Youth Worker Institute to Host Graduation Ceremony on May 1

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

The HOPE Coalition along with Clark University is set to sponsor their 13th annual Youth Worker Training Institute Luncheon Graduation Ceremony at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester. 

The graduation ceremony is set for Monday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to noon. 

“Youth workers play an enormously important role in the lives of young people. Youth workers are role models, mentors, friends, big sisters and brothers, teachers, and sometimes even surrogate parents. Increasing the skills of youth workers is an important step toward reducing risky behavior in youth and ensuring that young people lead happy, healthy, productive, and safe lives,” said Laurie Ross, associate professor of Community Development and Planning at Clark. 

The Ceremony 

This year, 25 students will graduate from the institute. 

The graduation’s keynote speaker will be Eric Batista, Chief of Operations and Project Management for the City of Worcester Office of the City Manager, Edward Augustus Jr. 

Batista has spent his career working to support and develop the lives and dreams of the Worcester community. 

Before working for the City, he spent five years as assistant director of the Upward Bound Scholars Program at Youth Opportunities Upheld. 

The graduation ceremony will also feature two speakers who are current participants of the program. Trainers for the Institute sessions, supervisors and executive directors of participating agencies also are invited to join participants. 

  • 41. Webster

    Graduation rate: 69.7%

    Dropout rate: 14.8%

    Percent still in school: 7.7%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 142

     
  • 40. Southbridge

    Graduation rate: 70.6%

    Dropout rate: 16.8%

    Percent still in school: 4.2%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 119

     
  • 39. Fitchburg (Tie)

    Graduation rate: 71.6%

    Dropout rate: 14%

    Percent still in school: 9.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.8%

    Number of students in cohort: 450

     
  • 38. Gardner (Tie)

    Graduation rate: 71.6%

    Dropout rate: 10.6%

    Percent still in school: 14.9%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1%

    Number of students in cohort: 208

     
  • 37. Ralph C. Mahar

    Graduation rate: 72.4%

    Dropout rate: 13.2%

    Percent still in school: 8.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 174

     
  • 36. Worcester

    Graduation rate: 73.4%

    Dropout rate: 11%

    Percent still in school: 11.3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.3%

    Number of students in cohort: 1,885

     
  • 35. Athol-Royalston

    Graduation rate: 77%

    Dropout rate: 12%

    Percent still in school: 5%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 100

     
  • 34. Oxford

    Graduation rate: 78.5%

    Dropout rate: 10.4%

    Percent still in school: 7.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.4%

    Number of students in cohort: 144

     
  • 33. Quaboag

    Graduation rate: 78.8%

    Dropout rate: 9.6%

    Percent still in school: 7.7%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 104

     
  • 32. Northbridge

    Graduation rate: 83.8%

    Dropout rate: 5.6%

    Percent still in school: 5%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.6%

    Number of students in cohort: 179

     
  • 31. Berlin-Boylston

    Graduation rate: 84.1%

    Dropout rate: 7.9%

    Percent still in school: 6.3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 63

     
  • 30. Winchendon

    Graduation rate: 84.5%

    Dropout rate: 7.2%

    Percent still in school: 6.2%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1%

    Number of students in cohort: 97

     
  • 29. North Brookfield

    Graduation rate: 84.6%

    Dropout rate: 5.1%

    Percent still in school: 2.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 39

     
  • 28. Leicester

    Graduation rate: 85%

    Dropout rate: 5.3%

    Percent still in school: 5.3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 133

     
  • 27. Douglas

    Graduation rate: 85.1%

    Dropout rate: 8.9%

    Percent still in school: 3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 101

     
  • 26. Milford

    Graduation rate: 86.5%

    Dropout rate: 6.4%

    Percent still in school: 5%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.4%

    Number of students in cohort: 281

     
  • 25. Spencer-East Brookfield

    Graduation rate: 87%

    Dropout rate: 1.9%

    Percent still in school: 5.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 108

     
  • 24. Uxbridge

    Graduation rate: 87.8%

    Dropout rate: 4.9%

    Percent still in school: 4.1%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 123

     
  • 23. Clinton

    Graduation rate: 88.5%

    Dropout rate: 2.2%

    Percent still in school: 2.9%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.4%

    Number of students in cohort: 139

     
  • 22. Hudson

    Graduation rate: 88.6%

    Dropout rate: 5.9%

    Percent still in school: 4.1%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 220

     
  • 21. Quabbin

    Graduation rate: 88.7%

    Dropout rate: 3.3%

    Percent still in school: 5.7%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 212

     
  • 20. West Boylston

    Graduation rate: 89.1%

    Dropout rate: 3.1%

    Percent still in school: 4.7%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 64

     
  • 19. Bellingham

    Graduation rate: 89.6%

    Dropout rate: 4.0%

    Percent still in school: 2.9%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.7%

    Number of students in cohort: 173

     
  • 18. Millbury

    Graduation rate: 89.7%

    Dropout rate: 4.3%

    Percent still in school: 3.4%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 116

     
  • 17. Leominster

    Graduation rate: 89.9%

    Dropout rate: 3.8%

    Percent still in school: 3.8%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.7%

    Number of students in cohort: 477

     
  • 16. Blackstone-Millville

    Graduation rate: 90.6%

    Dropout rate: 5.4%

    Percent still in school: 1.3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 1.3%

    Number of students in cohort: 149

     
  • 15. Wachusett

    Graduation rate: 91.6%

    Dropout rate: 2.5%

    Percent still in school: 3.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 526

     
  • 14. Narragansett

    Graduation rate: 91.9%

    Dropout rate: 4.1%

    Percent still in school: 2.4%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.8%

    Number of students in cohort: 123

     
  • 13. Auburn

    Graduation rate: 92.3%

    Dropout rate: 4.1%

    Percent still in school: 2.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 196

     
  • 12. Grafton

    Graduation rate: 92.4%

    Dropout rate: 1.8%

    Percent still in school: 3.5%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 170

     
  • 11. Shrewsbury

    Graduation rate: 92.8%

    Dropout rate: 2.3%

    Percent still in school: 2.1%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 432

     
  • 10. Tantasqua

    Graduation rate: 93.1%

    Dropout rate: 1.7%

    Percent still in school: 3.4%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.3%

    Number of students in cohort: 291

     
  • 9. Dudley-Charlton

    Graduation rate: 93.6%

    Dropout rate: 3%

    Percent still in school: 2.6%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 265

     
  • 8. Ashburnham-Westminster

    Graduation rate: 93.9%

    Dropout rate: 2.4%

    Percent still in school: 3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 165

     
  • 7. Lunenburg

    Graduation rate: 94.5%

    Dropout rate: 0.8%

    Percent still in school: 2.3%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 128

     
  • 6. Nashoba

    Graduation rate: 94.7%

    Dropout rate: 1.2%

    Percent still in school: 2.4%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 247

     
  • 5. Mendon-Upton

    Graduation rate: 95.2%

    Dropout rate: 0.5%

    Percent still in school: 3.2%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 189

     
  • 4. Hopedale

    Graduation rate: 95.5%

    Dropout rate: 1.1%

    Percent still in school: 2.2%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0%

    Number of students in cohort: 89

     
  • 3. Westborough

    Graduation rate: 96.2%

    Dropout rate: 0.8%

    Percent still in school: 1.9%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.8%

    Number of students in cohort: 265

     
  • 2. Northborough-Southborough

    Graduation rate: 97.3%

    Dropout rate: 0.3%

    Percent still in school: 2.2%

    Percent non-grad completers: 0.3%

    Number of students in cohort: 364

     

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