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. Open to students grades 7 & up.
MEET THE YOUTH LEADERS
Hi there! My name is Morgan Sile. I have been a resident of Cohasset since I was in 4th grade, and prior to that, I lived in various places throughout the country. I currently attend Cohasset High School as a Senior and was the first Youth Ambassador in this program. I am currently a Youth Leader for the Youth Ambassador program and I am looking forward to the year ahead and helping other ambassadors change policies that will improve our community.
My name is Kira Jamieson. I’ve been a Cohasset resident my whole life and I am currently attending Cohasset High School as a Senior. I am a proud member of the 84 Movement’s State-wide Leadership Team and a devoted member of the Cohasset community. My main goal is to spread education and awareness about substance misuse to all age groups. I’ve been a part of Safe Harbor’s Youth Ambassadors since the beginning and I’m looking forward to another year as a Youth Leader.
I’m Evelyn Dickey, and I’ve attended Cohasset schools all my life; and right now I am a current Junior. I’ve been a youth ambassador with Safe Harbor since the first year of the program. Now, this will be my second year as a Youth Leader! This will also be my second year on the 84’s Statewide Leadership team, a group that advocates for tobacco prevention across Massachusetts. I am looking forward to working with new and familiar faces this year to continue, and improve, the substance misuse and mental health education and policies in our community.
Hi, my name is Maeve Kearney and I am a Junior at Cohasset High School. I am excited to be the newest addition to the Safe Harbor Youth Ambassador leaders, and have been with the coalition since the middle of my freshman year. One of my primary objectives is to educate the youth on the dangers of substance abuse before the opportunity to start experimenting arises, and also further inform throughout usage of social media. I can’t wait to work with everyone in the future and am looking forward to bettering the community.
Youth Leader in Training-Noah McDowall
Hello and Salutations. My name is Noah Christopher McDowall and I am currently attending Cohasset High School as a Freshman. I have inhabited Cohasset since 7th grade, before that I lived in Canada. I currently possess the honor of serving as Youth Leader-In-Training, where I assist the Youth Leaders in executing their duties. In the future 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.
Youth Leader in Training-Amanda Sile
Hello all, my name is Amanda Sile and I am currently a Sophomore at South Shore Technical Highschool! I’ve lived in Cohasset since I was in 2nd grade. This will be my third year with the Youth Ambassadors and I couldn’t be more excited! Starting this year, I am one of two Youth Leaders in Training for the program. I’m looking forward to the leadership opportunities that I will get this year and helping to improve our community!
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!!!
WHEN & WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS?
Weekly meetings for the 2020-21 academic year will be held on Thursdays from 4:30-6pm, beginning on Thursday, September 17th. Meetings will take place either virtually, or at the Pratt Memorial Library in the Library Meeting Room.
Due to high demand, registration is now closed as we have reached maximum capacity. Please check back here for updates on the 2021-22 academic year registration.
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.