District Attorney Marian Ryan with students from Wakefield at the middle school Empowering Girls Conference
Research Scientist Alissa Myrick shares her journey with students at the Empowering Girls Conference.
ADA Michelle Margolis presents an MPY in-service workshop on Sexting.
MPY hosted a teen dating abuse prevention conference featuring the new video series Teen Dating A to Generation Z.
District Attorney Marian Ryan honors Nashoba Valley Tech student Cheyanne Thistle, winner of the 2016 Poster Project
More than 220 middle school students attend Empowering Girls 2015 on December 3, 2015
The Hon. Jay Blitzman, Margie Daniels and Dr. Susan Swick at the Feb. 11, 2016 conference on reducing excessive absenteeism.
Middle school students perform an activity at the 2016 You Lead Conference, held in partnership with the MIAA.
DA Ryan with students from Everett High School at the Empowering Girls Conference on Dec. 1, 2015.
A behind-the-scenes look at filming of the teen dating video series, which will debut in the Spring of 2016.
MPY Board Members join District Attorney Marian Ryan and MPY Exec Dir. Margie Daniels at annual Poster Project ceremony
MPY Executive Director Margie Daniels and Professor Donna Decker at the high school Empowering Girls Conference
Teen Dating A to Generation Z - A new MPY Video Series!
Greater Lowell Technical High School is honored with the annual Martin T. Meehan Award for educational leadership by DA Ryan.
Staff from Newton Public Schools share best practices at the Confronting Suicide Conference on May 8, 2015
Students from Melrose, Somerville and Shawsheen Tech lead a panel discussion on teen dating abuse to promote MPY's new video series.
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kieran Ramsey speaks at the 20th Annual School Safety Summit
Students from Somerville High School are featured in MPY's teen dating video series. Visit our prevention page for more info.
MPY Executive Director Margie Daniels welcomes high school students to the
Margie Daniels with James Forest, terrorism expert from UMASS Lowell, at the 20th annual School Safety Summit
DA Ryan accepts contribution from the City of Lowell to support opioid prevention efforts.
District Attorney Marian Ryan with Karis Morales of Somerville, winner of the 2015 PSA Project.
ADA Aliya Khalidi, Deputy Director of District Courts Denise Duran, and Director of District Courts Alice Casey at SECURE XVIII
Michele Gay and Dr. Susan Swick were the featured speakers at the Dec. 4, 2015 Mental Health Series conference on coping after a crisis.
Michael McCourt presents a talk on preparing for the unexpected at SECURE XVIII
Traci Antoine, Margie Daniels, Dr. Janet Helms, and Chief Robert Bongiorno at the 2016 SECURE conference on Cultural Sensitivity and Civil Rights
Students from Shawsheen Valley Tech at the premiere of Teen Dating A to Generation Z, MPY's video series
District Attorney Marian Ryan moderates a panel discussion on developing respectful and inclusive communities at SECURE XVIII
Assistant District Attorney Kristen Hughes leads workshop on Sexting for middle school students in North Reading
Following a presentation by District Attorney Marian Ryan, Somerville Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi, and Cory Mashburn, director of Prevention in Somerville, Somerville HS seniors pledge to be substance free at the senior prom
DA Ryan presents the 2015 Citizenship in Action Award to Cheryl Aglio-Girelli and Mynette Shifman, Framingham public schools health educators.
Spotlight: Opioid Prevention PSA
Have you ever met a drug dealer who was required to provide disclosures to his "customers" about the consequences of using drugs?
That's the concept behind Said No Drug Dealer Ever, a creative PSA by the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth to raise awareness among young people about the dangers of opioid misuse -- and how one bad decision could lead to a lifetime of negative consequences.
This short video also provides real information about the serious effects of addiction. Opioid addiction is a public health epidemic across both Middlesex County and the state of Massachusetts, with an estimated 1,526 deaths due to overdoses in 2015.
MPY, in conjunction with the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, plan to release this video across Middlesex Country to engage students to participate in the social media campaign, #SaidNoDrugDealerEver.
School districts, law enforcement, and community agencies are encouraged to view, download, share, and embed this video as part of prevention and education efforts aimed at teens.
The project was funded through a generous contribution from the City of Lowell and State Sen. Eileen Donoghue.
who we are
Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. (MPY), in partnership with the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, is a 501(c)(3) organization which provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops initiatives to increase students' safety, health and learning in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. learn more
MPY is committed to engaging parents, educators and students in collaborative dialogues with law enforcement, social service agencies, and community-based organizations.
Such interactions provide the foundation for creating solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to address important issues that impact youth. learn more