Dan Julien, a junior at NeedhamHigh School, recently received the Needham Youth Services RAY of Hope Award for his volunteer work at Circle of Hope. Dan works at COH on a weekly basis and Barbara Waterhouse nominated him for this award to recognize his efforts to help those who are less fortunate.
In addition to COH, Dan is also involved in Lovelane. Lovelane is a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program that has a dramatic impact on the physical and cognitive development of children with special needs through its holistic approach and unique, supportive environment. He recently completed fundraising and participating in Lovelane's Run for Love to raise money to support the wonderful programs at Lovelane.
In his free time, Dan enjoys his music program at the All Newton Music School, is an active member of St. Joseph's Parish and enjoys supporting all the Needham High and Boston sports teams. Additionally, Dan enjoys books, listening to music and spending time with his family traveling – especially over the summer when he visits Major League Ball parks.