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

The group’s mission statement embodies the wide range of activities that members take part in:

"We are the youth of Charlestown, guiding our fellow residents towards healthier lifestyles. We BUILD community; SUPPORT our neighbors in need; and MODEL ways to live healthy and peaceful lives, free from addiction. We may be young, but we have the power to Turn it Around!"

Turn It Around Newsletters
2021

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Important information regarding COVID-19 Vaccine:
*Experts say people can still spread and even develop COVID-19 after getting a vaccine.
*Immunity from the vaccine doesn’t begin to emerge until at least 12 days after inoculation.
*The vaccine doesn’t prevent coronavirus infection. It helps protect against serious illnesses.
*Experts advise people who get vaccinated to continue wearing a mask, washing their hands, and maintaining proper physical distancing.

If adverse events occur following the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, they should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). Information on how to submit a report to VAERS is available at VAERS - Report an Adverse Event (vaers.hhs.gov) Including, but not limited to;
• Severe anaphylaxis or allergic reaction
• Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
• Cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death
Post-vaccination Recommendations:
After COVID-19 vaccination individuals should continue to follow all guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 infection and transmission.
... See MoreSee Less

Important information regarding COVID-19 Vaccine: 
*Experts say people can still spread and even develop COVID-19 after getting a vaccine.
*Immunity from the vaccine doesn’t begin to emerge until at least 12 days after inoculation.
*The vaccine doesn’t prevent coronavirus infection. It helps protect against serious illnesses.
*Experts advise people who get vaccinated to continue wearing a mask, washing their hands, and maintaining proper physical distancing.

If adverse events occur following the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, they should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). Information on how to submit a report to VAERS is available at VAERS - Report an Adverse Event (vaers.hhs.gov) Including, but not limited to;
  • Severe anaphylaxis or allergic reaction
• Cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
• Cases of COVID-19 that result in hospitalization or death
Post-vaccination Recommendations:
After COVID-19 vaccination individuals should continue to follow all guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 infection and transmission.

More photos from last week's Race & Equity Discussion. Check back for information on our next community-wide conversation.

Thank you to Carolyn Chou the ED of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) for coming to describe the AAPI experience and provide a comprehensive history of the AAPI community in Boston.

Special thanks to City-Councilor Lydia Edwards & team, MGB @massgeneral for providing the Community Care Vans (equipped with staff ready to answer questions on Covid vaccines), and the staff from the MGH Charlestown Health Center @mgh_rslc, all of whom participated in the dialogue.
... See MoreSee Less

Last Thursday, we held our first in-person Race and Equity Discussion post covid! It was an incredible and insightful evening at the Charlestown Peace Park with @lydia4boston, @bostonpolice A1 officers, the Charlestown community, and The Charlestown Coalition discussing matters of race, equity, ethnicity and unity.

Thank you to Carolyn Chou the ED of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) for coming to describe the AAPI experience and provide a comprehensive history of the AAPI community in Boston.

Special thanks to MGB @massgeneral for providing the Community Care Vans (equipped with staff ready to answer questions on Covid vaccines) and the staff from the MGH Charlestown Health Center @mgh_rslc, all of whom participated in the dialogue.

We invite all who are interested in these conversations to join us at our next discussion! Information and date to follow.
... See MoreSee Less

Load more