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February 26, 2013

Asset Builders lauded for supporting youth

NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport Youth Services and The BEACON Coalition will honor their fifth annual Asset Builders at an awards night on Thursday, March 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in City Hall Auditorium, 60 Pleasant St.

This year’s Asset Builder Award winners are:

Rabbi Poupko and Family: Positive Family Communication

Carrie O’Donnell of Newburyport: Caring Neighborhood

Lauren Sundstrom, youth advocate: Equality and Social Justice

Stephen Malenfant, Newburyport High teacher: Positive View of Personal Future

John Halloran, Gulf of Maine Institute science director: School Engagement

Cathy Hill, physical education teacher: School Engagement

The Asset Builder Awards acknowledge people throughout Newburyport doing great work for the community. Nominated by local residents, the recipients have been selected for the award based on their natural ability and desire to support youth in the city and forge relationships with them that are positive, encouraging, supportive and empowering.

The award reception is open to families with youths of all ages. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Mike Uttley at 978-465-4434 or

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