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YouthBuild Quincy Thankful for Meetings with Legislators

YouthBuild Quincy students and staff recently held meetings with Senator John F. Keenan and Representative Tackey Chan to share the importance of YouthBuild programming and to thank them for their continued support of YouthBuild funding from the state of Massachusetts.

Students expressed the impact the program makes on students’ lives. As Amari a Quincy YouthBuild student said, “YouthBuild gives you the opportunity to grow.”

The meetings held through Zoom highlighted why the students chose the program and the dedicated instructors and one-on-one support they receive are critical to their success. According to Abe, Quincy YouthBuild Student “YouthBuild gives you another chance at what you didn't accomplish with traditional schooling.”

After hearing each student’s story, Senator Keenan fielded questions from students and congratulated them on their decision to be in the program, reminding them to “Keep hitting the books and keep hitting the nails”.

And Rep. Tackey Chan said, "I appreciate the staff and students of YouthBuild for taking the time to virtually meet with me to express why YouthBuild is important to them. I will continue to work to ensure that this program receives the state funding it needs and that they are supported now and in the future."

Heartfelt thanks to Representative Chan and Senator Keenan’s dedication to the YouthBuild program and for the time they took to meet with students.

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