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Back: L to R:  Mitra Patel, Logan Cosgrove, Eric Keefe, Liam Cosgrove
Front: L to R:  Paige Dube, Keiko Cadigan-McCarron, Bailey McDevitt, Elena Greco
Not pictured:  Claire Curry

statemntYATL’s work together and with community partners on projects such as the creation of vaping prevention videos for parents/faculty/staff, the conduction of Sticker Shock at liquor stores in Town and giving presentations to Board of Health & to DA’s Opioid Prevention Task Force.

YATL’s work with their peers in the Galvin and High School via Youth Action Team Clubs.  They engage Galvin students in how to be “Above the Influence”.  They invent creative ways (“News Flush” & “Bathroom Buzz”) to get important health info and Youth Risk Behavior Survey data to Galvin and High School students.  They create fun, interactive, peer-to-peer presentations to further the health prevention message for 7th-9th graders via health classes.  

See the YAT Activities page for more.


d698d4241e053184cae9a63ffcb684e6Wakefield Youth Action Team Member Bios

Hi, my name is Keiko.  I enjoy doing color guard and performing with my high school’s marching band and winter guard groups.  In the summer, I travel and perform with the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps. I love being involved in the Wakefield community and making it a better place.  I’m interested in social work for the future.

Hi, my name is Claire.  I enjoy softball, throwing shot put and helping people as much as I can.  I love working with children and trying to make my school and community better.  I want to be an ultrasound technician when I am older.

Hi, my name is Paige.  I will be pursuing soccer along with my studies of Physical Therapy in college.  I love spending time with my family and my dog Briggsy. I have played the viola for 9 years and am in the string ensemble at WMHS.

Hi, my name is Eric.  My goals during high school are to be a role model to younger students and to work hard both in and out of the classroom.  I enjoy being a team player through sports and spreading positivity in the community with YAT and Student Council. I hope to attend college to study business.

Hi, my name is Elena.  I’m the class president of my grade and love student government.  I have a twin. In my free time, I love to listen to music and dye my hair different colors.

Hi, my name is Liam.  I’m a senior at WMHS. In addition to being a YAT leader, I am also a diversity leader, member of the football team and a track and field captain for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.  In the future, I’m looking to major in business in college.

Hi, my name is Bailey.  I enjoy playing ice hockey and soccer and hanging out with friends.  I want to go to Northeastern to become a physician’s assistant.

Hi, my name is Mitra.  I have traveled to India, Dubai, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.  I have my own company where I buy shoes when they release and sell them when the price rises.  I want to be a businessman.

Hi, my name is Logan.  I really like experiencing and embracing new cultures by traveling and cooking.  I love getting wrapped up in murder mysteries and crime TV shows and movies. I love the sports that I play; soccer and track are both so much fun.

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