The Quincy Asian Resources Youth Department Mission Statement:
QARI Youth Programs enable positive youth development of middle and high school students through empowerment within a peer leadership model. Young people build socio-emotional and 21st-century skills to become active agents of social change in their communities and beyond.
QARI offers a variety of opportunities for youth to get involved in the community.
This program develops leadership and a sense of community service through service projects throughout the year. HIgh school students develop their understanding of community service alongside their professional and personal goals. Cooperative team building activities throughout the term develops relationships between american born and immigrant youth, improving issues of self-segregation within the community.
This one-on-one mentoring program connects high school mentors with new immigrant students at Atlantic Middle School. Mentoring matches participate in various social and educational activities fostering meaningful relationships.
QARI awards 4-6 one-year scholarship to graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding service to their community. Scholarship awards are anticipated to be between $700-$1000 (subject to available funding).