Youth Aspirations

Our LIPS students graduate from their training programOur Youth Aspirations Program focuses on helping young people from immigrant families reach their full potential. We provide academic enrichment, support for youth preparing to enter college or the work force, and hands-on civic engagement projects on community issues of concern to immigrant youth. We do this through our

  • Liaison Interpreter Program of Somerville (LIPS). Trains bilingual Somerville teens to assist with language interpretation at community events and meetings. Learn more.

  • First Generation to College Program. Offers workshops and programs for immigrant parents and families focusing on supporting children in the US educational system.
  • Summer Camp/Digital Storytelling Program. Enables young people to explore their own identities and cultures by connecting with other immigrant youth, and by creating art and photography projects to share with their communities. 
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  • Mystic Wizards/Homework Help Club. Provides academic support and service opportunities for youth aged 8-13.