Our Mission: Youth of Pelham
To ensure a healthy and vibrant community for and with the youth of Pelham.
We advocate for and develop empowered youth, engaged adults, and energized community partners.
Dr. Cheryl Champ
As hard as we work to educate students in the classroom, we know that effective education of the whole child only occurs when we work together as a school system and community. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Pelham Together as we strive to help our students make healthy choices, grow emotionally, and prepare for their adult lives.
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Create a team with 6 friends, and come down to the PMS gym for Pelham Together's 4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament for a cause! The Pelham Together Youth Council is raising money for ALS and the Anthony Senerchia Jr. Foundation. Student and teacher teams will compete and someone will walk away with free dinner to Cantina Lobos, prizes for "best dressed," and a trophy!! All participants get a t-shirt! Sign up at school on March 13th, 14th, 19th, & 20th. Or…
New York Times best selling author, Rosalind Wiseman, speaks with the Pelham community on topics of teen dynamics and raising ethical young leaders in today's world, and takes questions from the audience. She will be conducting workshops with both middle school students and PMS staff while in Pelham. There will be a book-signing immediately following her presentation.
Rosalind Wiseman Book Clubs Join a group of Pelham parents to discuss how their tween/teen world works, share your experiences, and connect to others in the same boat or who have gone before you! Rosalind’s books will get you to think about, “What makes your kids tick...read more
By Andrea Gottfried, Pelham Together Executive Board President
On March 7th, Pelham community members gathered to discuss the effects of marijuana on the teenage brain. It is a timely topic, as New York is soon likely to become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.
Marijuana use exacerbates the risk of mental illness when there is also a family history. Kids MUST know their family history to make the best choices. Read more about these connections in this article.read more
The marijuana our kids are using is stronger than anything before, and research is trying to catch up on what that means as far as outcomes. Latest study suggests connections between marijuana and mental health.read more
Do you know enough about the effects of marijuana? As legalization spreads, let’s make sure we consider all the facts and all the implications for our young people. This article by Malcom Gladwell raises the question—do we know enough before making this decision?read more
Getting help for a young person with a mental health disorder or a substance use problem is hard. It’s even harder when these disorders occur in the same person. According to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, "Often, when a mental health disorder goes untreated, a young...read more
Please join us in ensuring a healthy, safe environment for and with the youth of Pelham. We thrive on the active involvement of all sectors in the Pelham community including students, parents, businesses, religious organizations, schools, elected officials, public service, and governments. Contact us to find out more, volunteer your expertise, or make a donation to help fund our programs. Together we can accomplish so much more.