about the pavement industry. This week, we are in Allston at Boston's leading after school and youth development organization - The West End House - with VP of Program Services Mark DaCruz.
Mark discusses how the West End House career development program focuses on helping provide young people with the path and plan to be CEO-Ready for employment and internship opportunities. The West End House is a leading year-round employer of teens in Boston and this program is expanding rapidly due to the depend for "West End House brand" young people: capable, confident, civically-minded youth ready to make an impact.
What are the steps in the preparation process to help young people be CEO-Ready for their careers? Mark explains how the House's program teaches young people the soft skills and intangibles necessary to be successful in the workplace and the community. Ultimately, meeting kids where they are and helping each young person learn to recognize his or her high standard and the "best version of themselves" - all part of the West End House Expect More campaign.
Check out this fourth installment in our video series! Join us next week, to explore more perspectives to the CEO-Ready concept!
At the 3rd Annual Biggest Fun Ever event, the West End House Boys & Girls Club hosted over 300 community members. The Jaffier Family, Governor Charlie Baker and other public officials were in attendance for the biggest block party of the year. Members of the community got together to celebrate the beautiful life of Dawnn Jaffier, a lifelong West End House club and staff member whose life was taken far too soon.