AS A COMMUNITY WE CAN HELP OUR YOUTH MAKE HEALTHY DECISIONS.

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Empower Campaign

2018 EMPOWER LEADERSHIP

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WHS SADD & WMS Youth Leadership

Who We Are

WaylandCares is a community coalition dedicated to reducing youth substance use and abuse in Wayland. Learn more about what we do to improve the health and wellbeing of our youth

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Upcoming Events

Join us in a variety of events to support WaylandCares promoting the health and wellbeing of youth in our community!

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How to Help

We are a volunteer-driven community offering several programs and activities that could use your support. Please consider sharing your time and talents with us — and with our community.

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Make the Ordinary Come Alive 

The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents by William Martin

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.

Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.

Show them how to cry when pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coalition Meeting Nov. 19, 9-10:15AM, Wayland Middle School

Dec. 17 Wayland Safety Building
Jan. 21 Wayland High School
Feb. 25 Wayland Middle School
March 17 Wayland Safety Building
April 28 Wayland High School
May 19 Wayland Middle School
June 9 Wayland Safety Building

3-5th grade Internet Safety Night Dec. 5th, Claypit Hill, 6:45-7:45 PM

WMS Social Night Jan. (Date TBA) WHS Field House, 7-9PM 

Great Resource

UNDER THE RIGHT INFLUENCE

SAFE and SUBSTANCE FREE Guide for Parents and Guardians

DID YOU KNOW?

WaylandCares supports Wayland Public school and The MetroWest Health Foundation in implementing and evaluating The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey every 2 years at both Wayland Middle School and Wayland High School.  We use this data to identify trends in both healthy and risky behaviors, identify areas of concern and to guide our work in encouraging youth and families to make healthy decisions around substance use. Here are some key findings from the 2018 MetroWest Adolscent Health Survey.

30%
of Wayland High School students made the choice to drink alcohol in the last 30 days
24%
of Wayland High School students report using an electronic vaping device in the past 30 days.
19%
of Wayland High School students have used marijuana in the last 30 days, and only 28% have used it in their lifetime
39%
of Wayland teens report that their life was very stressful within the last 30 days
91%
of Wayland High School students report having a parent or other trusted adult outside of school who is available to talk to

What’s New?

2019 WHS Community Service Awards

For more information  2019 Annual High School Community Service...
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Get Involved

WaylandCares is a community coalition and that means we can’t do what we do without you!
There are many ways to get involved with WaylandCares:

• Join the Mailing List

• Attend a WaylandCares Coalition Meeting
We meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:45AM – 9:00AM at Wayland High School

• Join a Committee

• Attend a Parent Education Night

For more information on how you can get involved with WaylandCares, please email us at wayland_cares@wayland.k12.ma.us

Donate

Your generous donations are accepted to help educate our community on how to stay healthy.

Volunteer

Please consider sharing your time and talents with us — and with our community. Learn more to find out the different ways to volunteer.

Get In Touch

Have any outstanding questions? We are available anytime to provide you information and connect you to resources.

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