A Re-Introduction to The NAN Project Blog
Welcome to the NAN Project
If you’re new here you might be wondering What is the NAN Project? The NAN Project came about following the tragic death of Nan, who took her own life after battling depression, anxiety, and OCD from a very young age and with very limited professional support. Nan’s family wanted to help young people feel less alone and less scared of speaking up. So they developed a peer to peer model to reach students, teachers, and emergency responders. The peer to peer model has young people with lived experience sharing their stories of mental health and shows that life can get better, with the hope to relate to young people. During presentations students are given resources and education on what to do if they or a friend is struggling.
Now that you know what the NAN project is all about we’d like to expand our messaging across social media.We have had social media accounts since the beginning, however with the onboarding of new staff we will be revamping all of our social media accounts. To do that we’ve put together a social media team, Shannon, Rachel, Kylee, and Fantasia (all pictured below!). They will be working to manage our blog, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Linkedin accounts.
We have some ideas, but would love to hear from you guys and what you want to hear about. So if you have an idea please head over to our socials and send us a message or comment!
Until next week have a safe and peaceful week!
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Blog on website: https://www.thenanproject.org/blog/
Trauma-Informed Fitness Class at First Day of Peer Mentor Summer Learning Series
The NAN Project Granted $21,000 from WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s Fifty Year Fund
We were awarded a generous grant from WCVB Channel 5 Boston through their Fifty Year Fund at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge! Jake, our executive director, spoke with WCVB about how this grant will make a big difference in reaching more students in MA. We are so grateful to WCVB for all the work they do to support community organizations and kudos to all who ran in the corporate challenge!
North Shore Teen Summer Send-Off in Beverly
This past weekend our Peer Mentors Ares, Emilia, and Rachel tabled at the North Shore Teen Summer Send-Off in Beverly! It was great to make new connections and send students off into the summer with this community event.
Saugus Community Resource & Fun Fair
Presentations to MLK Charter School in Springfield
Presentations to Marsh Middle School in Methuen
Today our peer mentors presented to 6th graders at Marsh Middle School in Methuen for the first time! We hope they have a wonderful last few days of school.
Peer Mentor Presentations to Methuen Middle Schools
This week we presented to over 300 students in three middle schools in Methuen: Comprehensive Grammar School, Tenney Grammar School, and Timony Grammar School for the first time! We finished up our last round of SEL Circles at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn and Phoenix Academy Lawrence and we also presented QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer): Suicide Prevention Programming to staff at Lowell High School!
Mental Health America Conference in Washington DC
Some of our staff members take on DC at The Mental Health America Conference! We are always learning new ways to enhance our programming.
First Presentations to Comprehensive Grammar School in Methuen
Today we presented our mental health programming to Comprehensive Grammar School in Methuen for the first time! The first presentation of the day was held in Spanish and we presented to over 100 students. We appreciated the 6th graders’ attention and great questions!