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Breaking Barriers to Youth Success

UTEC's mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

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OUR OUTCOMES

      88%   vs.

of UTEC young adults
had no new arrests
while enrolled (FY18)

52%

of MA young adults
are re-arraigned within a
year of release from jail

mattress recycling

mattress recycling

We provide residential and commercial mattress pickup in Eastern MA, deconstruct the pieces, and recycle more than 80% of materials.

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woodworking

woodworking

Cutting boards and other hand-crafted Madd Love Market products help young adults carve out better futures.

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food services

food services

From catering and Cafe UTEC lunches to food manufacturing in the UTEC Community Kitchen, young people learn essential food preparation and service skills.

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facility rentals

facility rentals

Our historic green building is perfect for weddings, galas, concerts, meetings, seminars, conferences, and more.

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INVEST IN UTEC TODAY

Members of UTEC arrived at Gillette Stadium expecting to simply give a presentation to the Patriots about their mission to nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Instead, they were surprised with a $75,000 grant from the Patriots Social Justice Fund.

- The New England Patriots players (Jan. 2019)

[UTEC is] turning gang members into productive citizens through programs like their culinary institute. In talking about their success, their enthusiasm to do more is contagious. Our problem is not that no one has figured out what works. Just the opposite.

- Governor Charlie Baker in his inaugural address, 2015

The most important thing I've learned at UTEC is to keep chipping away. Keep trying no matter how hard life gets, because there's always going to be that struggle.

- Victor, UTEC young adult

5 hours ago

UTEC

Social Distancing makes every photo look like an album cover, and we are loving this one!

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1 day ago

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Over 90% of juvenile records are for nonviolent offenses.

Let's update the law to give more people the opportunity to pursue careers, access housing, and more FREE from the constraints of a criminal record.

Our young people have been working hard advocating for this update to legislation - Follow Teens Leading The Way for the latest on their organizing work.
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4 days ago

UTEC

Congratulations to Teens Leading The Way organizers and thank you to state leadership on this important step towards equal justice.BREAKING NEWS!!! Thanks to the Massachusetts State Senate for including an update to the EXPUNGEMENT law in the "Reform Shift and Build Act!" Special thanks to Senate President Karen Spilka, Majority Leader Cynthia Creem, Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Senator William Brownsberger, and all members of the Racial Justice Working Group for your leadership! #mapoli #ExpungeMA ...

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6 days ago

UTEC

The Teens Leading The Way organizers are not giving up on their fight for freedom from a criminal record.

Join the movement: www.expungementmovement.org

#ExpungeMA #mapoli #Independenceday2020
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1 week ago

UTEC

We are proud of all the youth organizers at Teens Leading The Way! Let's provide a clean slate!

Join the movement: www.expungementmovement.org
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