Experience Success Through Empowerment, Education, & Motivation

ESTEEM is a voluntary program for youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

ESTEEM fills an important need in Lawrence to provide positive youth development to youth who have lost sight of their future goals and become involved with the juvenile justice system. Through active engagement in self improvement through individual and group activities, ESTEEM helps young people rediscover their potential.

What is ESTEEM?

The ESTEEM program has four core components:

Case Management:

ESTEEM provides caring case managers that help participants establish and reach personal goals.

The Arts:

ESTEEM integrates arts and self expression to enhance self esteem and feelings of self worth.

Community Service:

Participants are given opportunities for leadership within the community through service learning and civic engagement.

Outdoor Adventure:

Taking participants out of their element, becoming vulnerable, and overcoming obstacles through outdoor adventure is a key ESTEEM program activity.

Who can participate?

To be eligible to participate in ESTEEM, youth must be:

  • Living in Lawrence, MA
  • Between the ages of 13 and 18
  • Experiencing a history of truancy, running away from home, and/or difficulty dealing with authority
  • Currently on probation or be a Child Requiring Assistance (CRA).

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