The mission of the Partnership for Youth is to promote the health and well-being of teens in the Franklin County and North Quabbin region. PFY collaborates with school and community partners to establish and support effective youth development and health-promotion programs, provide training and technical assistance with emphasis on evidence-based practices, and involve and empower […]
In November, MA residents will vote on the question of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Whether or not this legislation passes – and how this legislation is implemented if passed – will have a significant impact on the use of marijuana by young people. The FRCOG’s Partnership for Youth, as part of their work with […]
The murder of George Floyd and resulting international protests highlight again the dire consequences of systemic racism and inequity in our society. We all must proactively work to right centuries of wrong. At the FRCOG, we are already involved in projects to improve racial equity. The Communities that Care Coalition, staffed by our Partnership for […]
An Evening Event for Adults Raising, Caring For & Educating Young People A presentation and Q&A with local prevention specialists Melinda Calianos of the Hampshire Franklin Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, and Kat Allen of the Communities that Care Coalition & Partnership for Youth. See attached flyer for information about dinner, childcare, transportation, and interpretation. Sponsored by Gill-Montague Regional […]
Food access in Franklin County and the North Quabbin is complex. While farm fields and food venues abound, many people struggle to get enough nutritious food to eat. In Franklin County, over 10% of people and 18% of children are food insecure. In order to effectively implement strategies to improve residents’ access to healthy food, […]
Click here to read Partnership For Youth Coalition Coordinator Kat Allen’s recent My Turn in the Recorder.
Please click here for a flyer and a job description about this opening in the Partnership For Youth and Communities That Care Coalition.
Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places people live, learn, work and play. Franklin County’s Mass in Motion initiative is part of the Communities That Care Coalition, which is co-hosted by the Partnership for Youth, a program of the FRCOG. A newly-formed Steering […]
The Communities That Care Coalition (CTC), co-hosted by the FRCOG’s Partnership for Youth and Community Action, has once again received national attention for its successful use of a Collective Impact approach to achieving social change. On November 12, the Collective Impact Forum released a publication, How Public Policy Can Support Collective Impact, with a shout […]