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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.

Special PIE meeting about Vaping, Don’t miss it!   ∗∗TO BE RESCHEDULED – DATE TBA∗∗
March 7 from 7:00-8:30 PM in the WHS Lecture Hall. All (adult) community members are welcome at this special PIE meeting.  Jason Verhoosky of Wayland Cares will discuss the issue of vaping: breakdown current trends, vaping products and devices, vaping science, what to look for, health impact, and how to talk to your youth about vaping.
Discussions will include: 
  • Vaping has quickly become a popular thing to do for both teens and adults. Vaping, Juuling, Cloud Chasing— what is it?
  • Is it healthier than smoking?
  • What’s in a vaping device?
  • How do they work?
  • What should I be concerned about?

Please join us for this informative presentation and discussion. 



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

What’s New?

March 7 is Vaping Education Night at Wayland High School

By Peter Bochner The number of teenagers who are vaping is skyrocketing. According to one national survey, in 2017, 27.8% of 12th graders had vaped. In 2018, that number jumped to 37.3%. If you follow the news, either in print or online, you’ve undoubtedly been seeing...
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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


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.

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

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