EMPOWER Campaign

Empower Campaign

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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


Upcoming Events

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


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.


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.”


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.

of Wayland High School students made the choice to drink alcohol in the last 30 days

of Wayland High School students have used marijuana in the last 30 days, and only 28% have used it in their lifetime

of Wayland teens report that their life was very stressful within the last 30 days

of Wayland High School students report having a parent or other trusted adult outside of school who is available to talk to

of Wayland High School students report using an electronic vaping device in the past 30 days.

What’s New?

2019 WHS Community Service Awards

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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 9-10:15AM. See location list above. 

• Join a Committee

• Attend a Parent Education Night

For more information on how you can get involved with WaylandCares, please email us at


Your generous donations are accepted to help educate our community on how to make healthy decisions. If you would like to maintain and enhance WaylandCares programming, please consider a donation to the 501(c)(3) that supports the organization, Friends of Wayland Youth & Family Services. To make a donation a donation on line, click the Donate button below for processing via PayPal. If you prefer to donate by mail, please enclose a check payable to Friends of Youth & Family Services and send to: Town of Wayland, Attn: Friends of Youth & family Services, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland MA 01778.

Sponsorship Levels:

$5,000 Platinum   $250 Patron
$2,500 Gold   $100 Supporter
$1,000 Silver   $50 Friend
$500 Bronze   $_____ Donor


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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