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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Video games, food, friends...a perfect Friday night! There's something for everyone—multiple screens, multiple players, Super Smash Brothers Tournament, Mario Kart, Just Dance....open to Pelham youth from 6th - 12th grade. Held at the Art Center from 7-9pm!
Pelham Together Youth Council organizes a dodgeball tournament to raise money for ALS and the Anthony Senerchia Foundation. Get 6 of your friends together and come compete with other student teams, and against teacher teams too. Come down to the PMHS gym for a good cause and win a prize for the team that raises the most money, the best dressed team, and the winning team! All participants get a t-shirt!
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.
After last night's fantastic presentation by Dr. Richard Stumacher, Pelham has begun a community-wide conversation and sharing of information on the topic of e-cigarettes and our youth. If you missed the event, or want more tips for how to talk to your kids about this...read more
Pelham schools are not alone in the battle against vaping and our young people. Without the research yet on any long-term health effects of e-cigarettes, today's youth are being referred to as "the guinea pig generation." This article highlights how widespread this...read more
Vaping is a problem among our youth across the country, including in Pelham. As adults, we need to be informed in order to support healthy decision-making. Even without tobacco, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and the research is going on right now. Here's a look at...read more
By Kate Ashford Smartphone use is now a fact of life for kids. Ninety-five percent of teens ages 13 to 17 say they have a smartphone or access to one, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, and 45% report being online “almost constantly.” The...read more
Ask any teenager today, and most would say cigarette smoking is disgusting. Without hesitation. Society has done a good job of educating our young people about the dangers of cigarette smoke and tobacco. However, the same...read more
By Kate Ashford
It’s one thing to talk about how much time everyone spends on screens and smartphones—but it’s another to actually put a plan in place to regulate it. Here are some thoughts from several Pelham families.
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.