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YOUTH EFFECT

Youth Effect provides a healthy environment and opportunities for youth to express themselves in a positive direction. Our services encourage and promote healthy activities, academic success and guidance to become better leaders in our community.

To assist in this mission, we provide many workshops and outlets for our youth to progress further into their career and life goals. These activities are specifically designed to motivate our youth to acquire traits and skills to better one's self esteem and mental health. As well as broaden their views to discover all the possibilities that await them in the future. We strongly believe in keeping our individual backgrounds and cultures close to the heart, while expanding our mental boarders to break the stigma that may be placed upon us by society. A strong heart, daring mind and kind soul will lead our communities to thrive with acceptance and love.

Youth Effect started in Worcester in 1999 with a group of friends and a mission to keep youth in schools, off the streets and away from gangs. Since then, SEACMA has continually provided services such as academic tutoring, community engagement, physical fitness activities, college preparation, and the WYND Lion Dance program to more than 100 Asian youths, with 3,000 youth visiting every year. In the last few years, SEACMA Youth Effect members have had a 100% High School graduation rate with more than 90% pursue higher education. With more than 3,000 hours of civic and community volunteering, we wanted to introduce our vision overseas…