Tag Archive: substance abuse prevention

Above the Influence- Stories of Resilience

Once more, Connection Lab helped youth from the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition create a striking symbol from the national Above the Influence campaign. This year, the campaign’s arrow inside a… Continue reading

Data Banners: quick visual storytelling

CHNA 17 (the community health network area that brings together public health initiatives from 6 communities) provided multi-year funding to five different youth health projects.  As the projects are nearing completion, the CHNA… Continue reading

Wolrd Café in Quincy

Impact Quincy hosted a great substance abuse prevention conference last week. It brought together a number of towns working on opiate overdose prevention to share best practices and move their work forward together. … Continue reading

Above the Influence quilt gets noticed

The beautiful quilt that youth from the Allston-Brighton Youth Task Force created was hung in the community during April.  It will soon be displayed at a local school and at St Elizabeth’s Hospital. … Continue reading

Completed ATI quilt!

Here it is, the final quilt.  Look carefully to see the wonderful things that keep Allston-Brighton youth above the influence.  Watch for the quilt displayed in the neighborhood during Alcohol Awareness Month.

quilt project nearly complete

Just in time to be displayed for alcohol awareness month, the A-B youth coalition has completed a quilt that they hope will inspire younger youth to find their own reasons to stay above the… Continue reading

Allston-Brighton Youth Quilt Project

As one of the young people put it, quilts are old-fashioned, but they also have some distinct advantages when it comes to community art.  They can be folded up and moved, they can… Continue reading