Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC) equips young people with disabilities to achieve their dreams and lead their local communities. You’re much more likely to meet an EPIC leader volunteering at a local food pantry, working out at the YMCA, or attending Boston’s PRIDE parade than you are to meet them at one of Triangle, Inc.’s locations. Every day, EPIC youth are dedicated to making our schools, companies, and communities a better place.
EPIC prepares young people with disabilities to be actively engaged community leaders through:
- Service Warriors Boston and Service Warriors Worcester: EPIC Service Warriors is a community service and educational program for youth with disabilities between the ages of 16-24. Service Warriors meet for one year to participate in 12 community service projects in Greater Boston or Worcester. In addition to service, these young leaders participate in 6 leadership development days to explore topics such as political literacy and disability history.
- Community Trainings: Our inclusive training teams offer individuals with and without disabilities the opportunity to explore topics such as disabilities, ableism, and inclusion. We’re eager to partner with your school, company, nonprofit, or youth group to create an EPIC world.
- Youth Support Groups: Leadership skills and friendships are gifts that grow over time. We are proud to partner with the Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center of Boston (MILCB) to offer three monthly youth support groups – Youth Nights, QueerAble, and the Alumni Group – that provide the support, challenge and opportunity youth need to develop EPIC lives.
EPIC Service Warriors lead City Serve Boston and City Serve Worcester, massive one-day serve-a-thons for teams of corporate and community volunteers who want to make a difference in Boston and Worcester. Click here to learn more!