Above the Influence was created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the National Drug Control Policy. This campaign is inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions. A Heatlhy Lynnfield has localized this message for our community prevention work.
Lynnfield's Above the Influence campaign is about being resilient, taking a stand, and choosing healthy alternatives over alcohol or other drugs.
The Above The Influence messaging and activities help teens stand up to negative pressure and influences. The more aware teens are of influences around them, the better prepared they will be to face them, including the pressure to use illegal drugs, prescription pills, and alcohol.
Our campaign incudes:
-Asking local businesses to sign a Pledge to Prevent Underage Alcohol Sales
-A new video from Lynnfield High Youth Council titled, “21 Ways to Stay Above the Influence”
-Our Youth Council members will select weekly Champion for Youth Awards - adults that exemplify positive role models for youth in Lynnfield.
-The film “Don’t Wait” by AddictionIsReal.org on talking to children about substances for parents to view for free throughout the month of April.
-A virtual seminar on Healthy Athletic Development will run on April 7, at 7:30 for parents, coaches and those interested in youth sports.
-Look for our banner downtown the week of April, 26th.
A Healthy Lynnfield wants to do something to support our Educators. This Spring Walking Challenge for Lynnfield Educators is a fun, interactive way to stay connected, participate in something safe and social, and do something healthy all at once! Sign up here.
Don't Wait is a film for parents by parents about how to talk to kids (K-12) about drug use. This is free. To get the log on information, go to our events page.
Professor Lynn Pantuosco-Hensch from Westfield State will offer a virtual webinar on healthy coaching and healthy development for parents and coaches of athletes of all ages. This is a don't miss opportunity! Register on our events page.