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2010 Lowell Spindle City Corps to Host Youth Summit

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Date: August 9, 2010
Contact: Sue Andrews, 978-275-1702

Lowell Spindle City Corps to Host Youth Summit

On Thursday, August 19, 2010 the Lowell Spindle City Corps will host a youth summit with the Mass Area Parks Student Career Intake Program as a celebration and gathering of approximately 100 members and team leaders of youth environmental programs from throughout New England. The Lowell Spindle City Corps is a partnership among Lowell National Historical Park and Community Teamwork, Inc. The Corps program benefits from National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps. The array of team members at the Summit are participants in summer programs with a hands-on focus toward completing environmental projects in urban settings as well as incorporating environmental education and leadership development into the curriculum. This year the students focused on eating healthier and getting outside and moving as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

Programs represented at the Summit include: The Lowell Spindle City Corps including the maintenance, youth theater and Artship teams, the Boston African American National Historic Site Trailblazers, Thompson Island Green Corps, Boston Harbor Islands NRA Ambassadors, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation "Branching Out", the Groundwork Trust Green Teams of, Lawrence and Somerville, MA, the Gateway National Recreation Area Youth Corps and the Mass Area Parks Student Career Intake Program.

The event will begin at 10:00 am at Boarding House Park, French Street, Lowell and then move to the Events Center, 2nd Floor of Boott Cotton Mills, 115 John Street, after lunch at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact Sue Andrews at Lowell National Historical Park, 978-275-1702 or sue_andrews@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...