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3Point’s students celebrated and presented their final projects developed during 3Point’s after-school program on April 29th at its Annual Summit at the University of Massachusetts Boston sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office. At this year’s Summit, which focused on communicating for socialchange, students engaged in a dialogue with the Attorney General, participated with her in a basketball skills contest and displayed their projects using computer design and technology. Later in the day, our youth meet with a number of elected and public officials including Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston, Carol Leon from the Mayor’s Office, City Counselor Annissa Essaibi-George, Jeffrey Lopes and Nicole Grant from the Boston Police School Unit, and Commissioner of DYS Peter Forbes all of whom generously gave of themselves to hold round-table discussions with our students about civic issues. The summit concluded with an enthusiastic display of basketball skills in a hotly contested intramural basket-ball tournament.
3Point celebrated the contributions of four individuals critical to 3Point’s success. Over two hundred members of our community joined together at the Venezia in Dorchester on May 2nd to recognize Professor Joan Arches; University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor Keith Motley; Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. CEO Peter Palandjian; and Fessenden Head of School Dave Stettler. Each received an award for her or his outstanding assistance given to 3Point to enable 3Point to serve successfully Boston’s under-served youth. An award was also given to student Jedidiah Nelson for his achievements while in the 3Point program. The evening was a great community event with 3Point raising over $200,000 from its generous supporters.