High School Student Conference - Building Resiliency, Compassion & Gratitude

March 12th, 2019

High School Student Conference

Building Resiliency, Compassion & Gratitude 

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is inviting high school students from our member schools to join us for a journey of self-discovery.  Led by experts, the goal of this program is to build resiliency, gratitude and compassion.

The day will be filled with interactive and hands-on experiences using mindfulness, self-awareness and movement exercises. Strategies for students to develop their own “positive self-talk” will be taught.

The impact of technology, including social media, on self- perceptions and comparisons to others will be explored. While we are all unique, we are also interdependent.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Location: Melrose Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall

Registration:      8:15 am – 9:00 am

Conference:       9:00 am – 1:15 pm 


Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer will be delivering a keynote address. Other speakers include:

  • Paula Black, Assistant Director of Student Services, Newton Public Schools
  • Pam Garramone, Positive Psychology Speaker, Life Coach, Founder – Thrive New Boston
  • Tara Healey, Director of Mind the Moment, Mindfulness Program of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Pat Barbieri, Executive Director, LABBB Collaborative
  • Lisa Poirier, Occupational Therapist, LABBB Collaborative, and Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Steve Guditus, Director of Educational Technology, Tri-Town School Union
  • Ed Hauben, Mindfulness Practitioner and Teacher

Tara Healey's Presentation

Mindfulness Resource Guide

Registration is open to all member schools and limited to ten students per school. One advisor is required for every 10 students. Advisors are required to remain for the entire conference. There is a $10 program fee per student which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is no charge for advisors.

To register or for questions, please contact:
Lauren Hurton
781 587-3411


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