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YATL mission statement

YATL’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 the 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.



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L-R = Braden Carroll, Maggie Leone, Riley Suntken, Alexis Manzi, Elena Greco

Wakefield Youth Action Team Member Bios


I play field hockey, tennis, and manage the girls’ basketball team. In my free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, and playing with my puppy, Hawkeye. In the future, I want to study art, history, and possibly graphic design.


I enjoy the team atmosphere that I experience playing ice hockey and soccer, and I also enjoy hanging out with friends. I also spend my free time binge-watching TV shows and movies.  I hope to go to college to become a physician’s assistant.


I love playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. I spend my free time watching TV, reading, and hanging out with my friends. I hope to go to nursing school in the future.



I love playing sports and being involved in music. I spend my free time reading, doing Just Dance, and hanging out with friends. I’m not really sure what I want to do in the future, but hopefully, something fulfilling and that helps other people. 


I am a captain of the high school soccer team and I run track. I play guitar and bass guitar, and I love The Strokes. In the future, I hope to be a mechanical engineer.


I enjoy distance running and being involved in school clubs. I spend my free time reading, watching TV, and hanging with my dog. I’m also the secretary of the Wakefield Best Buddies Chapter.  I really enjoy forensic science and psychology and hope to study both in the future.


I do extracurriculars like the National Honor Society and Recycle Club.  In my free time, I love to listen to live music and express myself through what I wear. In the future, I hope to work with kids and possibly be an elementary school teacher.


I love skiing and working in teams with other people. I enjoy public speaking and I would rather work in a team than work alone. In my free time, I play soccer and watch Marvel movies.

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