Our annual community events include:

  • Youth basketball tournaments
  • Prevention assemblies
  • Peace walks
  • Neighborhood revitalization projects
  • Prescription drug take-back events
  • BBQ and resource fairs
  • Holiday parade & strolls
  • Clothing drive give-backs
  • Volunteering at the BHA Family Fun Day
  • Teaching LifeSkills to youth at the Boys and Girls Club
  • Lessons about MLK and Civil Rights and more!

Additional events and workshops are focused solely on building up member protective factors and include:

  • Spoken word poetry workshops
  • Nutrition lessons
  • Personal finance presentations
  • Trips to RMV to get MA IDs
  • Therapeutic painting
  • Resume and job search assistance
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Prevention month photo contest

Mission Statement

TURN IT AROUND aims to educate and empower Charlestown’s youth to find their passions and reach their full potential - using community service, art, sports, civic engagement, social justice, poetry, music, film, theatre, and even the outdoors as vehicles for engagement and discovery.

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11 hours ago
Turn It Around Charlestown

We had an alumni birthday over the weekend! Happiest of birthdays, Fatima! #Alumni #TIABirthdays ... See MoreSee Less

We had an alumni birthday over the weekend! Happiest of birthdays, Fatima! #Alumni #TIABirthdays

The second and third parts of our Mental Wellness Fair last Thursday included information tables for adults, a reflection circle, meet the Trauma Response Team, and some musical exploration with Dr. Robert Macy and his team. Huge thank you to Yvonne Castañeda for sharing her story and her book (Pork Belly Tacos with a Side of Anxiety: My Journey through Depression, Bulimia and Addiction) with us. We are so grateful for every person that came and shared their journey both personally and professionally with mental health. This opportunity to connect in such a deep way is so meaningful as we think about protective factors for our mental health and wellness. We are immensely grateful for every person who came and shared this space with us. The Charlestown Community has our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago
Turn It Around Charlestown

Our Mental Wellness Fair last Thursday was phenomenal! Here are some photos from the first session where we had family-friendly activities! We want to give a HUGE shoutout to Phenice who planned the entire evening! Thank you to our community partners @bplboston @babyboylebouquets @kennedyfsc @charlestowncma @newhealthboston @mgh_commhealth1 @charlestownbgc ... See MoreSee Less

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