COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
Actions speak louder than words. We serve as an example to fellow high school classmates, the Middle schoolers we work with, and the elementary grades that we visit, that there are fun places to go to, and fun people to be with, that promote pressure and judgement free environments.
With increasing pressures of Body Image, Relationships, and Peer Pressure, it is important to have a place to support our youth.
The members of ATI are dedicated student leaders who are extremely creative and passionate about supporting area teens.
ATI is a substance free, supportive, education and outreach group that creates youth-led teen health based projects and explores new ways to support the youth of the Essex Westford School District, from cooking workshops to retreats and conferences. Come to one of our fun-filled, low-key, wear-sweatpants, and eat-pizza meetings and we’ll help to show you how to Be The Influence.
Essex ATI meets every week, during the school year.
Tuesdays at 7pm-8:30pm @ Essex CHIPS Teen Center
The Essex Above the influence group is available for presentations and workshops in several areas. If your school or group is interested in having Essex-ATI at your event please let us know!
January - March 2019 - Risk Factor: Ecig, Juul, and Vape
Essex Above the Influence recently completed a school district wide presentation series presenting to ALL of the middle schoolers in The Essex Westford School District on Ecigs, Juul, and Vape. In addition, 100 middle school faculty and staff also received a presentation as part of an overall awareness program.
These fact sheets are intended to help you talk about E-cigarettes with your teen.
"E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults" Fact Sheet - Surgeon General
"E-Cigarettes and Teens: A Guide for Parents and Educators" - Safe Kids America
Kid's Health: Smoking - UNC Health Care
"Concerns Explode Over New Health Risks of Vaping" - Science News for Students
U.S. E-Cigarette Regulations - 50 State Review - Public Health Law Center
TYPES OF INFLUENCE
WHICH DESCRIBES YOU BEST?
I often change my looks to go along with my friends
I stay true to myself although it might make me different
If you would like to join, or learn more, feel free to contact us!
Justin Hoy - Director of Prevention Services