December 25, 2023
The NAN Project Holiday Party

Happy Holidays from The NAN Project team! This week we got to celebrate the work that we’ve accomplished so far this school year with a holiday party at King’s Bowling❤. We’d like to take some time this holiday season to reflect on our gratitude toward all of our sponsors and supporters. We couldn’t do our work without out you✨

December 15, 2023
Teens in Need Drive

The Teens in Need donation drive was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who generously contributed donations, your support will have a powerful impact on the lives of local teens! We’d also like to express huge gratitude to those who helped organize the drive, with a special shout out to Lexi and the Rappas family Liz Paciello Rappa Here are some photos of The NAN Project dropping off the donations at the youth access centers, YouthElemento and YouForward

November 9, 2023
Speaking at Beacon Hill
Lizzie, Assistant Director, and Sarojini, Organizational Development Coordinator, had the opportunity to testify in support of Bill H. 1979. This bill could establish a School Behavioral Health Implementation Coordinating Council that will develop a three year plan for statewide implementation of comprehensive school behavioral health, ensuring that students in every district have access to the support they need.
The NAN Project is in full support of this bill! This could be an amazing opportunity to assist all students at every district, at every level of need by providing each student with necessary tools and stable resources for behavioral and mental health.
To learn more and show your support by contacting your legislators, visit this site: https://childrensmentalhealthcampaign.salsalabs.org/…
October 20, 2023
Night for NAN 2023

All smiles at the Night for NAN reception last night! We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come celebrate Nan’s legacy with us at @Danversport last night! It was a fantastic night filled with love, admiration, and connection. What a fantastic event to reflect on all the amazing work that the NAN Project does! We couldn’t do it without all of our supporters Enjoy the first of many N4N posts!!

October 11, 2023
Woburn Student Mental Health Roundtable
We’d like to express huge gratitude to State Senator Cindy Friedman , Education Secretary Patrick Tutwiler, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kate Walsh, Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources and all of the fantastic students and staff at Woburn Memorial High School who participated in our roundtable discussion for Suicide Prevention Month this September! We had an extremely productive conversation about the mental health of students. WMHS students got to have their voices be heard by state officials as they discussed what they feel could be changed for the better. Once again, thank you to everyone who made this wonderful event possible.
To read more about the roundtable, check out this Boston Globe article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/…/education-secretary…/
September 28, 2023
Transportation Day

Last week, the NAN Project hosted a “Learning Public Transportation” day for some of our peer mentors. The initiative of the event was to aid our local peer mentors in learning how to get around to different areas of Massachusetts using public transport. Overall the day was a huge success with lots of smiles and CharlieCards! Thank you to all who participated

September 25, 2023
The NAN Project Billboard

If you take the I-93 this month, make sure to be on the look out for our new Nan Project billboard! We recently partnered with Pebbles of Strength for Suicide Prevention month to spread awareness about mental health and our nonprofit. This suicide prevention month, let’s spread hope through action!

September 19, 2023
Creative Prep for Night for NAN

Over the past two weeks, our peer mentors have been dedicating their time to working on the centerpieces for the Night for Nan event happening October 19th! Can you guess what the final project is going to be? Be sure to come to A Night For Nan to see the culmination of all of this creativity!

September 11, 2023
Peer Mentor Graduation in Lawrence

Today we’re sending out a huge congratulations to our newest crew of peer mentors. This fantastic group had their graduation from peer mentor training in Lawrence at YouForward last week! We can’t wait to see them become great leaders in the field of mental health awareness

September 7, 2023
The NAN Project meets Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

At the Eliot Family Resource Center Back To School Event, The NAN Project got to meet Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who generously came to support the family resource center! The event was a huge success and provided us with a great opportunity to connect with local families and community members about mental health awareness. Huge thank you to everyone who gave our table a visit!

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