Lynn Youth Health Alliance

Food drive in Lynn makes headlines

"An Alliance Against Hunger," by Gayla Cawley, Itemlive.com

The Lynn Youth Health Alliance partnered with Stop & Shop, Move for Hunger, and Two Men and a Truck, to hold the "Fill-A-Truck" food drive last Wednesday in Lynn. The group successfully filled 16 boxes with donations for hungry families in Massachusetts - the boxes are destined for the Greater Boston Food Bank.

SCI AmeriCorps member, Bridget Peters, who serves as the youth leadership coordinator with Lynn Youth Health Alliance, was in attendance. Read the full article here.

SCI Partner Lynn Youth Health Alliance wins video contest!

Salud Today Blog

SCI partner Lynn Youth Health Alliance has won a contest sponsored by health organization Salud Today for a video profiling the LYHA's Healthy Corner Store project. The teens worked with corner stores in Lynn, MA to make healthier food options more available (and junk food less prominently displayed). Check out their winning video below!

 

 

 

SCI Partners participate in MLK Day of Service events

While SCI headquarters was focused on making our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Franklin Park a success (read more here), SCI AmeriCorps members at several of our partner organizations were concentrating their service on MLK Day events in their host communities. Multi-project, multi-organization events were held in Lynn and on the South Coast, while YLCs at the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn led their youth in activities and service projects to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday.

I stopped by Girls Inc. of Lynn on Monday afternoon to find a gymnasium bustling with service projects. Volunteers filled toolkits for homeless veterans and stuffed toiletry bags full of supplies for the Lynn Shelter Association. At another table, youth volunteers sewed homemade tote bags for the Lynn Shelter and Senior Center while, across the room, volunteers made valentines for seniors and veterans. Against a wall, immediately catching my eye, was a beautiful MLK mural (pictured), created and presented earlier by La Vida Scholars.Read more

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