Resources for Teens


Youth to Youth  A national organization that engages young people through meaningful activities and experiences to develop and implement their own ideas to create positive change.

WaylandCares Middle School Youth Leadership

WaylandCares Middle School Youth Leadership program offers students the opportunity to celebrate making healthy decisions to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use as minors. In addition to substance use prevention, the Youth Leadership group is focused on community service, community awareness and providing opportunities for your child to be a leader within the community.

Wayland Middle School Staff Member Elsie Cerrone, will advise the Youth Leadership Group with support from Jason Verhoosky, Director of WaylandCares and Jane Purser, Program Coordinator, WaylandCares. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays directly after school for 45min. Each week will be comprised of check-ins, educational resources, leadership and teamwork games and group work on community projects. In addition to weekly meetings, your child may be invited to participate in additional community events or education opportunities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elsie Cerrone at   or WaylandCares at 508.358.6825.

The 84 is a statewide movement of youth fighting tobacco in Massachusetts. The 84 represents the 84% of Massachusetts youth who did NOT smoke when the movement began. Now, 92% of youth do NOT smoke.

Students Against Destructive Decisions – SADD EMPOWER. ENGAGE. MOBILIZE. CHANGE. For 35 years, SADD has been the leading organization committed to saving lives by empowering teens to stand strong against destructive decisions. We have an active local chapter at WHS.

Teen Health an online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality. 

Be Healthy, Be Happy Be You, Beautiful As a teen, your family may give you more responsibilities and the chance to spend more time with your friends. This extra time with your friends may put you in new or different social situations and places. With your parents not around as much, you are making more choices for yourself and will need to keep yourself safe. If you forget about your safety, your fun can quickly turn into danger.