A-VOYCE Youth Program

Location:  Boston, MA
Project Description: 

Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowement (A-VOYCE) is the Asian Community Development Corporation's dynamic youth development program for youth from Greater Boston. A-VOYCE brings high school students together to use their voices in affecting positive change in the community through the power of dialogue and storytelling. A-VOYCE serves youth ages 13-19, with an emphasis on low-income youth. The year-long program begins with a comprehensive ten-session community development and cultural identity training curriculum. This includes lessons on the history of urban renewal and community development, guest speakers, interactive creative workshops and peer training by youth from other community and non-profit groups. Following the initial curriculum, youth participate in either the A-VOYCE Radio Project or the A-VOYCE Chinatown Walking Tours.