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Promoting Youth Leadership and Education

The Boston Youth Resiliency and Recovery Collaborative (BYRRC) is an initiative co-chaired by two BPHC programs: the Capacity Building & Training Initiative (CBTI) based within the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) and the Office of Recovery Services. BYRRC activities under this RFP are funded via the FY21 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (more info about OAYI here).

BYRRC is seeking proposals from qualified youth-serving agencies to support youth leadership and education through the implementation of polysubstance prevention education for Black and Latinx LGBTQ youth and allies using a peer-to-peer youth substance use prevention curriculum.

Update: RFP timeline has been extended.

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The BYRRC project team expect applicants to achieve the following:

  1. Implement the BYRRC youth substance use prevention curriculum using a peer-to-peer model for your agency and additional audiences such as other youth-serving sites, at schools, etc.
  2. Participate in tailored training and technical assistance for staff and leadership related to trauma-informed and equitable services, especially those who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ and engage in polysubstance use.
  3. Engage in BYRRC project activities and evaluation, as well as collaborating with other BYRRC partners via Task Force meetings, referrals relationships, joint trainings, etc.

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