About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to our constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth. MPY is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
Members include more than 125 public school districts, charter schools, private schools, special education schools, educational collaboratives, and youth community service organizations. For information on membership, call MPY executive director, Margie Daniels, at 781-587-3409.
Benefits of Membership
MPY provides professional development training, youth leadership conferences, and on-site in service workshops as a benefit of membership.
Current employees of member organizations may attend MPY conferences at member rate. Most conferences are free of charge for members. Public school district memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.
It is respectfully requested that non members pay the event fee before the event or at the door. MPY staff reserve the right to not admit non members into events if they have not paid the nonmember fee before entering the event.
Anyone owing conference fees to MPY will not be allowed to register or attend additional events until the balance is paid in full.
Please see our events section for more information on upcoming conferences.
Check our events section for a list of current offerings. To register for an event, click the register now button and follow the prompts to create an account. Once you have created an account with your email address, you will be able to sign up for events, modify your information, or cancel registrations if needed. If there is a fee for the event, an invoice will be sent to your school/organization following the event.
Event Cancellation Policy
If you are registered for a conference and are unable to attend, please give 72 hours notification to MPY by email or you will be charged a cancellation fee. Phone cancellations are not accepted.
Accessibility and Accommodations
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is committed to offering an accessible and welcoming environment to all of our community by providing ADA services and inclusion amenities at our conferences. MPY will work to make accommodations as requested by individuals with diverse abilities. Requests must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Please make accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each member district may select up to five free in-service training workshops, to be held at the school or community site. These trainings are available for staff, students and community members. MPY provides schools, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders with the strategies and skills necessary to help youth and their families. MPY offers workshops on a variety of topics including Internet safety, substance abuse prevention, restorative justice, anxiety, healthy teen relationships, and youth suicide prevention. Please see our workshops section for more information.
Most importantly, membership in MPY fosters partnerships to find long-term solutions to the social and legal issues faced by youth in our schools and communities. Together, we proactively confront health and safety issues with our youth.
MPY is grateful to have received financial contributions from:
- Cummings Foundation
- Domestic Violence Roundtable
- Enterprise Bank
- Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund
- Middlesex District Attorney's Office
- Salem Five
- Sammy Azzouz
- Sudbury Foundation
- The Fred Bergfors and Margaret Sandberg Foundation
- The Savings Bank
Statement of Equal Opportunity
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.