Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Here in Essex, those policies aims are to decrease the amount of tobacco sold in our community and to limit where tobacco can be smoked in public. On this day, help us educate community members about these issues while remembering that tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.
As part of our Teen Center Program, we have been taking our youth out into the community to participate in healthy food and civic engagement activities. It was awesome that our teens got the opportunity to help the Brownell Library with preparing garden beds for the community! We hope you enjoy this awesome video created by […]
“On your mark, get set, GO!” And the runners are off, racing the community for the love of mentoring. The 2nd Annual FriendCHIPS 5K Race for Mentoring was a huge success, not only in reaching our monetary goal of $3,000, but also in raising awareness for mentoring. Many local businesses including New England Federal Credit Union sponsored the […]
By Adrienne Hanson – AmeriCorps VYDC Youth Engagement Coordinator We all know youth can be very picky eaters. But we also all hope youth in our communities will learn to make healthy food choices. The healthy snack program in our Teen Center is a cornerstone of my service at CHIPS. Even as a self- identified foodie […]