Tri-Town Council

Prevention Through Positive Youth Development

“Tower funds will support Tri-Town’s work in using the Positive Youth Development framework to enhance community understanding about substance use and youth risky behaviors. This framework involves engaging youth along with their families, communities and/or governments so that youth are empowered to reach their full potential. This will require youth being part of the conversation and decision-making process. Tri-Town wants to also dispel many of the misperceptions about youth use.

Tri-Town is requesting $105,000 over three years to engage community members through an intentional collaborative approach that reduces youth substance use and at-risk behaviors. Tower funds will primarily support community and staff professional development by the way of Positive Youth Development training, Youth Mental Health First Aid training, and youth leadership development. Tower funds will also support the salary of the coalition coordinator, marketing/outreach, and prevention materials.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Topsfield, MA
AMOUNT: $45,600 over Two Years

Nonprofits Continue to Grow Despite Unprecedented Times

Several nonprofits are doing the hard work of increasing their impact within their communities by finding ways to better meet the needs of the people they serve: Aspire Developmental Services (ADS), is a family-centered organization in Lynn, Massachusetts, that provides early intervention for children with disabilities, parental support, and one-on-one child therapy to families in the community. The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) brings social impact leaders together to expand their … Continued