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Spindle City Corps Hosting Youth Summit

Lowell's Spindle City Corps
Lowell's Spindle City Corps at a partnership project with the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust
Amy Glowacki

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News Release Date: August 12, 2008
Contact: Sue Andrews, 978-275-1702

Spindle City Corps Hosting

Youth Summit 2008

In Lowell


On Saturday, August 16, 2008 the Lowell Spindle City Corps will host a gathering and celebration of approximately 175 members, team leaders, and families 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 team members 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. 


The summit attendees include: The Lowell Spindle City Corps including the Lowell Youth Partnership Theater Program, the Boston African American National Historic Site Trailblazers, Thompson Island Green Corps, Boston Harbor Islands NRA Ambassadors, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation "Branching Out", and the Groundwork Trust Green Teams of Concord, NH, Lawrence and Somerville, MA, and Providence, RI.


The event will begin at 10:00 am at Boarding House Park, French Street, Lowell and then move to the Tsongas Industrial History Center, 4th Floor of Boott Cotton Mills, 115 John Street. For more information regarding this event, please contact Amy Glowacki, 978-970-5024.



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The Youth Summit Agenda


10:15-10:45           Summit Welcome

                                Michael Creasey, Superintendent, Lowell National Historical Park

                                Representative, Community Teamwork Inc.

                 Robin Snyder, National Park Service Northeast Region Youth Programs Coordinator

                                Youth Essay Contest Winner


10:45-11:15           Participant Mixer


11:30-12:30              World Cafe at Boardinghouse Park  

Each group will present an exhibit highlighting their summer. The theater group will be roving in costume.


12:45-1:30               Catered Lunch       Boardinghouse Park


1:45-2:30                 At Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boott Mills 4th Floor

- Awards

                                  - Closing audio-visual program

                                  - Closing Remarks


2:30                          Adjourn


Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.