More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth 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.
More Than Words 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.
More Than Words began as an online bookselling training program for youth in DCF custody in 2004 and opened its vibrant 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, thereby doubling the number of youth served annually.
Members of the Westborough Women’s Club are spearheading a local book collection in collaboration with the Westborough Public Library. Collection boxes are located at the Library or you can bring your gently used books – all kinds – cook books, children’s books, hard cover, paperbacks – to any of our monthly meetings. More Than Words will pick them up from us!