RAY of Hope (Recognize A Youth)


Created by Needham Youth & Family Services  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 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.

Download the Nomination Form (PDF)

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the RAY of Hope Program, please email  or call  781-455-7500, ext. 267 with any questions.