We Rise by DHS Student Daisy Powers

Please take a moment and view this video produced by DHS graduating senior Daisy Powers as part of her senior internship with DanversCARES.  Speaking out, speaking up, being a voice for change, taking action, inspiring others…this is what youth empowerment is. Daisy and her peers have certainly embodied all this and more. We are so proud and so blessed to have worked with Daisy Powers and many other DHS youth this year.

DanversCARES Recognizes Youth and Community Volunteers

DanversCARES recognized several youth and community volunteers at the June 4 Annual Meeting held at the Danvers Council on Aging.



 Jake Spignese, Danielle LaRoque, Ali Griffin and Anna-Lauren Djoko Judith Ryan, Danvers Health Department-Collaboration Award, Pam Cochrane, Maple Street Church, Outstanding Volunteer Award; Nancy Hathaway, East Boston Savings Bank, Community Partner Award. Peg Sallade, Director DanversCARES and Stephanie Beilin, Outgoing Chair, DanversCARES

Skaine Pierre-Recipient, Outstanding Youth Leadership Award, Emily Paddol, and Sarah Mondi, Danvers High School, and Lyle Harrod, Assistant Director, DanversCARES.

Annual Meeting

Join DanversCARES in celebration of our youth and our community volunteers on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 8 to 10 am at the Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone Street, Danvers, MA.

Exploring “Community” through Place Based Learning

Danvers Cares was a Community Partner in a Visual Art Place-Based Service Learning lesson during this 2017-2018 academic year: “We Are All Part of the Puzzle.”

The individual puzzle pieces created by Lotte Calnek’s first semester Studio Art classes were combined to make a 5’ x 24’ mural illustrating their experience at Danvers High School as a “place” of meaning and influence in their lives. It is currently on view in the second floor Guidance Department wing hallway.

Additionally, school-wide students, faculty, and staff were asked to optionally provide their remembrance of being a student at Danvers High. So let’s hear from you!

If you are alum of Danvers High School and would like to participate in communicating your remembrance of being a student, please write:

  • a few sentences to a short paragraph
  • first name
  • last name initial, and
  • year of graduation.

Please email your responses to: [email protected].

Social Host Laws: It’s Illegal to Furnish Alcohol to Minors

As prom, graduation, and summer time approaches, it is important for parent and students alike to understand the risk and liability of allowing underage drinking to happen at home, in a rented hotel room or on any other property under your control.

Massachusetts has a set of social host laws that help prevent underage drinking.  The law in Massachusetts is clear.: Whoever furnishes alcohol to a person under 21 years of age shall be punished by:

  • A Fine of up to $2,000 or
  • Imprisonment for up to a year or
  • Both

A social host is anyone (adult or minor) who is in control of the premises and who furnishes alcohol or allows it to be consumed on the premises. If in violation, you or your child may be charged criminally. It is also possible to sued civilly with higher damages depending on the circumstances.

A criminal or juvenile record can be prevent a person from getting a job or joining the military. Making bad decisions about alcohol can jeopardize involvement in school activities, sports or clubs, college admissions, and financial aid.

Adapted from: BSAS SA3251 Preventing Underage Drinking

Please click the link for a PDF to download the following brochure more detailed information.



The Third Annual Light the Night Purple Walk is Here!

Join DanversCARES and our many community partners at our 3rd Annual Light the Night Purple walk on Wednesday, May 9 at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, at the Rotary Gazebo. The event is to show support of those facing challenges with substance use disorders. Celebrate spring.  Celebrate hope. Celebrate prevention, treatment and recovery! Come and show that as a community, we care about this issue!

T-shirt pick up starts at 6:30, opening remarks at 6:45, walk at 7:00 pm with closing remarks afterward.

Other ways to show your support!

  • Wear purple on May 9
  • Wear a purple lapel ribbon
  • Put a purple bow or this flyer on your door or window
  • Light your home or office with purple lights!

Contact [email protected] with any questions. Thanks to the many businesses and community volunteers that make this possible!

For a downloadable flyer click here: Light the Night Purple Flyer 2018 (1)

Internet Safety Night Rescheduled!

Join DanversCARES and the Danvers Public Schools in hosting Katie Greer for a night of information on Internet Safety on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm at Holten Richmond Middle School. This presentation is for adult community members. 

Internet Safety Night Cancelled

Due to the winter storm and closing of Danvers Public Schools on Wednesday, March 14, the Internet Safety night with Katie Greer, previously scheduled for Wednesday evening at 7 pm, is now cancelled. Stay tuned for more information on any future event.

Internet Safety Night

On March 14 at 7:00 pm, at the DHS Auditorium, DanversCARES hosts Katie Greer, Internet Safety Expert in an evening for parents to discuss their concerns about social media and other technology use.  HRMS students and DHS freshmen will hear Katie during school assemblies that same day, so come hear what your kids are hearing and strike up a dialogue at home about positive use of technology. The evening is open to adult community members in Danvers and surrounding communities.

Greer Flyer 2018


Screen Agers Film Viewing

Join DanversCARES for a viewing of the film documentary Screen Agers, next Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at the Danvers High School Auditorium. This program is open to the community.  The film is 70 minutes in length and will be followed by a short facilitated discussion. Click Screenagers Growing Up Digital to download the flyer.