More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.  MTW believes 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.  MTW began as an online book-selling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004, opened a bookstore on Moody Street in Waltham in 2005 and added its Starbucks coffee bar in 2008.  MTW replicated its model in the South End of Boston in 2011.

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