Regional Youth Prevention Network


The mission of the Regional Youth Prevention Network is to reduce alcohol and other drug problems and the related consequences to youth and families in Gloucester. We are a network of public and private community members whose vision is to create a healthier environment for Gloucester’s youth. Our membership includes parents, youth, elected leaders, health professionals, law enforcement personnel, schools, the business community, and members of the recovering and religious communities.

View our most recent newsletter here.

Our Regional Partners

●    Be Healthy Beverly

●    DanversCARES

●    Ipswich Aware

●    Rockport

●    Essex 

●    Manchester by the Sea

Gloucester Youth Leadership Council

The Gloucester Youth Leadership Council (GYLC) is the youth arm of the Regional Youth Prevention Network, a coalition based out of the Gloucester Health Department.

Mission: Create communities conducive to optimal social, emotional health and wellness for all youth by connecting direct service providers to close gaps and share prevention resources and best practices.

The GYLC is youth-led and will decide together on their strategies for social change. Participants receive quality training in leadership skills, social justice, civic action, public health and other topics, particularly those that pertain to teen health, prevention and positive youth development. In addition to making change in the community through civic action, peer-education, and community service, they will be charged with planning engaging events for young people to increase access to protective factors that can help decrease high-risk behaviors like substance-use and violence.

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The Get Connected Pledge!

  • I will actively chaperone all underage parties/activities in my home.
  • I will not serve or allow alcoholic beverages or drugs to be served at underage parties/activities in my home.
  • I will alert the appropriate parents/guardians of any teenager who arrives or appears to be intoxicated.
  • I welcome calls from other parents whose teens have been invited to my home.