WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to share that the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is sponsoring a hybrid conference on helping teenage girls thrive in school and communities.


Wednesday, May 24; Registration from 8:15-8:45 a.m.; Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington


  • Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D., Director and Co-Founder of Riverside Trauma Center
  • Bridget Brewer, Supervisor, Girls, Inc.
  • Gabrielle Doyle, Advocacy Campaign Manager, The Trevor Project
  • Tobey Eugenio, M.Ed., Creativity Director, Our Sisters’ School
  • Katie Greer, KL Greer Consulting, LLC
  • Kye Mosca, B.A., Health and STEM Educator, Our Sisters’ School
  • Morgan Westine, LCSW, School Social Worker, Our Sisters’ School


A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that almost all indicators of health and well-being for high school students have worsened significantly during the past 10 years. Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is presenting a hybrid conference focusing on helping teen girls thrive both in schools and the communities.

A significant increase in the percentage of youth who seriously considered suicide, made a suicide plan, and attempted suicide is especially worrisome. Female students are experiencing an alarming greater risk of self-harm, sexual violence and bullying than their male peers, according to the CDC report.

With a focus on school connectedness, this conference will also address current mental and behavioral health challenges as documented by the CDC, indicating “disparities among students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or another non-heterosexual identity.” Additionally, this conference will discuss the impact of being bullied or threatened with violence at school or bullied electronically through social media and the cyber world.

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 training to constituents, and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth 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. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/

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