Spring typically is a time of anticipation and excitement, as seniors look forward to wrapping up another long year and get ready to embark on new journey in their lives. This year’s high school seniors have had a tough year and will have very different memories of their senior year—no in-classroom learning, no-spring sports, no prom, and the countless other social occasions to celebrate, have now been marred by masks and social distancing. Students cannot get the days they have lost back, but with a little patience and hope, they will be able to focus on the new opportunities that await them. We look forward to continuing to play a role in their success.
The Lowell Youth Activities Program Inc.’s Philip L. Shea Scholarship Awards Program has been providing opportunities for high school seniors living in public housing for the last 25 years. Our program’s success, and the success of our students is only made possible through the generous support of the Lowell community. We understand and appreciate that there are many needs to be met during this challenging time, but we ask that you remember higher education in your giving priorities this year. A strong educational foundation is critical to the economic self-sufficiency of our young residents. Help us continue to forge new memories for Lowell Housing Authority youth by giving today.
This year, we are hoping to host our scholarship awards night on Thursday, August 20, 2020, and are pleased to announce that we will be honoring former Mayor and active City Councilor William Samaras. Given our need to adhere to social distancing guidance, we realize that holding a large event may not be possible this year. If we should cancel our event, the Lowell Youth Activities Program will be developing a multimedia experience to highlight our award recipients and share their stories with you.
We ask for your support. Donations, sponsored advertising opportunities, and tickets (if hosted) are available by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowell-youth-activities-program-inc-philip-l-shea-scholarship-awards-tickets-105957894916. Thank you for your generous contribution to the Lowell Youth Activities Program.
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