Calling all SYA Volunteers!

With grateful appreciation for all of our dedicated volunteers, we are pleased to invite you to our inaugural Volunteer Leadership Summit and Appreciation Dinner on Friday, October 19, 2018.

And if your travel plans allow, please plan to join us at the annual Boston reception on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Schedule of Events and Registration

Annual Boston Reception for Alumni, Parents and Friends

If your travel plans bring you to Boston on Thursday, October 18, please consider attending our annual reception in Boston along with members of the community. As a dedicated volunteer for SYA, we invite you and your guest to attend compliments of SYA.

Thursday, October 18
6:30—8:30 PM
The Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street  
Boston, MA 

Please use the registration form on this page to ensure that you are registered as our guest.

Volunteer Leadership Summit and Appreciation Dinner

Volunteer Leadership Summit

This first-ever summit will provide the latest information, insights, and practical support that will help you in the role as an SYA volunteer

Friday, October 19
2:00—6:00 PM 

SYA Global Headquarters
120 Water Street, Suite 310
North Andover, MA 

2:00—3:00 PM
Philanthropy Council Session

Philanthropy Council Members only

3:00—6:00 PM
All volunteers

  • State-of-the-School Updates
  • Conversation and Q&A
  • Break-Out Sessions
  • SYA Today and Tomorrow

Volunteer  Appreciation Dinner

You and your guest are invited to join the Board of Trustees for a special celebration of your service and extraordinary commitment to SYA.

Shuttle service will be provided to/from SYA's home office and Brooks School (and to the Marriott) before and after the dinner!

Friday, October 19
6:30—9:00 PM

Brooks School
The Frick Dining Hall
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA 

See the campus map for entrance and parking.

Directions and Parking: SYA Headquarters and Brooks School

SYA is located at 120 Water Street (Suite 310) in North Andover, MA. If you are driving, you can use 57 High Street to direct you to the parking lots behind our building.


Directions from the North

Take I-93S toward Boston, MA. Take exit 48 toward Methuen to get on MA-213E. Take exit 5A to get on I-495S toward Lawrence. Take exit 44–43 for Merrimack Street. Use the exit ramp on the right to get to Merrimack Street (you will see mill buildings on your right). Take a left at the lights at the bottom of the ramp. At the next set of lights, turn right onto Main Street. Once you get to the Bank of America on your left, turn left onto Water Street. At the next stop sign, you will see SYA’s Home Office located at 120 Water Street, which is the mill building in front of you.

Directions from the South

Take I-93N toward Concord, NH. Take exit 44A to get on I-495N toward Lawrence. Take exit 43 to Massachusetts Ave in North Andover. Turn right on to Massachusetts Ave. In 0.6 mi, take a left onto Greene Street. Follow the signs to stay on Greene Street (you will need to turn left). When you reach the end of Greene Street, turn left onto Main Street, and then immediately right onto Elm Street (by the sign for Machine Shop Village). The first stop sign will intersect with Water Street—SYA’s Home Office is located at 120 Water Street, which is in the mill building on the right.

SYA Headquarters Parking (download map)

Please note that the entrance to the parking lots are located on High Street (use 57 High Street for GPS directions.) Please do not park in reserved spaces, which are clearly marked, as we like to keep our friendly relationships with other tenants and businesses of the building (and because we don't want you to get towed).

Other ways of getting here

Commuter Rail—from North Station in Boston, take the Haverhill line to Lawrence. The office is 1.6 miles from the commuter rail station, a short Uber/Lyft or taxi ride. (We don’t recommend walking due to the lack of sidewalks between Lawrence and North Andover.)

Brooks School Parking (download map)

Brooks School is located at 1160 Great Pond Road, just a few minutes drive from SYA Headquarters. There be a shuttle from SYA to Brooks and back, and to the Marriott for those in need of transportation.

Hotel Recommendations


Courtyard Marriott
10 Campanelli Dr, Andover, 01810
SYA has secured a room block from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21. Make your reservations here

Residence Inn
500 Minuteman Rd, Andover, MA 01810

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston - Andover
123 Old River Rd, Andover, MA 01810

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston / Andover
4 Riverside Dr, Andover, MA 01810

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boston Andover
550 Minuteman Rd, Andover, MA 01810

La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston-Andover
131 River Rd, Andover, MA 01810

Places to Eat