Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides crime prevention and intervention resources and training to Middlesex County school districts and communities. District Attorney Marian Ryan chairs the Board of Directors and our staff works with the group to foster collaboration on school-related legal issues.
Our office, MPY and over 60 Middlesex County school districts participate. We are all committed to examining pressing social, legal, and health-related issues and solutions. Through these efforts educators, parents, and students regularly engage in trainings with law enforcement, social services, and community-based organizations. These interactions provide the foundation for creating solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing youth violence, substance abuse, internet safety, and bullying.
MPY and MDAO Programs and Initiatives:
It Can Wait
It Can Wait is an anti-texting and driving education presentation in local schools. The program includes a powerful documentary, produced by AT&T, featuring stories from people whose lives have been drastically altered by texting while driving. Students participating in the program are asked to sign a pledge to never text and drive.
The foundation of any effective school safety program is collaboration and communication. Each year, we co-sponsor two safety conferences with MPY.
The School Safety Conference is held in the fall and SECURE (Safe Effective Community Understanding for Response) is held in the spring. These conferences gather law enforcement, teachers, school administrators, fire services, and other community organizations to develop a safe and healthy school environment.. For more information on MPY's school safety conferences and other programs visit http://middlesexpartnershipsforyouth.com/events/ .
Board of Directors 2016-2017
Marian T. Ryan* - Middlesex District Attorney, Chair
Margie Daniels* - Executive Director
Paul Andrews* - Director, Professional Development and Government Relations,
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Executive Assistant to the DA
Anthony Pierantozzi* - Retired Superintendent, Somerville Public Schools, President
Judith Klimkiewicz* - Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Vice President
Mark Laredo, Esq.* - Partner, Laredo & Smith, LLP, Secretary
Jack Adelson* - Certified Public Accountant, Peck Associates, PC, Treasurer
Kathleen Bodie - Superintendent, Arlington Public Schools
Michael Cassidy - Fire Chief, Holliston Fire Department
Mark Donovan - Superintendent, Woburn Public Schools
Kathleen Driscoll – Secretary of Institutional Advancement, Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Boston
Judith Evans – Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools
Lawrence Finn - Firefighter, Lowell Fire Department
Robert Gerardi* - Superintendent, Maynard Public Schools
James Gregory Hicks - Chief, Natick Police Department
Keith Jones - Director of Corporate Security, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, MIT
Joan Landers - Superintendent, North Middlesex Regional School District
Catherine Lawson – Executive Director, SEEM Collaborative
David Losier, Esq. - Partner, Burns and Levinson, LLP
Tom Malone – Regional Counsel, Department of Children and Families
Kevin Mooney – Retired Police Chief, Lincoln Police Department
Bill Olsen - Superintendent, Westford Public Schools
Stacy Scott – Former Superintendent, Framingham Public Schools
Richard E. Smith* - Chief of Police, Wakefield Police Department
Paul Stein – Superintendent, Wayland Public Schools
Deborah Westaway - School Psychologist, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
*Management Board Members