BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Eighth graders representing each city and town in Massachusetts gathered at Faneuil Hall on Saturday morning to kick off a year of service as youth ambassadors.
Governor Maura Healey joined the students for Project 351's annual Launch Day, marking the start to student ambassadors' year of service, leadership development, and civic engagement. Student ambassadors representing each of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns joined together for the kick-off.
"Each of us in this room is like a water droplet, alone we can do so little, but together we can create this wave that can break down any barriers, any walls, and pave a path for the future," Palak, a student ambassador, said.
The theme of the event was to embrace unity and love.
"I'm inspired by the young people in this room, this is our future," Imari Paris Jefferies, executive director of Embrace Boston, said.
The annual kick off event started in 2011, and has led to more than 4,400 student ambassadors working to make a positive change across the state, Project 351 said.