President: Jean Brewster, M.Ed
Treasurer: Ruth Lewis
Secretary: Stefanie Brewster
Greater Youth Resource Services, Inc. (GYRS)
1 Turner Lane
Mail: 141 Memorial Parkway #195
Randolph, MA 02368
Greater Youth Resource Services Inc. (GYRS)
Stepping Up for Youth 5th Annual Awards Banquet
Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower at risk youth (homeless, foster care, high school drop-outs, teen parents, unemployed and under-employed) support their efforts to become a warm caring community of learners and productive citizens in society.
In December 2003, the organization begin with the name Greater Boston Youth Resource Services, Inc. (GBYRS) and became a Nonprofit Corporation. Board members were recruited and a team of 7-10 met weekly with students in grades k-5 at the Blackstone Elementary School in Boston where they facilitated Conflict Resolution Workshops. In March-May 2004, students from Randolph High and area schools came to GBYRS’s office in Randolph after school to complete their Community Service Learning requirements. They worked on an Abstinence Until Marriage Project. The students researched information at the Turner Free Library Randolph, wrote and typed stories, poems, and plays for a presentation. During the year, board members collaborated with First Baptist Church and held various community activities.
GBYRS president planned, developed, and facilitated a workshop titled “Parenting At Risk Youth” for Dare Family Services staff and foster parents in December 2004. GBYRS received State Tax Exempt Certification. GBYRS received a Federal Institute for Youth Development Compassion Capital Fund Capacity Building Grant for January to December 2005. Greater Boston Youth Resource Services established a partnership for college work study opportunities for students attending Massasoit Community College. During January 2005, the after school tutorial program was launched at Trinity Episcopal Church of Randolph for students ages 6-12 years old. Throughout the year GBYRS sponsored a program for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. During June to August 2005, Randolph Middle and High School Community Services Learning Project, students did research at the Turner Free Library. They traveled to Boston and worked with Harvard School of Public Health Professors, Administrators and Boston students to develop a youth health survey.
Randolph Police Chief Paul Porter agreed to give GBYRS five (5) slots for the Police Academy Summer Camp in August 2005.
Federal Tax Exempt 501 (c) 3 status was granted to Greater Boston Youth Resource Services, Inc. in September 2005 with an Effective Date of December 19, 2003. Board members voted in January 2006 to remove Boston from the name and the new name was changed to Greater Youth Resource Services, Inc. Over the years, Greater Youth Resource Services, Inc. continued to operate various education programs in Randolph and Brockton.
Greater Youth Resource Services, Inc. (GYRS) partners with community organizations to increase their resources and services. Our current partnerships are with the Bank of Canton Randolph, Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) and Extended Arms Programs. GYRS Pathways to Success Program provide tutoring services that enhance and support the following: English Language Learners (ELL), On-Line Learning, Credit Recovery, Test Taking Skills, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science/Biology, Assistance with receiving a Randolph High School Diploma, Financial Literacy (saving, checking, credit cards, loans) and College & Career Readiness (resume writing, interview skills, job search, applications & coaching).
Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am – 12 Noon and held at our location or off-site at the business or company year round.
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