We're excited to announce our first formal partners, Roxbury's own YouthBuild Boston and its Designery program! YBB will be designing our seating area near the corner of Guild Street and Washington. This area will be the "living room" of the site, with plenty of space to hang out, enjoy a meal from the food trucks, play games, or just relax. We're absolutely thrilled to have such great partners to start out with. Not only is their office just a short walk from the site, they'll be working with local youths to teach them design and construction skills. We couldn't ask for a better group to work with!
We'll have more details about the design of our community space in the coming months.
YBB works with young adults in the Boston area to develop personal and career skills using innovative programs in the building trades, from design and construction to the green industry. YBB enhances the lives and skills of their students, encouraging them to work with integrity, confidence, discipline and aspiration. More than 1,000 graduates have been equipped with the professional skills and tools necessary to lead successful lives and further their education.
The Designery is YouthBuild Boston’s hands-on urban architecture workshop for high school students. Designery students, or ‘Jr. Designers,’ hone their problem solving skills through a team based approach to real-world architectural problems.
Jr. Designers explore architectural and landscape design, investigate the environmental and social aspects of design, and discover new career opportunities. They develop life and job-readiness skills, build self-esteem, and serve their communities.