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.


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!!!


Weekly meetings will take place at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library Meeting room. Day of the week-TBD


Calvin Spear

Info coming soon!

Noah McDowall

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.

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.

Laila Al Rashid

Hello, my name is Laila Al Rashid and I am a sophomore at Cohasset High School (2021-22). This is my first year as a Youth Leader In Training and my second year living in Cohasset. I am excited to work with other members of the community to combat substance misuse and improve mental health in our town!


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.


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.


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.


2022-23 forms coming soon!