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For students, parents, and employees ages 12 and up

Mayor Scott Galvin and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matthew Crowley have been collaborating with the Woburn Board of Health, and the MRC to offer three Pfizer vaccine clinics for students, parents, and employees ages 12 and up at the Woburn High School on Monday, 8/30/21 - Wednesday 9/1/21. Mass General Brigham will be supplying the vaccine, as they continue to partner with local communities to ensure that as many people as possible can be vaccinated. To date, MGB has helped to vaccinate over 400,000 people.

MaryBeth Mays performing for children

The final concert in this year's summer concert series features a Woburn local returning to our series, MaryBeth Maes, sponsored by SalemFive Bank.

This concert is Friday, August 27, from 6-8 PM!

The concert is at Ice House Park, on Sturgis Street right next to Horn Pond. We hope you'll join us!

MaryBeth Maes has a wide range of music from originals to classic rock covers and fun songs just for kids!  Bring the whole family out to enjoy this wonderful music group!  As always, this concert is FREE to the public.

For your comfort and enjoyment, please remember to bring folding chairs, blankets and insect repellant. Check here or visit https://www.facebook.com/SCIWoburn for any weather related updates on this concert and other community events.

The mission of SCI is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. Founded in 2002 in Woburn, SCI has grown to serve 20 Eastern Massachusetts communities. Major support for SCI Woburn is provided by Cummings Properties.

A big thanks to our sponsor for the evening, Salem Five Bank!

The Leaders for An Equitable Tomorrow (LET) program, consisting of 10 eager and bright high school students, 5 from Woburn and 5 from Winchester are working on a future project surrounding youth mental health and social justice, all while learning about these topics and educating themselves.

They have interviewed community members to perform a needs assessment on the specific needs we would like to address in these communities.

The summer program has concluded as school has started its new year, however several of the program members plan to continue to go to monthly meetings to work on next year’s project. They have been working on this since the beginning of July 8th, 2021 and plan on continuing the program until June 2022!

You may be wondering why these students are working on this project and that’s because they believe that racism is affecting the youth’s mental health and want to help! The interconnection of youth mental health and racism is what they have seen and understand. What the students came up with for a problem statement was “Racism and a lack of diversity in communities can lead to negative self-image, isolation, and a sense of inferiority in youth.” The project will hopefully make this problem statement lessen!

Program participants will also be doing future projects of their own through Social Capital Inc. (SCI) and the Network for Social Justice (NFSJ).