FITCHBURG – LUK Inc. is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Fitchburg Housing Authority to provide positive youth development activities in Green Acres, funded in part by the Youth and Child Abuse Prevention Unit of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, according to a joint press release from the nonprofit organizations.
Throughout May and June, LUK and FHA will be hosting activities for young people at Green Acres to develop the assets and skills of the young people who live there, according to the organizations.
“We are excited to be working with the Fitchburg Housing Authority and look forward to reaching more families in our community,” said Beth Barto, CEO of LUK.
“Over the past few years, the Fitchburg Housing Authority has made it a priority to improve the quality of life for children who live in Green Acres. Our new partnership with LUK continues the progress we have made, ”said Douglas M. Bushman, Executive Director of the FHA.
“I would like to thank the staff at LUK and FHA for working on this important grant which will be used to help the children and youth of Green Acres,” said Linda E. Byrne, President of the FHA.
The purpose of the funding is to use positive youth development strategies to help young people cope with the challenges they face and respond without violence. As a result of COVID-19, young people and families in Green Acres have faced increased stress since March 2020. These activities are designed to strengthen relationships and develop skills so that young people can cope with acute stressors and continuous, according to the organizations.
Engaging activities will be facilitated by LUK staff who specialize in positive youth development as well as peer leaders who can provide positive role models.
For more information on upcoming activities, please email LUK@LUK.org or call 800-579-0000.
LUK Inc. is a non-profit, full-service agency dedicated to improving the safety, health and emotional well-being of youth, families and adults through five regional offices in central Massachusetts: in Fitchburg , Boylston, Webster and Worcester.