HELPIS is pleased to announce Deonildo (DEO) DeAlvarenga as our recipient of the Month of May Kindness Scholarship. He wants to study in the computer engineering/IT field and will be attending Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the Fall. We can't wait to see what amazing things he will accomplish! "He started with the YMCA in Brockton at the end of 8th grade as a Summer Leader. He then stayed on as a member of our Kidz Konnect Advisory Council and has been an activ
Wishing Do you wish the world were better?
Let me tell you what to do.
Set a watch upon your actions,
Keep them always straight and true.
Rid your mind of selfish motives,
Let your thoughts be clean and high.
You can make a little Eden
Of the sphere you occupy. Do you wish the world were wiser?
Well, suppose you make a start,
By accumulating wisdom
In the scrapbook of your heart;
Do not waste one page on folly;
Live to learn, and learn to live
If you want to give
The Francis Wyman Elementary School hosted a hearing on a House Bill sponsored by State Representative Ken Gordon called 'An Act to Designate May as the Month of Kindness'. This Bill is the result of the work Joyce Delyiannis of HELPIS, Inc. started two years ago. More than 30 students from the Francis Wyman School provided testimony in support of the Bill, suggesting ways we all can demonstrate random and not so random "acts of kindness". Representative Peter Kocot, House Ch
September 30, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Guay, 617-722-2013 BOSTON – Burlington elementary school students typically learn about the state legislative process in the classroom or on occasional field trips to the State House on Beacon Hill. This month, at the request of Rep. Ken Gordon, the State House will be taking a field trip to Burlington. On October 13, 2015, the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will travel to Francis Wyman