Gala honors Raj and Nalini Sharma's dedication to Youth LEAD for the past decade. Youth LEADers will be facilitating interactive activities. Live music, and a silent auction cap the festive evening.
Youth LEAD is a Sharon-based non-profit and provides high school age teens with the skills and support to be a catalyst for bringing people together across differences. Youth LEADers address fear, misunderstanding and polarization, enabling communities to build new social networks among diverse groups and creating a platform for collaborative problem-solving. In 2011, Youth LEAD was recognized by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University as one of two promising practices nationwide focused on youth. Youth LEAD is currently working with Massachusetts teens in Sharon, Boston, and the North Quabbin region, and will expand to additional communities in 2013. Youth LEAD Oklahoma City is also scheduled to launch in 2013.