News, schools, and views from a uniquely Lowell perspective
30th October 2007

Youth-led forums this week

posted in Local Groups, Local Politics, Youth |

With one week left until Election Day, there are two more opportunities to hear from all the candidates in live and/or televised forums. 

1)  Youth-Led school committee candidates’ forum will be broadcast live tomorrow night from 7-8:00 pm on LTC Channel 95. (This will be an in-studio debate with no studio audeience.)

2)  Youth-Led city council candidates’ forum will be held at UTEC, 34 Hurd Street, on November 1, 6-8 pm.  Also to be aired on LTC, this forum is open to the entire community and will also include performances by local Lowell youth.  (This is also a great chance to see UTEC’s new home at the former St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and learn about their plan to renovate the space).

Sponsoring agencies include:  The Lowell Sun, UTEC, Lowell Community Health Center, Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Lowell, YWCA of Lowell, Citywide Parent Council, The GRIP Project and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC).   

Someone asked me “what is UTEC?” the other day.  Here is the short answer, from Director Gregg Crouteau:

UTEC’s mission is to be a youth-led safe haven for youth development and grassroots organizing.  Overall, our core values focus on peace, positivity and empowerment. Through extensive street outreach, UTEC serves over 1,500 youth annually and over 150 teens every day (ages 13-23), particularly those most often overlooked and labeled as “at-risk.” 

(UTEC stands for United Teen Equality Center.)

Comments are closed.

  • Blogroll

  • Contact Us

  • Education Links

  • Local Groups

  • Local media