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More Than Words

  • More Than Words
  • 56 Felton Street
  • Waltham, MA 02453
  • (781) 314-9330
  • 2007
  • Shannon Fitzgerald
  • Director of Youth Development
  • (781) 314-9330

Program Description

Our Mission

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers young adults who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

We believe that when system-involved youth are empowered with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and are given high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address personal barriers to success, create concrete action plans, and become contributing members of society who live, love and own their futures.


More Than Words serves youth, ages 16 to 24, who have been court-involved, homeless, in foster care, or out of school. 66% have current or previous involvement with the Department of Children and Families and/or the court system and 20% experience homelessness.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 361
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%