Harmony Among Lynn Teens: Unlock the Solution

HALT Conference

Calling all Lynn youth in grades 8 to 12! Come to Lynn Tech on Saturday, March 31st for the 14th Annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT) Conference. The event starts at 4:30pm with resource tables and a pizza contest followed by workshops on topics relevant to teens, an ITM performance, and a dance, to end at 10:30pm. The dance will be FREE for Lynn teens that come before 5:30 ($5.00 after 5:30pm). Bring your School I.D. and get a free raffle ticket for prizes! 

Questions or interested in having a table for your organization? Contact Hai at 781.592.9744 ext.214 or check it out on facebook at

Sponsored by: CTC Lynn/Part of the Solution Youth Council, Girls Inc. of Lynn, Lynn Housing Authority, Chief Coppinger, Lynn Police Department, Lynn Parks and Recreation, Lynn Schools, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy 

Lynn Youth: One voice, One community

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The Lynn Community Association will host a program and round table forum on youth in Lynn on March 15, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Congregation Ahabat Sholom, 151 Ocean Street, Lynn.

Presenters will include Antonio Gutierrez of LYSOA (Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy), Girls Inc., and Harry Schnur of KAYA. Presentations will include information on programs that each of these organizations offer to engage Lynn youth in positive experiences, as well as discussion on the process of guiding teens and young adults toward productive and healthy lifestyles.

“We hear so many stories about our youth getting into trouble. We simply have to make a greater effort to put our youth more in the way of productive activities, which will benefit everyone, “ says Mary Trahan, President of the Association. “No one wants their child to have problems in society, and parents sometimes need a helping hand, regardless of their socioeconomic status or culture; everyone wants to feel valued and recognized in his/her community.”

The program is open to all Lynn residents without charge. The mission of the Lynn Community Association is to promote pride and ownership in the Lynn community through beautification, education, recreation, and neighborly relationships.

Membership in the association is open to all without charge. For additional information, visit us on Facebook, our website at, email, or call 781-346-9060.

For more information on this program - Call Joy Winkler at (781)254-6450, email, or visit us on the web at

Safe Prescripton Drug Disposal Program

The City of Lynn recently received funding from the Department of Public Health to implement a safe prescription drug disposal program.  This program provides the opportunity for local residents to safely and conveniently dispose of unused medications which serves two purposes: a) to reduce youth access to prescription medication and b) to provide a more environmentally sound solution to disposal (as opposed to contaminating the water supply by flushing medicines).  The initial kick off event is scheduled for Saturday, June 26 between 10 am and noon at the Lynn Police Station.  After that time, the drop off box will remain in the lobby of the Lynn Police Station and will be accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

RAW Arts Programs

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer?  RAW Arts offers a number of group programs for youth.  RAW groups are FREE of charge and offer youth a chance to express and explore themselves under the guidance of our Master's level Creative Art Therapists and professional artists. No prior art experience is necessary.  For more information about RAW please contact the Outreach Coordinator, Laura at  or 781.593.5515 ext 218.

Earth Day 40th Anniversary: Park Cleanup and Tree Planting

Come join Keystone, Lynn CITYWIDE Youth Council, PartoftheSolution and Torch Club for an Earth Day park cleanup and tree planting.  We will be meeting at the Lynn Commons (across from the Boys and Girls Club) at 11:30 AM.  Refreshments will be served.  Please contact GayLynne Samsonoff ( for more information.



HALT Conference this Saturday!

The 12th Annual (HALT) Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference is this Saturday April 10th, 2010 from 4:30-11:00 p.m. at Lynn Tech.  The youth/adult planning committee has been very busy putting together what we think will be another great HALT Conference!  This annual conference gives teens resources to live healthy lives while demonstrating the positive contributions youth are making in the city.  Last year over 350 Lynn teens came out for this event to find out how they could make a difference.  This year's conference will have an anti-violence focus (specific theme to be decided this week).  The evening will include:
    •    Agency Resource Tables
    •    Summer Job Information
    •    Best Pizza in Lynn?  Teens eat & vote! (Over 15 Lynn Restaurants donate their pizzas for this)
    •    Youth Led Workshops
    •    Inspirational Speakers  
    •    followed by a Dance & free give aways!!!!

For more information about the HALT conference contact: Tosha Duester, Girls Inc of Lynn 781-592-9744 ext. 210 or Cathy Rowe, Lynn Housing Authority  781-598-4291

Lynn YMCA: The Core

Looking for something for the kids to do after school?  The Lynn YMCA has supervised activities Monday – Friday from 2-6 pm for children in grades K-8.  The Core program is based in the Youth Center and works around a team concept.  Activities include swimming, sports, computer center, art crafts, homework help and snack.

Youth will have access to many different facilities including the youth center, game room, racquetball courts, pool, basketball gym, indoor track, outdoor playground and computer center.

Participation requires a youth membership and a $20.00 monthly fee.

Please direct your questions to our Youth and Teen Director, Gregg Ellenberg at or 781-581-3105 x238

Sustainability Fair 2010

“Food for Thought:  Strawberries in December”
March 16, 2010
9 AM - 1 PM, North Shore Community College, Lynn Campus Gym
Our choices of local food and agricultural practices can impact the planet as much as driving our cars! This year we propose to focus on and promote local and organic growers, food production, sustainable gardening practices, nutrition etc. Everyone is invited, including staff, faculty, students and the public!
Speakers include:
The Food Project: Youth Program & Urban Gardening, Heifer International:Sustainable Agriculture Globally, 
Farmers' Market of Marblehead: The Inside Story, 
Zumi’s Umesh Bhuju/Gordon College: Fair Trade Movement
, First Light Farm: Sustainable Agriculture Locally

Some of the tables and exhibits include:
Northeast Harvest, Valley View Farm (Goat cheese making), 
Community Gardening, 
Local restaurants using local foods, 
Container Gardening
Rain Barrels
, Alfalfa Farm Wines, 
, Lynn Time Bank, 
Carbon Footprint of meals, 
The Natural Step, 
Ford School Organic Gardens, 
Mass. Department of Agriculture
, NSCC Horticulture Department, 
NSCC Culinary Arts Department, 
NSCC Green Curriculum
, NSCC Green Jobs Training Information

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