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More Than Words – More Than Words Bookstore & Cafe

Since 2004, More Than Words has been employing and empowering youth who are in foster care, court involved, homeless, or out of school to work in and run a used book store and café business in the Boston area. In addition to retail storefronts, More Than Words operates e-commerce bookstores and employs youth in the book warehouse. More Than Words empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business, with a special emphasis on reconnecting youth to education by supporting GED attainment, enrollment in community college, and identification of long-term career goals. They believe that when system-involved youth are challenged 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 for their lives, and become contributing members of society.



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