Talk: We Are Listening

Talk: We Are Listening

Healthy Gloucester Collaborative's Gloucester Youth Council in partnership with Cape Ann TV and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop created a PSA encouraging adults to talk to youth about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Statistics have shown that youth who hear from a trusted adult about the risks of drugs and alcohol are 40% less likely to use substances.  You will find below resources and tips on how to start the conversation, information about substances and specifically how they affect youth, education websites geared toward youth and children, advocacy groups, and direct treatment resources.   


Adult Attitudes SURVEY

Perception of Youth Risks

The towns of Gloucester, Beverly, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester and Rockport are working together with community leaders and residents to help create safer environments for our youth.Your participation in this survey will help support the healthy development of our youth.

Please take a few minutes to complete this voluntary survey. Your responses are anonymous and confidential. If you don’t want to answer a question, just skip it.

If you would like to complete the survey please click the link below

Marijuana Legalization Forum

MA Marijuana Legalization Initiative: Public Information Forum

You are invited! 

Public Information Forum:  MA Marijuana Legalization Inititiave:  Ballot Question 4

Learn, Ask, Vote

Both sides of the upcoming MA marijuana legalization iniatitive, Ballot Question 4, will be presented for you to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016  5-7 PM

Beauport Hotel, Gloucester

Speakers to include, Moderator, Deborah Becker

Presenting ballot support: Jeffery Miron, PhD. Dept. of Economics, Harvard

Youth Attend Leadership Conference in Rhode Island

Gloucester Youth Council and DanversCARES attend Youth to Youth Conference

This past July youth from Healthy Gloucester Collaborative's Gloucester Youth Council and DanversCARES attended the Youth to Youth Eastern States Conference held at Bryant University in Rhode Island.  Over the course of the four day conference youth participated in team building activities, heard from motivational speakers and shared stories about their experiences with peers from across five different states.  

Gloucester Youth Council asks peers why they choose to stay Above the Influence

Why Gloucester High School stays Above the Influence

As the end of the school year comes to a close, the Gloucester Youth Council reached out to their peers and asked why they choose to stay Above the Influence of alcohol and other drugs.  Students participated during their lunch periods and filled an entire wall with reasons students choose to stay above.

Some reasons that stood out include:

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