Youth Services


Director of Youth Services
Quinn E. Etchie

1000 Commonwealth Ave,
Newton, MA 02459 
Phone: (617) 796-1436
Fax: (617) 559-7063



Upcoming Programs and Events

Just Talk About It: A Community Mental Health Presentation

When: Wednesday, March 1st, 6:30pm, Newton South High School


Join two experienced, engaging presenters from Minding Your Mind for an honest, open discussion of the real mental health issues that face some of our teens today. This event is free and open to the public, and parents are encouraged to bring their teens with them! This event is part of Newton South's Aware Day Presentation.


Mayor's Summer High School Internship Program


Are you interested in learning about exciting career pathways available here in Newton? Would you like hands-on experience in a cutting-edge STEM business? Are you between the ages of 14-18 and a student in the Newton Public Schools? This program may be for you!


Since its start in the Summer of 2013, the Mayor's Summer Youth Internship Program has grown exponentially and has been a roaring success. We are now accepting applications for Summer 2017!! This is an exciting opportunity for all students looking to explore career pathways, learn new skills, and increase their exposure to the real world of work.


For more information, including how to apply, please use the tab to the left. We look forward to hearing from you!

Youth Stress Project

This grant promoting mental health and well-being was written as a direct result of Youth Risk Behavior Survey quantitative data and the Newton Youth Summit's qualitative results.

The grant was awarded to Newton Health and Human Services Department by Community Health Network Area 18 (CHNA 18). $10,000 was awarded in FY 14 and FY 15 and the grant is anticipated to continue for one additional year in FY 16 for a total of $30,000 over three years.

Collaborative Partners include: Newton Youth Commission, Newton's Teen Voice, Newton Public Schools, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, Engaging Minds Learning Center, Youth Interagency Taskforce and Families for Depression Awareness, Newton Free Library, Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Information:   


To become involved in this work, please reach out to the youth services director.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2012 Summary
Youth Summit Information

 Youth Resources Quick Links

        - Massachusetts Youth & Young Adult Substance Abuse Services Directory
        - Middlesex County Juvenile Court 
        - Middlesex County District Attorney 
        - MSPP INTERFACE Referral Service
        - Newton Community Life! – A guide to finding your way around Newton, MA
        - Newton Human Services
        - Newton Public Schools 
        - Newton Police Department 
        - Newton Parks & Recreation
        - Riverside Emergency Services 
        - Riverside Child & Family Services
        - Youth Services Resource Guide
        - Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summary

Newton Youth Commission

The Newton Youth Commission is a diverse volunteer body of adults and high school students working together to empower youth. 

Youth Commission meetings are held monthly at Newton North or Newton South and are open to the public. Please click here to learn more. If you are interested in joining the Youth Commission please contact the Youth Services Director.

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