BYEN-Offered Workshops and Events

Youth Events

BYEN Career Exploration Dinners

2013 – 2014 school year BYEN Youth Networking Dinners will take place every second Wednesday of the month from October – May. Individual youth and youth groups are welcome to attend to networking with other young people and adults interested and/or working in green jobs, learn about renewable energy careers and this growing industry in Massachusetts.

Dinner will be provided.

Dinner and networking will take place from 4:30pm – 5:00pm and then our guest speaker will lead the session until 6:00pm.

BYEN Youth Networking Dinners – at BYEN (unless otherwise noted) – 4:30pm – 6:00pm on the following Wednesdays:
Oct 16, 2013 Hakim Cunningham, Paradigm Shifters - Massachusetts Clean Energy Workforce Needs
November 13, 2013 Philip Jordan BW Research Partnership – Green Jobs Sectors and Massachusetts Clean Energy Workforce Needs
December 11, 2013 Arthur Natella, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
January 8, 2014 Dr. Marcos Luna, Salem State University – GIS energy planning/analysis and college pathways
February 12, 2014 Paul Lyons, Zapotec Founder and PE
March 12, 2014 Program To Be Determined
April 9, 2014 Program To Be Determined
May 11, 2014 Program To Be Determined


Urban Park Stewardship with a Youth Development Approach
A Professional Learning Community
When: Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31; 5:30-7:00PM ET

Who: Supervisors of youth park stewardship crews

Join fellow youth crew supervisors from Boston and across the country for a series of four online discussions facilitated by BYEN and Health Resources in Action. For more information about the Urban Youth Park Stewardship Learning Community, click here.


Get Energized!
Powering the Future
with Green STEM Education

Wednesday, May 15
1pm – 4pm
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

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This event will bring together folks from K-12 education, higher education, clean energy companies, and youth who have gone through the STEM pipeline. If you have any resources you would like to share with other participants, please bring 100 copies to be placed on our Resources Table.

Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard from Mt. Holyoke College.
Our Youth speaker will be Estefany Benitez, a Boston University student who is travelling along the Green Career Pathway.

Breakout sessions will include:

Benchmarks for STEM Success -
Maura Boyce, Boston After School & Beyond
Erin Bridge, Boston Public Schools Office of Research, Assessment and Evaluation

Cultivating Diversity in STEM Careers -
Maryann Stimmer, Educational Equity Center
Connie Chow, Science Club for Girls

Pathways into Green STEM Careers -
Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke College.
Tala Khudairi, Roxbury Community College.
Marcos Luna, Salem State University.
Charlie Cremens, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Krista Reichert, Bunker Hill Community College.

Building STEM Skills through Hands-on Experiences -
Claire Duggan, Northeastern University Center for STEM Education
Dr. Mike Barnett, Boston College Lynch School of Education

Youth Opportunities in the Clean Energy Industry in Massachusetts -
Phil Jordan, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Bill Rawlinson, Boston PIC
FastCAP Systems

Incorporating Sustainability into STEM Programming -
Phoebe Beierle, BPS Facilities USGBC Green Schools Fellow
Rouwenna Lamm, Alliance for Climate Education


BYEN-DCR Statewide Urban Youth Park Stewardship Initiative

The following workshops and roundtables are being offered as part of the DCR Urban Youth Park Stewardship Initiative
BYEN Program Manager Workshop Series – Winter 2013

Wind Wise: Wind Energy Curriculum for Youth Employment Programs
Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Egleston Square Youth Center
3134 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA 02130
(Please note the date change from March 8 to April 26)
Trainer: Susan Reyes

This wind science workshop will share hands-on activities, ideas, and lesson plans for providers working with high school aged youth. Participants will receive the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to successfully implement wind power concepts in their programs. The activities and lessons will be based on the Wind Wise educational curriculum. All workshop participants will receive a wind turbine kit to bring back to their organization,

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