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Mural Complete in South Boston

14 Aug

Youth in South Boston were involved in our Global Life Empowerment (GLE) program and together worked on designing and painting a community mural with the theme “There is Unity in the Community!” The mural is complete and images are below.

Doc Wayne volunteer coaches, Jose and Andrew, show off the work of their team of youth.

Doc Wayne volunteer coaches, Jose and Andrew, show off the work of their team of youth.

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The GLE program seeks to:

  • Empower youth by giving them a voice
  • Provide additional out of the classroom writing and alternative self-expression opportunities
    Teach self-regulation and social skills
  • Help youth learn to advocate for themselves, their needs, and desires in appropriate ways.
  • Youth work cooperatively, with team members and their coach, to share their responses to suggested changes, lessons learned, and group leadership activities experienced.

For more information about Doc Wayne and the Global Life Empowerment program please visit www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.


Social Innovation Forum

11 Dec

Hello friends of Doc Wayne! It’s our pleasure to inform you about an exciting distinction recently bestowed upon our organization. At a reception held yesterday evening at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, Doc Wayne was welcomed into the portfolio of Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum as a 2014 Social Innovator in the category of “Breaking Down Barriers to Effective Mental Health Services”.

Root Cause is an organization dedicated to improving the performance of selected non-profit organizations adjudged to be engaged in truly visionary work in their respective fields. A list of past recipients reads like a who’s who of organizations using outside-the-box models to foster social change and, as an organization which uses the medium of sport to achieve these ends, our selection as mental health service providers validates the therapeutic value of our interventions!

Such support is greatly appreciated and will surely allow our organization to achieve a greater impact with the youth we serve as well as give us the opportunity to expand our reach to more young people in need through the power of sport.

For further information about Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum, please visit http://www.rootcause.org/social-innovation-forum.

For more information about Doc Wayne please contact us at info@docwayne.org.

Best wishes for the holiday season and here’s to an even brighter 2014!

Doc Wayne Launches Chalk Talk in South Boston

23 Aug

This summer has seen an exciting new expansion of Doc Wayne’s sports therapy programming in partnership with the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center at the Homes at Old Colony in South Boston. Through a collaboration with Boston ASAP, Doc Wayne is providing Chalk Talk group therapy to the youth residents of this community. Intake of participants for this course of treatment began in July and the first official session was successfully conducted on Thursday, August 22rd. Below is Old Colony’s beloved Coach Eddie preparing to help out Doc Wayne clinician and GM Rebekah Roulier in delivering the inaugural Chalk Talk session.

Old Colony's Coach Eddie ready to help out!

Old Colony’s Coach Eddie ready to help out!

Through Boston ASAP, Doc Wayne provides Chalk Talk as a billable, sport-based group therapy program that creates a clinician-guided environment where sport is the lens through which youth examine important social and emotional issues in real-time. The curriculum teaches the principles of do the good ® by both didactic and interactive approaches. In a series of weekly sessions, participants undertake written goal setting and movement-oriented exercises to develop the thoughtfulness, sense of competence, and feeling of effectiveness that are derived from positive sport participation and are essential to social development. Through Boston ASAP, Chalk Talk will be offered statewide.

If you would like more information about Doc Wayne or Chalk Talk, please email us at info@docwayne.org or follow us on twitter @docwayneDtG.

Doc Wayne at Providers’ Convention and Expo

30 Nov

Rebekah Conway Roulier, Ed.M. (General Manager, Doc Wayne) and Nikki Valila (Sexual Exploitation Coordinator, Youth Villages – Germaine Lawrence Campus and Doc Wayne Coach) presented a workshop at the 37th Annual Providers’ Council Convention & Expo covering the use of sports in the group therapy setting to increase self-esteem, self concept, social awareness and to improve overall effective emotion management. Techniques from Doc Wayne’s sport-based do the good curriculum were taught.

For more information on Doc Wayne please email info@docwayne.org or visit www.docwayne.org 

Boys Summer Olympics Week #5 in Photos

16 Aug

Girls Summer Olympics Week #5 in Photos

14 Aug

David Cohen – New England Revolution’s Community MVP

13 Aug

David Cohen, Doc Wayne’s Executive Director, was recognized by the New England Revolution last night at Gillette Stadium as their 2012 MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP.

Prior to kickoff, Cohen was presented with the award by New England Revolution President Brian Bilello.

New England Revolution – MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP

David S. Cohen — Doc Wayne Athletic League, Inc.

David S. Cohen, Executive Director of the Doc Wayne Athletic League Inc., is a former college soccer player, with innovative thinking and a desire to serve disadvantaged children. Doc Wayne provides a positive sport experience and life skills curriculum to underserved children, including those who have been traumatized, sexually exploited, truant, gang involved, mentally ill and are differently abled. On a daily basis, David can be seen connecting with youth, teaching sport and life skills and mentoring young coaches. Since joining Doc Wayne, over 200 youth in New England have become involved and over 40 coaches have been trained in youth development techniques and curriculum. David encourages both youth and adults to find their positive path in life through sport. The Doc Wayne Program provides an environment for fragile children to be part of a team, be immediately supported in moments of stress with on-hand (and on court) clinical staff, survive in a large group setting and develop athletic skills David’s desire to enable the community to assist children globally has also been realized through his work as Founder of Playing it Forward, Inc., a non-profit that provides sports equipment to disadvantaged children around the world. Playing it Forward reaches 25,000 children in 9 states and 19 countries.

To learn more about Doc Wayne please visit www.docwayne.org or follow us @DocWayneDtG.

do the good!