The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation presents:

Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Tsongas Arena, Lowell MA

NEW HAMPSHIRE EVENT - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | SNHU Arena, Manchester, NH

About the Summit

The Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is a half-day Summit designed to educate middle and high school students about the dangers of opioid addiction while promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

A Special Invitation from Govenor Baker...

Summit Features Included:

  • Pup Dawg & Maverik from JAM’N 94.5 Radio – Emcees
  • A showing of If Only, a short film co-produced by James Wahlberg with support from Recovery Centers of America and Millennium Health.
  • Keynote speaker Jeff Allison, a Peabody native and former Miami Marlins pitcher, will share his personal story of addiction and recovery.
  • A special focus on how students can help combat this epidemic by engaging in healthy lifestyles.
  • Special Guests include: former Patriots Players and Super Bowl Champions, Troy Brown & Matt Light; Chris Buchanan, Director, Public Affairs and State and Local Government Relations, Walmart Foundation; Louise Griffin, Co-Founder, Zack’s Team Foundation; and DEA Special Agent, Jon Delena who will talk about addiction and the impact of opioids in our communities.

Hear from community leaders on why you should attend.

“This event can save lives...I’ve seen the reaction that teenagers have to it. I’ve seen kids think about what they’re doing with their lives and...actually try to make a change.”
Lisa White, R.N., Wellness Coordinator, Milford Public Schools

Program Details

The Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness is designed to address the growing opioid epidemic by reaching out to our youth to stop addiction before it starts and by promoting healthy choices and educating students about the dangers of opioid abuse.


More information about the Summit, who should attend as well as resourses and facts about opioid abuse.

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Parents & Guardians

What you need to know about opioid misuse and what your children will learn at the Summit

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Please Register Your School for the New Hampshire Event!

This program is offered free of charge. There is no limit to the number of students you can register and we recommend including school nurses, counselors and coaches. Seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.