Paid Opportunity for Somerville Teens: Use Photography to Raise Awareness of Problem Gambling

B90BF9E4-5107-4649-9EBF-ECCB79B95666Somerville Prevention Services, in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, seeks up to 12 Somerville teens and their caregivers to participate in a photovoice project to raise awareness about the risks of problem gambling. Over the course of 8 to 12 weeks, teen participants will attend online workshops to learn about youth gambling and build skills in advocacy, leadership, and photography. Participants will take photos to convey educational messages and present their images at a final virtual showcase for state and local leaders in the fall.

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division on Problem Gambling, this program is open to Somerville teens ages 13 to 17. Most youth meetings will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays over Zoom. Adult caregivers will be required to attend two to three online sessions. Stipends will be provided upon completion of the project for both youth (up to $240) and adult caregivers (up to $50). A final schedule and further information will be provided once participants have been confirmed. Selected youth must have written parent/guardian permission to participate. Cameras will be provided.

Ready to join? Please complete a brief Google form available online at somervillema.gov/preventionservices or contact Lovelee Heller at lheller@somervillema.gov.

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings should contact Nency Salamoun at 617-625-6600 ext. 2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

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