YMCA branch honors BORO Program



YMCA branch honors BORO Program
Hunter Tompkins and Lydia Ferreira, student volunteers for the BORO Program, with the award from the YMCA.
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WESTBOROUGH – Students of the BORO Program have been volunteering at the YMCA Boroughs Family branch since the fall of 2021 under the supervision of Slader Lyell, senior experience director for the branch.

The opportunity to engage in the various work tasks that the YMCA has to offer has allowed these students to transfer skills learned in the BORO Sugar Shack to other vocational environments, and it has also provided them the opportunity to regularly socialize with other members of their home community.

In recognition of the work that BORO students have done, the YMCA of Central Massachusetts awarded the BORO Program its award for 2023 Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Volunteer of the Year at its 159th annual meeting and volunteer recognition event on April 26.

Accepting the award on behalf of the BORO Program and the Westborough Public Schools were current student volunteers Lydia Ferreira, Hunter Tompkins and Pranav Hariharan, as well as BORO special education teacher Angelina McCarthy and BORO Program Director Erin LaPrad.


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