Soccer and social justice reunite childhood friends

In 1984, two 12-year-old boys – one Black, one White – met on a Connecticut soccer field, and decades later they have been reunited through soccer and social justice. David Cohen grew up in the upscale side of Hartford while Dushawne Simpson lived in the tough side of the city. Despite their differences, they developed a deep respect for one another through the game of soccer. They both have had lifelong soccer journeys and have kept tabs on one another over the years through social media.

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MetroWest and Boston therapy nonprofit adapts amid pandemic

The Pena family of South Boston shares how Doc Wayne has helped them over the last several years, even more during the pandemic. And, new board member Dushawne Simpson, a Black, professional athlete brings additional perspective and helps instill in the kids that “we are all one, and there is no better way to do that than a team – through sports.”

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If mental health was made a priority years ago, we wouldn’t be where we are today

The Boston Business Journal features perspective from Doc Wayne’s Deputy Director Rebekah Roulier, LMHC, in this op-ed about the urgent need for additional mental health services.

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Movers & Shakers for December 7, 2020

Dr. SADÉ CALLWOOD of Douglas has been named to the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit combining sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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News, Notes, and Nods: Undergraduates

Former Babson men’s soccer player David Cohen ‘95 has been involved in sports-based youth development since 2008. Today, he’s the CEO of Doc Wayne Youth Services, an award-winning Boston nonprofit that focuses on the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of at-risk youth.

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Sade’s Board appointment

Dr. Sade Callwood recently joined the Board of Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth. (page 45)

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Movers and Shakers For Nov. 15

A Medway resident has been named a “Campaign Champion” by the Foundation for MetroWest, the only community foundation serving the MetroWest region of Greater Boston.

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Simpson delighted to give back with Doc Wayne group

Pingree girls soccer coach Dushawne Simpson doesn’t just share a nickname — Doc — with Doc Wayne Youth Services. He shares a vision for helping the youth of America through sports.

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Douglas resident named to Boston nonprofit board

Doc Wayne Youth Services, a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, has announce that Dr. Sadé Callwood of Douglas has recently joined its board.

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Beverly resident named new board member at Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne,”) a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, announced that Beverly resident Dushawne “Doc” Simpson has recently joined its board.

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Dr. Sade Callwood Appointed to Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. Board

Dr. Sadé Callwood has joined the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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How to Help Young Athletes with Mental Health During COVID-19

It’s tough for sports kids during the COVID-19 crisis. Either they aren’t playing sports at all–or if they are, they’re worried about their sports being canceled due to COVID-19.

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Natick Olympic Athlete Talks About Mental Health During Pandemic

Hockey goalie Molly Schaus recently offered advice to young people on how to cope with the stress of being under quarantine.

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Anxiety in a time of isolation – youth services COO inspired by the words of Kevin Love

During an April 1 interview with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, Love said those conditions have intensified in the wake of COVID-19. The situation also reminded Love of something President Barack Obama once shared with him. “It’s the isolation and loneliness that’s devastating at this time,” Love recounted to his host. “It’s important for people to know it’s normal to feel this way.”

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David Cohen & Ethan Zohn

Perhaps, there is no better time than the present to bring this story to you – the story of two local men whose outreach of their helping hands has touched a combined 2 million-plus lives. Through the work of their respective non-profit organizations and their respective health battles waged, these survivors have come face-to-face with their individual mortality. What all of this has yielded to is their indomitable fighting spirit that has them talking…

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Doc Wayne uses Sport to Help Students

Sports have the power to change lives. Doc Wayne, a Boston-based non-profit organization, re-imagines group therapy through the lens of sport to help thousands of students each year.

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5 for Good: Doc Wayne offers sports-based therapy to hundreds of area kids

Boston-based nonprofit focuses on children coping with trauma, mental health struggles.

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Fox Sports: Power of Sports

Doc Wayne is a Boston non-profit that is reimagining mental and behavioral therapy by fusing sport and clinical psychology to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

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