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!

August 25, 2023
SEL Circles in Everett Wrap Up

This week we wrapped up a great session of SEL circles at the Eliot Family Resource Center in Everett, MA! At these circles over the past six weeks, a group of students focused on social-emotional support in a small-group setting! Shout out to this awesome crew and their dedication to learning about the importance of mental health skills like coping strategies and mindfulness

August 14, 2023
Spanish Peer Mentor Graduation in Lawrence

Last week, we held a graduation for our new group of Spanish speaking Peer Mentors in Lawrence, Ma. We are incredibly proud of this crew and all of the hard work they put into training. We cannot wait to support the work that they accomplish in diversifying mental health advocacy!

August 7, 2023
Trusted Adult Training in Winthrop

Last Thursday, we held a session of QPR training at CASA Community Action for Safe Alternatives in Winthrop, MA! We got to train suicide prevention skills to members of the Winthrop community who represented the Winthrop Firefighters 1070 , Winthrop, MA Police Department , Winthrop Public Schools, Winthrop Parents Network and other local volunteers. We are very proud of this dedicated crew of trusted adults in Winthrop!

August 3, 2023
Peer Mentor Graduation in Lynn

Recently, we had a new crew of Peer Mentors graduate after a three-day-long training in Lynn, MA with The NAN Project! They all had the opportunity to write their own inspiring comeback stories regarding their mental health journeys. They are now prepared to be mental health leaders within local communities!


June 27, 2023
Trauma-Informed Fitness Class at First Day of Peer Mentor Summer Learning Series
Today, we had our first session of our Peer Mentor Summer Learning Series! In the morning, movement practitioner, Erica, provided a trauma-informed fitness class for our Peer Mentors. It was great to learn more about the ways fitness can help with trauma recovery, and to get moving! For more info on her work check out:
In the afternoon, our staff got our whole team up to date on the work of our SEL Circles, and what new groups we have going on in the summer and fall.
This was a great introduction to our Summer Learning Series, we can’t wait for next week’s session!
June 22, 2023
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! 

June 17, 2023
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.

June 15, 2023
Saugus Community Resource & Fun Fair
Today our team members tabled at the Saugus Community Resource & Fun Fair; we enjoyed making connections with very young people about the basics of feelings and coping skills!
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