Centerboard is a community-based organization that supports families and young people through housing, access to employment and education, and financial empowerment. They work with parents and teens to achieve independence by providing trauma-informed care and case management.
The Department of Children and Families works diligently to build a strong system for protecting children and families across the Commonwealth. Lynn DCF works with a diverse population of families and children in the Lynn area. DCF's adolescents are in foster care and are at a crossroad in their young lives.
Lynn Community Health Center School-Based Program at Ford Elementary (LCHC Ford Elementary) collaborates with the Lynn Public School System to provide primary, mental, and behavioral health services in the schools. Our program increases access to care through individual and family therapy, parent training, and education for students and families with needs surrounding trauma and abuse, self-esteem, stress, depression, grief, and loss, anxiety, as well as anger and behavioral issues. Ford Elementary is one of the 12 schools collaborating with LCHC to provide these services.
Teen Scene is a co-educational academic enrichment/violence prevention program that employs a Positive Youth Development framework in order to build assets and resiliency in at-risk youth. The program is a free resource that serves primarily low-income minority families from nearby neighborhoods. One of Teen Scene’s core goals is to enhance its participants’ educational attainment with the viewpoint that academic achievement is a means to violence prevention in at-risk youth.
Girl's Inc. In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
The YouthHarbors Program serves homeless, unaccompanied high school students who statistically are 87% more likely than their housed peers to drop out of high school. YouthHarbors provides them with housing assistance, an adult support network, and individualized life skills development lessons so they can find safety in appropriate housing, graduate high school, and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Marblehead Public School's mission is to foster in their students a passion for learning and to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which they can develop the values, knowledge, and skills needed to achieve full potential in their personal, social, and work lives, and become contributing members of society. Their vision is to be a model school district, exemplary in its student engagement and academic excellence, in which all students reach their highest potential with the support of outstanding instructional leaders and in partnership with the community.
The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program, is a voluntary school desegregation program funded by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Participating students arrive by bus daily, from Boston and Springfield. This year, Marblehead has 80 students participating in the program spanning in age from 1st to 12th grade. Marblehead has been a METCO community since 1967 and is the furthest out from Boston of any of the METCO school systems.
Children’s Friend and Family Services offer a comprehensive Teen Parenting program at Salem High School, designed to give at-risk teen parents the support they need to be nurturing, effective parents – all while completing their high school education.
The Department of Children and Families works diligently to build a strong system for protecting children and families across the Commonwealth. Salem DCF works with a diverse population of families and children in the Salem area. DCF's adolescents are in foster care and are at a crossroad in their young lives.
Salem Academy Charter School is a small public 6-12 school designed to educate the city of Salem's diverse student population. Through a unique integration of college preparatory classes with service to the community, the school's goal is to graduate informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character.
Salem Public Schools are a diverse and welcoming community that promotes the academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each student through the equitable delivery of challenging, relevant, and joyful learning experiences. They empower all students to chart a personalized path to success that includes a commitment to the common good. The district serves nearly 4,000 children and their families.
Swampscott Public School's mission is to promote academic excellence for ALL students by supporting teaching and learning. They prepare ALL graduates for achieving success in college, career, and citizenship. They build respectful, caring relationships among all members of the community while developing and nurturing a culture of reflection, creativity, and commitment to continuous improvement.
The Anchor Food Pantry is committed to investing its expertise and resources in a variety of ways, measuring their success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements. Since 2020, they've been supporting our community members by providing bags of nutritious foods at their weekly pantry to anyone who might need assistance.