CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The Great Holyoke ‘Trash Bash’ aims to clean downtown using youth power. Christine Alger, Program Manager The Children’s Study Home and HYTF, Karyann Cruz, Youth Commissioner, Darian Gonzalez, Peer Leader joined us with the details.
Great Holyoke Trash Bash
Holyoke Youth Task Force
Saturday, April 18th
Meet at 295 High Street
HYTF Coalition Goals
Coordinate an approach to strengthen the voice and visibility of Holyoke youth in speaking for their needs and for changes that would contribute to their well-being.
Create a forum and network for sharing best practices, connecting around common
needs, exploring cooperation and collaboration, offering professional development
and creating a culture of support and camaraderie for youth workers.
Provide a structure for coordinating advocacy efforts to impact public policy.
Provide an entity through which to coordinate strategies to secure local, state and
federal funding for agencies working together.