April 6, 2023
Presentations to over 400 Students at Acton and North Reading

Over the past two days we’ve presented to 434 students at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and North Reading High School. We also held our last session of A Time to Talk at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. We so enjoyed talking about coping strategies, managing stress, and conflict resolution with this group! 

April 4, 2023
MASCA Conference Tabling

We exhibited at the annual MASCA (MA School Counselors Association) Conference! It was great to see so many familiar faces and connect with new folks, all who are doing the important work to support students’ mental health. Thank you to MASCA and everyone who organized this conference. We look forward to being back next year!

Presentations for Swampscott High School

The past two days, we have been back at Swampscott High School presenting to students. Huge thank you to Ms. Woodfin for being such a great support to her students and to The NAN Project!

March 29, 2023
First Spanish Presentations to High Schoolers

Over the past two days, our team presented to 5 groups of students at Phoenix Charter Academy Chelsea and the Youth Elemento Access Center. At Phoenix, our team split up to present simultaneously to students in English and Spanish. We dove into conversations about mental health stigma in the Latinx community, and talked about resources for support – including the new youth access center. We are excited to continue providing this programming, making it more accessible as we extend our language capacity.

March 28, 2023
The NAN Project Joins Haverhill Community Resource Fair

Today, our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator joined the Haverhill Community Resource Fair, it was great to check out other organizations sharing information and talk to folks in the area!

 

Mental Health Feature on Boston 25 News

Check out The NAN Project Team featured on Fox 25 Boston‘s story on youth mental health! Thank you Kerry Kavanaugh for highlighting this important subject and giving us a chance to promote the work we do The NAN Project to reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide prevention. A big shout out to the students at Gloucester High School, WAKE Up Wakefield/ Wakefield High School, and La Colaborativa for their amazing job during the panel discussion! 

Presentations for Revere and Winchester Students

Over the past two days, our team presented to 173 students at Revere High School and McCall Middle School in Winchester. The middle school students especially, had so many questions! It was great to listen to their thoughts and clarify some helpful information on mental health!

 

March 21, 2023
Dr. Bettina Love Speaks at Bryt Symposium

Today, we attended the Bryt Symposium! Bryt is a program that helps students that have mental health challenges re-enter into their classes full time. There, our Office Coordinator, Sarojini, and intern, Lauren, attended a presentation by Dr. Bettina L. Love called “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright” Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. We appreciate the insight she shared and her support of teachers, parents and caregivers who are fighting injustices in their schools and communities.

Presentations to 242 Students at Lawrence High School

Over the past two days we presented to 242 students at Lawrence High School! It was great to get into some deep conversations about opening up to trusted adults at school and how to support a classmate that is struggling with their mental health.

March 17, 2023
First Presentations to North Andover High School

This week we presented to students at North Andover High School for the first time and trained Gloucester community members at YOUnity Drop In Center in QPR. We also held our 3rd session of support circles for 8th graders at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, focusing on different types of stress and managing reactions through a few interactive games.

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