UTEC started in Lowell, where it was founded by young people in 1999. Next we expanded to serve Lawrence, which is also home to our Mattress Recycling facility – and now we are opening a site in Haverhill! We are proud to work with young people and community partners in the three main cities of the Merrimack Valley.
Please join us to celebrate this milestone at our Grand Opening on Wednesday, June 4th, 2019. We are thrilled to be opening our site in Haverhill and we want to thank you for your support of UTEC and your help in making this new site possible. RSVP on our Eventbrite.
Our new drop-in center is located at 241 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA. Parking is available in the municipal lot at Winter and Locke Streets (across from Dunkin’).
As in Lowell, our Streetworker program will help the community prevent youth violence and gang conflict. Having a physical space in Haverhill will help UTEC Streetworkers “meet youth where they are,” intervene directly to prevent violence and retaliation, and let young people know about the full-time program model that UTEC offers. For young adults (ages 17-25), UTEC offers education, job training in our three social enterprises, and recreation activities.
Governor Charlie Baker recently visited the space to circle up with the young adults and talk about the transformation of their lives since UTEC became a part of it. “A lot of them feel like they’ve been let down by most of the adults in their life,” Governor Baker said. “They don’t feel like that’s going to happen here.”
Source: Lowell Sun