Volunteer with the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance

The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance is an organization that promotes healthy eating and active living by working in the Lynn community both with store/restaurant owners as well as Lynn residents. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance aims to implement political, systematic, and environmental changes that can increase accessibility to healthy food and maximize opportunities for physical fitness.

Right now, the organization's Youth Health Alliance, a group of dedicated high school students from different schools in Lynn, is recruiting for two big projects: The Healthy Corner Store Project and the Healthy Dining Initiative.

The Healthy Corner Store Project aims to promote the healthy items that corner stores sell and in turn help Lynn residents to make educated healthy choices when shopping at these stores.

The Healthy Dining Initiative works to get local restaurants to provide healthy and nutritious dining options to their customers.

To find out more information on how to get involved in these two projects, check out the Alliance's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LynnFoodandFitness or email Christina at CCannon@socialcapitalinc.org.

Volunteer at the Downtown Lynn Fall Festival!

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Volunteers atthe upcoming Downtown Lynn Cultural District Fall Festival on the evening of Thursday, October 2nd. Throughout the afternoon, there will be live music, a 5k, pumpkin carving and decorating contest, and so much more!

Volunteers are currently needed help with set up/take down, to monitor the race path, and many other things. Come help us make this the best event ever... and you'll get a free T-Shirt!

For more information and to sign up to volunteer contact Jolene Kelly at Jolene Kelly jolenelynnarts@gmail.com, stop by 25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901, or call (781) 598-5244. You can also find the Volunteer page on Facebook under DTL Fall Festival: Volunteer Page.

Celebrate Literacy Day with Operation Bootstrap and the First Lady of Massachusetts!

Join us for to Operation Bootstrap's Celebrate Literacy day this Tuesday, September 16th at Operation Bootstrap, 20 Wheeler St., Suite 203, in Lynn!Read more

Become an AmeriCorps Member and Give Back to Your Community!

Girls Inc. of Lynn is currently recruiting an AmeriCorps Member for September 2014-August 2015! This is a great opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the North Shore community.Read more

Become a Mentor and make a difference at Girls Inc. of Lynn!

Did you know that 64% of youth with mentors develop a more positive attitude towards school and 52% of youth with mentors are less likely then their peers to skip a day of school, making them more likely to graduate? Want to know how you can become a mentor and have this kind of positive effect on girls' lives?

Come to Girls Inc. of Lynn's After-Work Perk Info Session this Wednesday, September 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.! Girls Inc. of Lynn offers group mentoring with middle school girls (11-14 years old) and one-on-one mentoring with juniors and seniors to guide them through the college application process. Come to tthis information event to find out more about each program - no obligation, just information. Build relationships, have fun, and encourage girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD!

When: Wednesday, September 10, 6-7pm
Where: 50 High Street, Lynn MA 01902 3rd floor

See you there!

Food Project launches another year at Farmers Market

In a effort to get more people to eat fresh local produce and goodies The Food Project is set to launch another great season with Farmers Markets and CSA .

Located at Central Square in Lynn the Farmers Market will host an variety of produce and other yummy delicious treats for people to enjoy on site or at home.

National Reading is FUN Week

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, delivers free books and literacy resources to kids who need them most. For many of the kids RIF serves, their RIF books are their only books. They are the books that fill their hungry minds and nourish their future successes – in school and life. Since RIF’s establishment in 1966, providing 35 million kids with 400 million new, free books. Today, there are 16 million kids living in poverty in the U.S. To reach them, RIF needs you. Book People Unite. During National Reading is fun week, pledge, donate or simply read to a child.

To get more involved watch this video http://youtu.be/pdpKIjpaBU8 and share it with as many people as possible to make a FUNdamental difference in childrens' lives.

Lynn celebrates Childrens' Mental Health week

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. The theme chosen for 2014 is Building a Circle of Wellness. Below are a few ways that you can get involved locally as well as globally.

What YOU Can Do To Celebrate Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Spread awareness by distributing green ribbons and lapel pins to advocates, supporters, potential partners & funders, child-serving agencies, children, youth and families in the Lynn community!
  • Visit websites and print tip sheets and other informative resources to distribute in the community.
  • Plan an awareness week event (a movie viewing, ice-cream social or entertainment event). These events are great opportunities to get the community involved and educated on children's mental health issues. For more publicity, invite local media to the event!
  • Partner with local youth groups like The Boys and Girls Club of Lynn and other organizations such as Girls Inc. of Lynn to support them with their planned awareness events!
  • Write an editorial and send it to local newspapers or reach out to local media outlets.
  • Plan a forum or panel presentation featuring family and youth stories, invite Lynn child serving agencies, other social service groups and government officials to participate and attend.
  • Build awareness through social media! Start a group on Facebook or Twitter and post and tweet awareness week messages to promote positive mental health. Provide ideas about how people can get involved during awareness week and beyond!
  • Encourage others to join the National Federation. More members allow the Federation to build a stronger voice so that we can advocate for greater change!
  • Spread the word and share information from the National Federation website, email blast and magazine. This is a great way to show that Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is both a Lynn and national initiative!
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