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Scholar Athletes, Safety Stand Down and Uncornered Gala.

photo: courtesy of Scholar Athletes Scholar Athletes, the Boston-based non-profit with more than 23 high school Zones across Massachusetts, last week brought together Olympic and former professional athletes, along with business leaders, for an important conversation on engaging youth in athletics. The forum, The Power of Play, focused on building equity to ensure all students in Massachusetts have access to supports and resources in order to level the playing field. (L to R) Tom Caron, NESN; Kristine Lilly, Olympic Gold Medalist; Daphne Griffin, Scholar Athletes; Angela Ruggerio, Olympic Gold Medalist; Marcita Thompson, Boston Red Sox; Dr. John McCarthy, Boston University; John Fish, Suffolk CEO. (Back Row) Steve Burton, WBZ-TV. photo: courtesy of Scholar Athletes
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, YouthBuild Boston, and the New England Carpenters Training Fund hosted the 2018 OSHA Fall Protection Stand-Down in Roxbury. The event was held at an active project site at 31-33 Woodville St. in Roxbury, where students from YouthBuild Boston and Madison Park Vocational Technical High School are building a new home. (left to right) Martin Leik, Regional Safety Director at Suffolk; Brooke Woodson, Director of Trade Partner Diversity at Suffolk; Margarita Polanco, Trade Partner Diversity Officer at Suffolk; Corey Allen, Trade Partner Diversity and Community Outreach Officer at Suffolk. Photo: courtesy of Scholar Athletes
Paul Burns spoke about his journey from incarceration to the classroom during College Bound Dorchester’s annual “We Are Uncornered” gala. The nonprofit empowers formerly gang involved youth to go to college by providing social emotional and educational support through peer mentors as well as weekly stipends. Photo: College Bound Dorchester