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Inspiring Career and Leadership Goals through a Continuum of Academic Supports

Inspiring Career and Leadership Goals through a Continuum of Academic Supports

Posted by Seven Hills Foundation
Mar 22, 2022
Posted by Seven Hills Foundation

dynamy-apt-life_p16-17Seven Hills Foundation provides comprehensive educational services that meet the diverse needs of middle and high school students as well as young adults. From preparing promising students for college, to helping those who’ve dropped out of a traditional high school but want to complete their degree, young people are encouraged to see and achieve their potential.

Star Students on the Rise in Greater Worcester

The YOU, Inc. Bruce Wells Scholars Upward Bound and Dynamy Youth Academy programs are five-year leadership and College-Access programs that serve up to 145 promising, economically disadvantaged students from six Worcester high schools each year. The programs support students through four years of high school and the first year of college, motivating them to reach their full academic potential and preparing them for college success.

Core components of the program include extensive academic services, skill building and enrichment activities, assistance with understanding financial aid and the college-admissions process, college tours, and internship experiences. Students must meet high academic and participation standards, producing exceptional results. Over the course of the combined 50+ years of programming, 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to highly competitive colleges and universities each year, including Boston College, Harvard University, Tufts University, MIT, Cornell, the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and many others.

collegeaccess_northeastern_cmyk_p16-17Founded in 1969, YOU, Inc.’s Dynamy Internship Year is one of the most established and respected Gap Year programs in the country. Internship Year is a domestic, experiential gap year program for young adults, aged 17 to 22, who want to learn differently. Dynamy’s mission is to challenge, support, and empower young people to discover their purpose in life and to practice their values. For a full academic year or a semester, students from across the country live and intern in Worcester—immersed in real-world activities, advising and mentoring, wilderness challenges, community service, and life-skills workshops. The program creates opportunities for young people to increase their focus, maturity, self-awareness, and critical-thinking skills as they explore their career aspirations and prepare for higher education.


Photo top: Dynamy Internship Year students experience apartment living in the heart of the city, and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Photo bottom: College-Access program students tour the campus of Northeastern University in Boston.


Media Inquiries

Bill Stock
Vice President for Government and Community Relations 81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
Phone: 508.983.1305
Fax: 508.849.3888
Email: bstock@sevenhills.org
Kathleen A. Myshrall
Vice President of Advancement 81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
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Email: kmyshrall@sevenhills.org
Jennifer Wentworth
Director of Communications 81 Hope Ave, Worcester, MA 01603
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Email: jwentworth@sevenhills.org