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Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Moment of Silence – A message from Secretary Polanowicz Posted on Apr 22

A Moment of Silence – A message from Secretary Polanowicz

  This past week has been traumatic and emotional for the city of Boston and its residents, but it has also brought out the best in people who have come together with hope and compassion to heal the city. As President Obama said during his   …Continue Reading A Moment of Silence – A message from Secretary Polanowicz

The Transformative Power of Performing Arts: Using Creative Arts to Strengthen DYS Youth Success Posted on Apr 8

The Transformative Power of Performing Arts: Using Creative Arts to Strengthen DYS Youth Success

By Daisy Gomez-Hugenberger, Communications Coordinator, Department of Youth Services Studies show that integrating the creative arts into a young person’s life enhances their academic, social, and personal developmental outcomes. The Department of Youth Services (DYS) uses creative arts programming to provide supportive relationships and to build skills   …Continue Reading The Transformative Power of Performing Arts: Using Creative Arts to Strengthen DYS Youth Success