CONGRATULATIONS: OCC Youth Unleashed Accepted into MassChallenge
May 24, 2017
OCC Youth Unleashed
Accelerate Wentworth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center’s very own, OCC Youth Unleashed, is now a part of a global early-stage startup cohort with high impact and high potential through MassChallenge Boston. This year MassChallenge saw over 2,100 applications globally and selected only 255 startups. Like roses growing from concrete, five young men from Roxbury bloomed into successful entrepreneurs to help their community. This standout group of high school to college level students are placing community resources into the hands of urban youth across Boston. With the creation of their app, Unleashed, they are breaking barriers to community resources for the youth and strengthening community centers.
Beyond their mobile-friendly application, OCC Youth Unleashed hosts and supports a series of youth engagement opportunities city-wide. Recently, OCC attended MassTLC Technovation to support aspiring entrepreneurs among young women ages 10 to 18. They represented themselves at the Inclusive Innovation Leadership Conference. In the near future, the community can meet the startup in person at Mass Innovation Nights 99 on June 14th. They are hosting a hard launch of their app on June 23rd at the Ohrenberger Community Center.
With tremendous local support and courageous hearts, there’s no stopping the positive social impact this team has unleashed.
September 5, 2019—Beginning in the fall 2020, high school students will have the choice to submit or not submit SAT or ACT scores when applying to the university.
August 18, 2019—“You are equipped with everything you need to understand and help solve the complex problems of the day and of the future,” Thompson said. “Be intentional about it. Be purposeful about it. Give the world the benefit of your full creative capabilities. It is a world that greatly needs you!”
August 14, 2019—Edie Waldsmith has been a full-time staff member while also taking classes and getting involved in as much as she could on campus. “There’s a pride I feel every day being a part of the Wentworth community," she says. "It’s easy to give back when you feel a strong connection.”