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
2020

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Please join us on TONIGHT, November 30th at 5:30PM, on Zoom for our Discussion Series on Race & Equity with City-Councilor Lydia Edwards, Charlestown Coalition and the Turn It Around youth group. We hope you will join in and continue to build relationships and community resilience with us!

Check our newsletter for the zoom link, or message us!
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Read the Coalitions November Newsletter to see all of the amazing community opportunities happening near you! https://conta.cc/36n28eM

After listening to each of the Turn It Around members share their reasons for why they're grateful for TIA, it was obvious that the ongoing theme that emerged centered around their heart for community. Our program is a haven where young people can explore who they are and discover their immense value and potential while playing an active role in addressing childhood adversities and substantial barriers to healthy development collectively. It is because of youth like these that their courage, willingness and sense of community continues to be an essential force for positive change within our neighborhoods. And we're thankful for YOU!

#TIAfamily #thankfulhearts #Thanksgiving2020 #turnitaround #youthleadingtheway #youthleaders #happyhearts
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After listening to each of the Turn It Around members share their reasons for why theyre grateful for TIA, it was obvious that the ongoing theme that emerged centered around their heart for community. Our program is a haven where young people can explore who they are and discover their immense value and potential while playing an active role in addressing childhood adversities and substantial barriers to healthy development collectively. It is because of youth like these that their courage, willingness and sense of community continues to be an essential force for positive change within our neighborhoods. And were thankful for YOU!

#tiafamily #thankfulhearts #thanksgiving2020 #turnitaround #youthleadingtheway #youthleaders #happyhearts
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