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

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Yesterday during our monthly in-person Turn It Around meeting, the group learned healthy coping skills and gained some therapeutic insight from Coalition Director, Sarah Coughlin, on ways to manage physiological responses to stress. Program Coordinator, Mswati Hanks, also prepared the group for our upcoming spoken-word/poetry slam! On top of all that- @monumentcharlestown supplied the youth their very own pizza-making kits to take home! Check back to see how the pizzas 🍕 turned out 😋!! Thank you @monumentcharlestown and @nicolecollier_ for your generous and delicious gift! #TurnItAround #TIAfamily #healthycopingskills #mindbodyconnection #pizzatime🍕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go Sarah!

This makes me so happy!!!

Zoom is great and all, but who is excited to get together in-person today! Shout out to First Church for sharing their space with us! See you all at 5pm! #TurnItAround #TIAfamily #familygathering #weeklymeeting #monthlyinperson ... See MoreSee Less

Do these faces look familiar on this #ThrowbackThursday?? We miss them all too!! #TurnItAround #tbt #2016 Charlestown YMCA #tiaalumni ... See MoreSee Less

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