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April 27th

Writer's BLOC & Poetry Slam - Persona Boutique

UTEC's poetry program Writer's Bloc held an open mic and poetry slam to help promote the new program and showcase some of our very talented young people. The open mic and slam were open to youth ages 15 - 23 and turned out to be a great time! We had a great turnout of poets, rappers, vocalists and musicians and gave some awesome prizes away throughout the night!
Special big thanks to Persona Boutique for letting us use their space for the event!

Check out the pictures from the event - Gallery

April 23rd

Comcast Cares Day '12

On Saturday, April 21 over 50 Comcast employees and their families rolled up their sleeves and worked hard on behalf of UTEC. Here is an inventory of what they accomplished in a single day:

April 19th

ABC News Highlights Vote 17 Teens’ Campaign Progress

Vote 17 campaign organizers are in New York City today, sharing their progress and their hopes in the Vote 17 campaign to lower the voting age in Lowell’s municipal elections. ABC News features Vote 17 in today’s articles, with comments from UTEC teen Carline Kirksey, UTEC Organizing Coordinator Geoff Foster, and Lowell Mayor Patrick Murphy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mass-teens-inch-closer-lowering-voting-age/story?id=16166922

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April 13th

TLTW in "No Citizens Left Behind"

TLTW’s amazing efforts have landed a shout out to UTEC in Meira Levinson’s new book No Citizen Left Behind. It’s a great summary of our efforts to get Civics back into MA high schools while effectively summarizing UTEC’s mission of going “From the Streets to the Statehouse”

Learn more about Teens Leading The Way !