Traevon’s Story

Ever since he began working with us in 2019, Traevon has been an irreplaceable member of The NAN Project team with his positivity and insight. Traevon sat down with our Peer Coordinator Manny to talk mental health, covid, and gratitude during Minority Mental Health Month. How has the pandemic affected your mental health? Traevon: The…

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Wrapping up Spring 2021!

Since our last newsletter, The NAN Project has continued our virtual presentations to students, educators, and community groups throughout Massachusetts. As we near the end of another school year, we’re proud to say that since March 2020, our team has provided programming to 2,837 students and 1,585 adults that support them! While we’re hopeful that next…

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Peer Spotlight: Manny Hernandez

Could you tell us a little about yourself? I am from the inner-city of Lawrence. Growing up in my community was a beautiful experience, but it was also very challenging. My mom is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and I am a first generation American. Coming to the States was what she dreamed of,…

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The NAN Project’s End of Year Recap

End of Year Recap The NAN Project team has been super busy this school year with our Peer Mentor presentations, professional development trainings, and parent presentations. Since the beginning of this school year, we have presented for 16 schools to over 1,350 students and 770 caregivers, parents, and community stakeholders. That’s a total of 2,120…

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Presentations to Medford Senior Class

Each of our partner schools is using a unique blend of in-person and remote learning this year,  which means all of our presentations have been adjusted to their scheduless to best accommodate our student audience. This December, we had the opportunity to completely reorganize our typical presentations while working with the senior class of Medford…

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A Night for NAN 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Nan Project will not be holding our annual fundraising event, A Night for Nan. However, we know the need for suicide prevention and mental health education is more important than ever.

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Peer Mentor Spotlight: Andrew Christopher

Check out this month’s Peer Mentor Spotlight to learn more about one of our newest Peer Mentors on the team Andrew, and hear about his favorite classroom experience, his latest reading recommendations, and how playing sports and his dog Riley have been huge supports during the quarantine!

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