Photo Voice Projects

Plymouth Cluster Photo Voice Projects

Photo Voice is a project that puts cameras in the hands of creative youth and offers an opportunity to record and reflect upon their community’s strengths and concerns. The coalition’s ultimate objective of these projects is to try and increase awareness of underage drinking and substance abuse in our communities. The information that is gathered throughout this group is used to display the creative voice of the community’s youth and to spread education in an innovative way. Our hope is to incorporate a project like this into the different venues in the community, in order to raise awareness. Our project was based on the topic of underage drinking and other drug us in our community, our state and our nation as a whole. Participants will gain education around this subject and are given a chance to construct their own perspective through a creative lens. Photographers were asked a series of questions and then captured their best answer through their images. Throughout the meeting times, participants are able to share, reflect and discuss what they had found. The best pictures were be chosen by the group.

Photo Voice projects have been completed, and are ongoing in the Cluster’s communities of Plymouth, Middleboro and Carver.

Sticker Shock Campaign

A sticker Shock Campaign is a project where the community, youth and alcohol retailers all work together to combat minors getting access to alcohol.

Social Marketing Campaign

Social Marketing uses the principles that advertising uses, but geared toward social issues.

Social Norms Campaign

One commonly known component of social norming is “peer pressure.” Regardless of age, peer pressure is a part of most people’s lives.

Photo Voice Project

Photo Voice is a project that puts cameras in the hands of creative youth and offers an opportunity to record and reflect upon their community’s strengths and concerns.

Hidden In Plain Sight

The exhibit is a mock teenage bedroom that allows adults to go through to see possible red flags for unhealthy behavior and/or substance use.

Healthy Plymouth

A subcommittee of PYDC, Healthy Plymouth has prevention programming to engage youth in free, meaningful activities outside of school.

Cluster Collaboration

The collaborative towns, Plymouth, Middleboro and Carver, will work to implement strategies that will have a sustained effect of prevention and reducing underage drinking and other drug use and the devastating consequences that can ensue.

Behavioral & Emotional Health Subcommittee

A subcommittee of PYDC, established in the Fall of 2016, to address ongoing concerns about the relationship between these areas and substance abuse.

Project Outreach

Project OUTREACH is a collaboration of Public Safety Agencies and Healthcare Providers for addiction.  They hold Drop In Centers twice a month, and many towns in Plymouth County are a part of Project OUTREACH.