Wayland Middle School Youth Leadership Group

EMPOWER Leadership Group 2017

Working and playing together

Wayland Middle School Youth Leadership

Every Wednesday’s 1:15-2:00 PM

All are welcome!

Leader: Elsie Cerrone

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.


2018 Summer EMPOWER Youth Leadership program



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 2016 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 report having a parent or other trusted adult outside of school who is available to talk to
of Wayland High School students have used marijuana in the last 30 days, and only 24% have used it in their lifetime
of Wayland teens report that their life was very stressful within the last 30 days

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Recreational Marijuana

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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 9:00AM – 10:15AM 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


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


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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