WPD Youth Summit

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Worcester Youth Summit will be held tonight

WORCESTER — The Police Department will hold its eighth annual Youth Summit from 5 to 8:30 tonight at North High School on Harrington Way.

According to police, the event is designed to help students from all grade levels to connect with community resources such as summer camps, youth groups, social and educational services and internship and employment opportunities. Police said the summit is the largest free event for teens in the city, and is designed to prevent youth violence by getting students involved with positive activities during the summer months.

The summit was started by Chief Gary J. Gemme after the city saw an increase in youth violence in 2005. Last year, more than 500 students who attended the summit participated in summer youth programs. Partners include the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Worcester Public Schools, Worcester Youth Center, Worcester district attorney’s office, the city’s youth opportunities office, Digital Federal Credit Union, and Worcester Community Action Council Inc.

Police said the event is open to the public.

From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette