Youth Council spent our November meetings learning the importance of mental wellness. The winter months and holidays are a stressful time in addition to the challenges brought on by the pandemic and we wanted to share some healthy tips with our peers and community. We partnered with Lynnfield Public Schools Food Service Program and disseminated 250 flyers!
Youth Council held a personal care drive and were able to collect 500 personal care items to support Citizens Inn with their continued mission of ending hunger, homelessness and supporting families affected by substance use. We learned from Citizens Inn that due to the pandemic their needs have grown by 369%.
Our Youth Council “BE IT” activity is a critical and thoughtful way to examines ones actions -or personal brand- which affects how he or she is perceived and influences others. Youth Council members created personal slogans as a reminder and reinforcement of consistency between personal beliefs and personal actions, inspiring them and others to stay "above the influence”
Youth Council participated in "TAG IT" to help increase youths awareness of influences in their environment and how influences may prompt them to make decisions – both positive and negative, healthy and unhealthy.
Our Youth Council worked on Self Care Plans this week. We learned the importance of intentional activities that take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Intentionality is something we often overlook with our busy lives .
Our Youth Council has been learning about the importance of Mental Wellness. Our Youth Council worked on creating "Wellness Wednesday" posts to share their own positive messaging with you. Through the month of December checkout our posts on social media every Wednesday to see their work on Self Care.
Hi, my name is Evyenia Georges! I am a sophomore at Lynnfield High School. When I grow up, I hope to go into a profession that involves math and science. I have lived in Lynnfield for thirteen years. One of my favorite things about living in Lynnfield is how small the community is and how close-knit the people are. Being a part of the A Healthy Lynnfield Youth Council is important because I see the impact that we can have on our community. In the Youth Council, we can work to promote awareness about substance misuse to our fellow students. I believe that our work can be more successful in the youth when it is promoted by students. We must create a message for all students that will stick with them for life. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”. This quote stands out to me because I believe that each day is like a new sheet of paper with new opportunities to succeed.
Grade at Lynnfield Highschool: 9
How Long you have lived in Lynnfield: 11 years
Why being in AHL is important to me: I like the idea of having a positive impact and being involved in the community.
Favorite Quote: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"
Favorite thing about Lynnfield: I like the way everyone can come together and help each other for important things!
What I hope to be when I grow up: A politician or a pediatric doctor