Youth will present the regional results of the Attitudes and Behavior survey students’ in grades 6-12 completed this past fall. Attendees will participate in group discussions to identify current community assets, priority areas and possible projects.
The event will be held on the following dates:
Georgetown– Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8 PM, Georgetown High School
Triton– Wednesday, May 9, 6-8 PM, Triton High School
Newburyport– Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8 PM, City Hall
Amesbury– Wednesday, May 23- 6:30-8PM, Senior Center
All community members are welcome to attend. We all contribute to the development of the youth in our community, not just those who have or work directly with children. Community leaders, school staff, law enforcement, religious groups, non-profit agencies, business owners, youth, adults, seniors and concerned citizens all have a role to play. The more voices we bring to the table, the more successful this project will be.
Students from all four school districts involved in the project (Amesbury, Georgetown, Newburyport and Triton) will be presenting. This allows for discussion and identification of similarities across districts where we can pool resources to make the largest impact possible.
Each community has different resources and interests, but one commonality is that we want to help youth mature into successful, healthy adults. Each community member plays a role in that development, not just parents or teachers. Tina Los, Regional Project Coordinator for the ECAB Network acknowledged, “by joining together as a community we will create connections that will help not only the youth thrive, but help the community thrive as well”.
This presentation is possible through the work of the Essex County Asset Builder Network. A partnership of like-minded communities (Amesbury, Georgetown, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury and Newburyport) who are committed to using a positive youth development approach to providing supports and opportunities which help youth grow into successful, healthy adults.