The National Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness #DrugFreeisUpToMe

#DrugFreeisuptoMe is a national education effort to prevent the spread of opioid misuse.

The National Youth Summits on Opioid Awareness are a half-day school event designed to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of opioid misuse while promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

The National Summits will take place in 4 cities across the United States. The Summits are not open to the public. Registration must be done through a school. Schools in the local area are encouraged to register their students early as this is a first come, first serve event.

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Salt Lake City, Utah; Louisville, Kentucky; Charleston, West Virginia; and upcoming events in Rio Rancho, NM; Philadelphia, PA.


A look back at our most recent youth summit on opioid awareness with our friends in Charleston, WV. And looking forward to continuing to work with our partners to reach young people with this important message in 2019

Giving the Gift of Opportunity in 2019

MWYF Holiday Party Spreads Cheer to 250 Kids!

Thanks to our friends at Tewksbury Country Club who generously host us each year, this year’s Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Christmas Party spread smiles and cheer to 250 deserving young people from the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Massachusetts.

Selected and invited to attend by their home clubs, our guests were treated to a delicious breakfast, fun games and entertainment by ND Entertainment and face painting by our friend Claire at Fancy Faces of New England.

Over the course of the morning our guests were able to choose a game or toy of their choice that were donated by Hasbro, received a duffel bag of clothing from Soles4Souls, and got brand new winter coats from Operation Warm, who will provide their 3 millionth coat this year to children in need!

After Santa and Mrs. Clause were flown in by helicopter, the grand finale came when we provided gift cards for the kids, and our friends at Acer and Connection IT gave every child at the party brand new Acer Chromebooks!