The Fall River
YouthBuild program held its
third annual graduation at its Bank Street facility on June 25, 2009.
Twenty-seven completers assembled in the gymnasium of the Veterans'
Memorial Auditorium on Bank Street that serves as the program's headquarters. The program, a ten-month
construction skills training curriculum for men and women ages 17-24 who
have not completed high school run by the Old Colony YMCA,
has been in operation in Fall River
since August of
2006. Greetings were given by Mayor Robert Correia, Old Colony Y
executive director Vincent Martuano, and Fall River YMCA director Frank
Duffy. Students John Buckley and Ashley Woods shared comments on their
experiences as students in the year-long program before certificates and
awards were presented by director Terry Moran and other members of the
here to see photos of last year's graduation.
to read more about the program. For more information,
contact Director Terry Moran at
(Top row, left) Staff member Natalie Baptista gives the education address to the assembled students, friends and family members. (Top row, center) YouthBuild director Terry Moran addresses the twenty-seven completers in the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. (Top row, right) Staffers Tara Corbett, Lorna Lincoln and Ray Gove distribute packets containing OSHA certificates, GED awards and National Honors award to the students. (Middle row, left and right) Students John Buckley and Ashley Woods reflect on their experiences as students over the past year. (Bottom row, left and center) Peter Moura and Bella and Franciso Almas applaud Jason Almas as he receives his awards. (Bottom row, right) Students enjoy some lighter moments in the ceremony.
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