THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 7, 2024 Page 19 Everett Police Dept. partners with Special Olympics for Game Day for children of all abilities Members of the seventh grade Lafayette School Council. Special Olympics athlete Melissa Reilly and Everett Police Lt. Larry Jedrey offered welcoming remarks. Shown from left to right: Everett Police Officers Nick Palermo and Sandra Rivas and Detective Stephen Ramunno, Special Olympics athlete Melissa Reilly, Everett Police Lt. Larry Jedrey, Officer Hayli Hill and Dianne Fitzpatrick. Everett High School volunteer Shane Coyle offered remarks. Lafayette School Applied Behavioral Analyst Tricia DiDomenico with her son, Matthew. Shown from left to right: Matthew DiDomenico, Tricia DiDomenico, Melissa Reilly and Al Lattanzi, who donated to Special Olympics. Webster School fifth grader Mauricio Solis, 11, threw the ball into the Hula-Hoop during Unified Game Day last Friday at Rivergreen Park. Shown in front: Lt. Larry Jedrey and Melissa Reilly carried in the torch. City of Everett hosting Babson College’s Youth Entrepreneurship in Action Workshop Everett residents ages 14–19 can register now for this FREE opportunity M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will host Babson Academy’s Youth Impact Lab to bring its Youth Entrepreneurship in Action Workshop to Everett residents on Wednesday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Everett Recreation Center (47 Elm St.). Everett youth ages 14 to 19 will have the opportunity to participate in this program that is designed to teach students how to think and act like an entrepreneur. The program is taught in an engaging and conversational style with students to develop a solution to a problem in groups with other students. “The City of Everett Youth Development and Enrichment Department is ecstatic to be able to provide this opportunity for our youth and young professionals in collaboration with Babson Academy Youth Impact Lab,” said Director of Youth Development and Enrichment John Russolillo, who is an alumnus of Babson. He added, “I recognize the importance of being exposed to entrepreneurial principles at a young age not only to learn how to start a business, but to expand your mind to be an adaptive and progressive member of society as well.” “Babson Academy Youth Impact Lab works with youth and educators around the world to cultivate future entrepreneurial leaders who possess the agency, confidence, and resiliency to solve sticky problems,” said Babson Academy Youth Impact Lab’s Senior Director for Academic Strategy, Dr. Beth Goldstein. “Possessing entrepreneurial skills can have a positive role in a youth’s future success. We look forward to working with the City of Everett to show their youth how to navigate a world filled with uncertainty and help them see themselves as entrepreneurs equipped with the skills, knowledge and agency to be changemakers.” The workshop will be divided into two sessions. The first session – Thinking and Acting Like an Entrepreneur – will introduce students to Babson’s definition of entrepreneurship and its Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology. Students will work in teams to practice design thinking by generating solutions for a challenge related to a United Nations Global Goal. At the end of the session, students will present their problems and proposed solutions and receive real-time feedback on their ideas. In the second session – Prototyping Challenge – the students will be led through a rapid prototyping exercise where they bring their ideas to life in physical form. Students will learn about the advantages of taking action and receiving real-time feedback. In this hands-on activity, students will learn how they can make their ideas tangible using simple resources, such as paper, cardboard, scissors, markers and tape to communicate their ideas. Residents who are interested in this free opportunity must register in advance by visiting cityofeverett.com/ events/youth-entrepreneurship-workshop. The program is limited to 45 participants. For more information, please call 617-394-2270 to be connected to the Youth Development and Enrichment Department or email John.Russolillo@ci.everett.ma.us.

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