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SMART CHOICES Charlestown

Program Overview:

Established in 1992, the Smart Choices Program is designed to strengthen the capacity of agencies located in Charlestown to meet the health and human service needs of the community. Over $4 million dollars has been invested in the community since its inception.   

The goal of Smart Choices is to help community based organizations address the health priorities of the community and to work together to increase their impact and reach

Application Deadline: 12pm, Noon of Friday, May 19, 2017

Charlestown Boys & Girls Club 2017 Marathon Team

On April 17th an amzing and dedicated group of people will be running 26.2 miles to raise money for the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club. Show them - and our kids - some support by making a donation to the team today!

https://www.crowdrise.com/charlestown-boys-and-girls-club-2017-boston-marathon-team/fundraiser/BGCB

Straight Outta Charlestown: Turn it Around Youth of the Month!

This month's Turn it Around Youth of the Month is Melvin Jones! Melvin joined Turn it Around this past September. In his short time in Turn It Around, Melvin has consistently gone above and beyond. Whether he is helping us set up dinner, cleaning up, volunteering at community events, or just actively participating in meetings,  Melvin is a fantastic addition to our Turn it Around Community! We are so glad that he joined!

--Olivia Larkin, Prevention & Education Program Coordinator &

Group Leader for Melvin's small group within Turn it Around 

Feeling Lucky? Purchase a raffle ticket to benefit Turn It Around !

Buy a raffle ticket between now and the day of the tournament (April 8th) and you could win 20 scratch tickets! Tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for 5 

 

The winner of the first drawing will win this Scratchy Board valued at $200! And, it could be worth millions--who knows!?

 

Contact Olivia Larkin to buy your ticket(s) today!

olarkin@mgh.harvard.edu

617-726-6684

 

Additional tickets will be drawn for the following prizes:

"e" inc. Opens its Waterfront Museum in the Charlestown Navy Yard

For the past 4-months, an amazing flurry of activity has gone on at 114 16th Street in Charlestown, as the "e" inc. board and staff, in a partnership with the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, assembled and opened "Weather and Climate: Our Changing World."  One of the first exhibits on climate change focused toward young people, the show will alter how Greater Boston's students and families understand the causes and impacts of Earth's changing climate.

Turn It Around Seeks Donations

Turn it Around members are focused on educating the community on a wide range of public health issues, including addiction and racial and ethnic inequities in health. We also aim to enhance protective factors in youth (i.e. providing positive adult role models, extracurricular opportunities, and service opportunities) proven to reduce maladaptive behaviors in youth, such as substance use and violence.

 

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