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Youth Summit 2007 Hosted by Lowell Spindle City Corps

Lowell Spindle City Corps 2007
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News Release Date: August 16, 2007
Contact: John Curwen, 978-970-5102

Lowell Spindle City Corps Hosting

Youth Summit 2007

On Saturday, August 18, 2007 the Lowell Spindle City Corps will host a gathering and celebration of approximately 150 members, team leaders, and families of youth environmental programs from throughout New England as well as Denver, Colorado. 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 hand-on focus toward completing environmental projects in urban settings as well as incorporating environmental education and leadership development into the curriculum. 

The programs attending include: The Lowell Spindle City Corps; the Boston Trailblazers; Thompson Island Green Team, Boston Harbor Island Junior Rangers, and the Groundwork Trust Green Teams of Concord, NH, Lawrence and Somerville, MA, Providence, RI, and Denver, CO. 

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 John Curwen at 978-970-5102.

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The Summit Agenda

10:00 – 10:15        Summit Welcome by Michael Creasey, Superintendent of Lowell National Historical Park and Karen Frederick, Director of Community Teamwork Inc.

10:15 – 10:45        Participant Mixer led by Matt Swenson, Coordinator, Thompson Island Outward Bound Green Corps

11:00 – 1:00          Opening Poem- Alexandria King, Thompson Island Green Corps

Team Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes for their presentation. Presentations will be conducted inside at the Moody Street Feeder, 4th Floor, Boott Cotton Mill.

Speaker: Tiixa Chukwuezi, Boston College student, former Boston Trailblazers member

1:00 – 1:20             “Outstanding Achievement” Awards

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.