On Saturday, January 11, Share Your Love Foundation – a non-profit organization created to help families in Brazil – and organizer Debora Dantas opened the first-ever Brazilian Youth Center located on Malden Street in Everett.
The new youth center, based in Everett because of the large population of Brazilians within the community, was assembled to support children of Brazilian immigrants. Its goal is to provide youth with life skills, career exploration, college prep, mentorship, social-emotional learning and to become volunteers in local programs.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria said, “Our diversity is what makes our community so rich. As the most diverse community in the Commonwealth, it’s important to have a safe space for Brazilian youth in Everett to gather. With the opening of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, I’m looking forward to working closely with Share Your Love Foundation.”
Mayor DeMaria presented Dantas with a proclamation, declaring January 11th, 2020 as Share Your Love Day, highlighting the great work of the foundation.