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RAY of Hope (Recognize A Youth)
Sun RaysCreated 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.

Download the Nomination Form

Additional Information


For additional information regarding the RAY of Hope Program,
please contact Youth & Family Services or by phone at 781-455-7500 x267