Cohasset Youth Ambassadors (CYA) is a program under the umbrella of Safe Harbor Cohasset Coalition. This youth-led program builds leadership skills, raises awareness around health issues affecting the Cohasset community, and facilitates lasting peer relationships. This program is open to all students in grades 7-12 who attend Cohasset Public Schools, or live in Cohasset and attend private schools outside of Cohasset.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
This is a great opportunity for students to encourage good choices for their peers, while demonstrating leadership (think college applications). Projects, presentations, health education, community service, while encouraging substance misuse prevention will give participants knowledge and skills for life.
PERKS! Your positive leadership is rewarded with some pretty amazing perks such as scholarship opportunities, discounts at local retailers and more! See below for more details!!!
MEET THE YOUTH LEADERS
Hi everyone! I am Evelyn Dickey, a current senior (2021-22) at Cohasset High School. I have been a Youth Ambassador since I was a freshman, and cannot wait to get back in person this school year. Along with being a member of the 84’s Statewide Leadership Team focusing on tobacco prevention across Massachusetts, I run our monthly Cohasset Minds Matter meetings where we focus on destigmatizing and learning about mental health. I can’t wait for this year!
Hi, my name is Maeve Kearney and I am a rising Senior at Cohasset High School (2021-22). I am excited to conquer my second year as a Youth Leader of the Safe Harbor Youth Ambassadors program, and have been with the coalition since the middle of my freshman year. One of my primary objectives is to educate youth on the dangers of substance use and athletics, and also further inform my community through usage of social media. I can’t wait to work with everyone in the and am looking forward to doing my best to better the community!
Hello and Salutations. My name is Noah Christopher McDowall and I am currently attending Cohasset High School as a Sophomore (2021-22). I have inhabited Cohasset since 7th grade, before that I lived in Canada. I currently possess the honor of serving as Youth Leader. I hope to utilize Youth Ambassadors as a utensil of good in Cohasset, to innovate on what has been established, and to expand upon policies to enhance the community. With your assistance, dedication, and grit we will make a difference.
Hi, my name is Amanda Sile. In September, I start my Junior year at South Shore Technical High School (2021-22). I’m in the cosmetology program there and I’m having so much fun so far. This year will be my fourth year with the Youth Ambassadors and my first year as a Youth Leader. I’m so excited to start this new position and see where this next year takes us!
Youth Leader In Training-J.P. Giglio
Greetings! My name is J.P. Giglio and I am a Freshman at Milton Academy (2021-22). I have lived in Cohasset my entire life and have participated in Safe Harbor since the beginning of 7th grade, meaning this is my third year in the terrific program. I am beyond excited to take on the role of Youth Leader in training and learn from my peers, so I can continue to grow as a person and find ways to give back to the community in Cohasset. I hope that through taking on this position, I will be able to assist the Youth Leaders in any way they may need and help continue to educate my peers about the pressing issues that affect our community.
Youth Leader In Training-Samantha Kearney
Hi! I’m Samantha Kearney and I’m a sophomore at Cohasset High School (2021-22). I’ve lived in Cohasset my whole life and this is my 3rd year of Safe Harbor. I am excited to start my first year as a Youth Leader in training and look forward to working with new and familiar faces to help improve the substance misuse problems in our community.
WHEN & WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS?
For the 2021-22 academic year, program meetings will be held weekly. Location, day of the week and time TBD based on availability.
COHASSET MINDS MATTER
Our Minds Matter is a student-led movement to change the culture around mental health. Cohasset Youth Ambassadors volunteered to become a chapter of this group. Once a month, Youth Ambassadors dedicate a meeting to Our Minds Matter activities. Evelyn, our Junior youth leader, facilitates these activities.
To learn more about the Our Minds Matter Movement, please visit their website www.ourmindsmatter.org.
JOIN THE YDAC
The Youth Data Analytics Committee (YDAC) is a group of Cohasset Youth interested in collecting data to uncover patterns and provide statistical data to help promote healthy lifestyles for youth. Some examples of YDAC projects are:
- Creating Surveys
- Designing Infographics
- Producing Fact Sheets
- Giving Presentations
For more information about the YDAC or to join, please CLICK HERE.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR PERKS
Get rewarded just for doing the right thing!!! Thank you to our local businesses who have offered these great perks to our Youth Ambassador Program members. Youth Ambassador ID Required.
Christine Murphy Scholarship: Two $1000 Awards Annually
The Christine Murphy Scholarship will be awarded to Safe Harbor Youth Ambassadors that have successfully completed the application, have demonstrated acts of leadership, display a passion to reduce substance use and mental health stigma, ignite conversation, and change the culture around substance use. Please CLICK HERE to learn more!
Seabird Coffee & Co: 20% off entire order with ID.
Atlantic Bagel: 1 free bagel w/ cream cheese w/ shown ID. Limit 1 per person per day.
South Shore Athletic Club: 1-month free membership for ambassadors 15 years or older. Certificate Required from Cohasset Youth Ambassador Program Director.
TreeTop Adventures Canton: 50% off with Youth Ambassador Program ID.
Lenny’s Hideaway: Free fountain soft drink with any purchase. Youth Ambassador ID required.