part of the solution

Volunteer Spotlight On: Part of the Solution

Part of the Solution is Girls Inc. of Lynn’s youth advisory council to Lynn’s Communities that Care Coalition. The group is comprised of teens who attend Lynn Public Schools and is led by SCI AmeriCorps Youth Leadership Coordinator, Benine Mudymba. Its mission is to foster civic engagement, build community pride amongst Lynn residents, and to provide teens with healthy alternatives to risky behaviors.

POS is a youth driven initiative made up of Lynn teens ages 14-18. So far, they’ve hosted various events such as “Karaoke Night,” which was aimed at providing a healthy substance-free alternative to teens in Lynn. The members of this year’s POS got involved in many different ways. POS member Alanah has been involved with Girls Inc. of Lynn since sixth grade. Of her experience with POS, she says, “People always think of Lynn as a bad city, and I want to help give it a better name.” Another member, Kristen, says she joined POS because, “I’ve always been into making a difference through community service and helping others in any way I can.” All of the members of POS are dedicated to making positive progress for the City of Lynn through active engagement and community involvement.

POS holds monthly meetings which are free and open to the public at Girls Inc. of Lynn. The meetings are a chance to get the public involved in POS’s vision of creating a more prideful Lynn through community oriented activities, skill building workshops, and more. Additionally, POS is currently planning their annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens (HALT) Conference, their kick-off event to celebrate Lynn and provide teens with a safe and healthy space to have fun and learn new things. This year’s conference will include workshops on feminism, bullying, domestic violence, and more. The conference will lead up to HALT’s Dance Party – you won’t want to miss it! For more information on the HALT Conference or POS’s monthly meetings contact Benine at BMudymba@girlsinclynn.org.

15th Annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference

15th annual Harmony Among Lynn Teens Conference

Hosted by Part of the Solution Youth Council at Girls Inc. of Lynn

Saturday, April 6th

4:30pm -10:30pm

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

80 Neptune Blvd

Lynn, MA

The goal of the event is to bring youth together to discuss teen issues and show that having a good time doesn’t include drugs and alcohol. The theme of this year’s conference is being “Above the Influence”, not just including substance abuse, but also peer pressure, violence, bullying, and other negative influences. Around 200-300 teens come together to learn about resources in their communities and attend workshops followed by guest speakers, raffle prizes, and more! 

If you have any questions, please contact Ingrid Olson at iolson@girlsinclynn.org or call 781-592-9744 x214

Buy a T-Shirt & Support Lynn

Want to support Lynn and look cool at the same time?

You can get a "Yeah I'm from Lynn and Proud of it!" T-shirt.

These $10 T-shirts were designed by teens in Lynn. Your purchase benefits the United Way Youth Venture. The proceeds go to mini-grants for youth-initiated service-learning, social capital building and/or clean-up projects in Lynn. The shirts can be purchased at: Girls Inc. of Lynn 50 High Street, Lynn

For more information email kluck@socialcapitalinc.org.

Lynn Youth Coffee House

Photo by Steven Depolo

Part of the Solution Youth Council

Presents

The Lynn Youth Coffee House

Friday December 7th

8-10 pm.

At Centerboard

16 City Hall Sq.


This FREE event is open to highschoolers only.

Come enjoy a night of live music, spoken word, poetry and more.

There will be free coffee and hot chocolate.

 

Are you interested in performing? Contact us on facebook!

www.facebook.com/partofthesolution

Artwork & Slogan Competition

T-shirt Design Flyer

Lynn students in grades 8 to 12 are invited to compete in POS's Artwork and Slogan Competition! Students can (A) Design a t-shirt representing Lynn in a positive way. Winning t-shirt design will be sold and the proceeds will go to cleaning up Lynn or (B) Create a slogan or catchy rhyme that best describes Lynn in a positive way

Click here for the brief application form. Send your application form, designs, and/or slogan to: Hai VanCong/Girls Inc, 50 High street, Lynn, MA 01902. Questions? Call Hai at 781.592.9744 ext 214. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH!

Part of the Solution (POS) is a group of teens that promote a safe, healthy, and substance abuse free environment that supports positive youth, family, and community development. POS is the youth advisory council to Lynn's Communities that Care Coalition, hosted at Girls Inc. of Lynn. 

City-Wide Scavenger Hunt for Teens *DATE CHANGE 11/4*

Scavenger Hunt Flyer *DATE CHANGE 11/5*

Part of the Solution is a group of 25 teens (male and female). The purpose of the group is to help reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the city, promote a healthy community, and to make our neighborhoods safe places. Come join them for a city-wide scavenger hunt on Saturday, November 4th from 2pm to 4pm, with registration at 1:30pm. 3 to 5 teens per team.  For more information, please contact Hai VanCong, Part of the Solution Advisor, at 781.532.9744 ext 214.

 

Volunteers Needed  from 1pm-4pm--help with registration, scavenger hunt, and awarding the winning teams!  Contact Hai if interested.

Part of the Solution Adviso781.592.9744 ext. 214  

Drug Paraphernalia Project Performance

Part of the Solution (POS) has been involved with a project to show the Lynn community what drug paraphernalia is being sold in their stores.  Along with another Girls Inc. program, POS put together a presentation that they performed for the Lynn Board of Health in October.  They did such a great job that they were asked to give another performance November 10th, 6:30 PM at Lynn City Hall.  Please come out and support Part of the Solution.
 

Part of the Solution

        Part of the Solution (POS) serves as the youth counterpart of the Communities That Care Coalition.  The goal of POS is to create, provide and participate in activities focused around diminishing their peers' exposure to drugs and alcohol.  Please take a look at the attached flyer for ways to get involved with this program.  The next meeting is September 29th @ 5:00 p.m. at Girls Inc. of Lynn 50 High Street, 3rd Floor.

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