Created by Needham Youth & Family Services in partnership with the Newton/Needham Regional Chamber, the RAY of Hope Program (Recognize A Youth) was designed to identify young people who have performed outstanding service to the Needham community and/or who by their actions are excellent role models for their peers.
The RAY of Hope Program is a recognition that young people and their development are of critical importance to the functioning of the Needham community and our collective futures.
How to Nominate a Youth
Youth & Family Services will recognize outstanding individuals or group and coordinate a gift from the Newton/Needham Regional Chamber, and will work with the local press to inform the larger community of the achievements. Needham Youth & Family Services will accept nominations at any time from local businesses, schools, religious or civic groups, or individuals, for young people who are deserving of recognition.