Our purpose is 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.
As parents of three children who’ve gone through the wonderful Pelham schools, we’d heard teens bemoan the limited after school opportunities for them to socialize with their peers….big changes have been made to expand this. Our daughter gave up a great deal of her free time toward helping to revive the teen scene in an effort to involve the Pelham businesses and government representatives in the new Pelham LOFT. The experience has allowed her to realize her potential as a youth leader and her involvement has led to a legacy she will no doubt look back on fondly with great satisfaction.
PACT and the CCC have been wonderful partners with our schools for many years, working to provide opportunities for our students that are meaningful and impactful. I look forward to continuing our work with ‘Pelham Together’ as we strive to help our youngsters navigate the complex world in which we live.
We are so incredibly lucky to have an organization like Pelham Together in our town working to empower our students and young adults to make wise and good decisions. I love to bounce ideas around with Laura (Caruso) on how we use films and post-screening talks as growing experiences for our families, or ways to engage students in giving back by volunteering for the Pelham Chamber of Commerce.
List of Events
The first meeting of the year, we'll be sharing the latest in Pelham Together initiatives, including updates from our Action Teams—Speaker/Film Series, Community Campaigns, Writer's Corner, Fundraising/Event Planning, and Parents Talk; a Youth report from Danielle (Youth Advocate), and the latest on our youth survey project.
Join us for one of the first screenings in the country of the documentary film, LIKE, on October 18, 2018 at 7pm at The Picture House. From the same team that brought us Screenagers and Angst, the film explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain to inspire and help equip us, especially kids, to self-regulate. Tickets are $10 and you can purchase in advance at: https://www.showclix.com/event/like-pelham
Organize a team of your friends and come solve some riddles while bouncing from one spot to another throughout downtown Pelham! There are prizes and tons of goodies along the way. The high schoolers have put together a great event for their younger peers to enjoy some Halloween fun teen style! Register in advance using the link below. $20 covers snack, water bottle, glow stick, & bandana for team spirit! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-scavenger-hunt-tickets-48888119682
It’s an age of technology, and our kids are experiencing many of the same situations we all experienced growing up, but sometimes in different ways.read more
In light of national conversation around the dynamics between boys and girls, many parents are grappling with ways to ensure their children—sons and daughters—understand empathy, consent, and respect. Child Psychologist and author, Michael Thompson, asks us to consider how our boys have been asked to care for other people as they grow up.read more
Face-to-face interaction leads to more happiness and yet our teens spend an awful lot of time on their phones. More on this topic at our upcoming screening of LIKE at The Pelham Picture House on October 18, 2018.read more
In light of #METoo and in the interest of strengthening our girls’ voices, these 7 tips are a great place to start. Number 2 should give us all pause to think about who WE could mentor each and every day.read more
Does your child have the number for local police saved in their phone? In light of recent events, click here for a quick way to make sure your child has what he/she needs right at their fingertips in case of emergency.read more
These authors suggest empowering our children in an age of anxiety comes from letting them fail. What do you think?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.