Doc Wayne Youth Services Appoints New Board Member

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doc Wayne Youth Services Appoints New Board Member   With over 20 years of experience in nonprofits, including those focused on human services and education, Tref Borden is ideally suited to support the organization’s ongoing growth   BOSTON (January 11, 2023) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of … Continued

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Doc Wayne receives funding from The CVS Health® Foundation Hometown Fund

The Boston-based youth mental health organization welcomes funding to support growth of its sport-based therapy programs   BOSTON (December 18, 2023) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth, announced today that it has received $25,000 from The CVS Health® Foundation Hometown Fund. The grant is part … Continued

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Doc Wayne Youth Services Selected to be Expert Provider for Multi-Year “Head In The Game” Program to Address Youth Mental Wellbeing Crisis in the U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doc Wayne Youth Services Selected to be Expert Provider  for Multi-Year “Head In The Game” Program to Address Youth Mental Wellbeing Crisis in the U.S.     Launched last month on World Mental Health Day by Beyond Sport, the Z Zurich Foundation and Zurich North America, the program places a special focus … Continued

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Doc Wayne Receives Funding from the Boston Children’s Route 128 Community Health Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Doc Wayne Receives Funding from the Boston Children’s Route 128 Community Health Initiative   The funding will enable the Boston-based youth mental health organization to expand  programming and support for more people during the ongoing mental health crisis   BOSTON (September 7, 2023) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and … Continued

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Doc Wayne Youth Services Appoints New Board Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Doc Wayne Youth Services Appoints New Board Member   A bilingual, bicultural mental health leader and fitness professional, Yvonne Castaneda’s expertise align perfectly to help guide growth of innovator of sport-based therapy for youth   BOSTON (July 18, 2023) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental … Continued

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Degree Deodorant Enlists Doc Wayne Youth Services to Provide Sport- Based Mental Well-being Module for its Breaking Limits Program

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Degree Deodorant Enlists Doc Wayne Youth Services to Provide Sport-Based Mental Well-being Module for its Breaking Limits Program   The Degree Breaking Limits Program’s Mental Well-being Module has been co-created with Doc Wayne to empower coaches in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to equip young people with the … Continued

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Doc Wayne Youth Services Appoints Shalini Kasida as Chair of the Board of Directors

A leader and advisor for nonprofits with a focus on mental health, trauma, education, and equity initiatives, Kasida has overseen the rapid growth of Doc Wayne’s external training program, the Champion’s Network™    BOSTON (February 2, 2023) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth, today announced that Shalini … Continued

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ESPN Grants $100K to Fund Doc Wayne Sport-Based Youth Mental Health Training for Coaches and Clinicians at Youth-Serving Organizations in NY, CA and NC

The Champions Network™ training, focused on teaching fundamental, trauma-informed mental health skills, to support over 100,000 youth in Black and Brown communities   BOSTON (December 8, 2022) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth, today announced that it received a $100,000 grant from ESPN, Inc.’s Return to … Continued

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Doc Wayne Youth Services Welcomes Two New Board Members

Boston nonprofit continues to grow in response to ongoing youth mental health crisis  BOSTON (August 3, 2022) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston-based nonprofit whose sport-based therapy improves mental health, recently welcomed Alisha Greenberg and Frank F. Coulom III to its Board of Directors, bringing its membership to 14. Doc Wayne fuses sport and therapy to heal … Continued

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Dr. Ramona Cox Joins Doc Wayne to Lead Training and Professional Credentialing Programs for its Sport-Based Mental Health Therapies

The former athletic director, researcher and semi-pro football player will direct the Champions Network™ as its global expansion continues, training organizations and individuals in over 25 countries, a number of them in conflict zones BOSTON (October 27, 2021) – Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit whose sport-infused therapies improve mental health, … Continued

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Doc Wayne Receives Honorable Mention in the Wellness Category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

Exponential growth of Champions Network™ training in trauma-informed and sport-based therapies is helping address the youth mental health crisis. BOSTON, MA [May 3, 2022] — The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works … Continued

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ESPN, Doc Wayne and The Village Team Up to Expand Mental Health Services for Youth

ESPN, Doc Wayne and The Village Team Up to Expand Mental Health Services for Youth   Trauma-informed and sport-infused therapy training enables additional programs and services to address the ongoing mental health crisis    BOSTON, MA and HARTFORD, CT (November 16, 2021) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”) —  a Boston nonprofit whose sport-infused therapies … Continued

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Doc Wayne Expands Staff and Online Mental Health Training with Recent Grants as Needs Continue to Skyrocket

BOSTON (February 24, 2021) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, is pleased to announce it has brought on 12 new team members in varying roles throughout the organization to accommodate the increasing demand for its services due to the enduring … Continued

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Doc Wayne Welcomes Three New Board Members

BOSTON (October 28, 2020) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, is pleased to announce that Dr. Sadé Callwood, Katherine Grover and Dushawne “Doc” Simpson have recently joined its Board. Their appointments further enhance the Board’s experience, diversity and skills, and bring the … Continued

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Doc Wayne Launches ‘The Champions Network’ Training Portal in Response to Requests for Innovative Sport-Based Mental Health Therapies

As mental health concerns mount, trauma-informed curriculum enables community leaders such as teachers and clinicians worldwide to harness the power of sport to improve mental health  BOSTON (October 6, 2020) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, is pleased to announce … Continued

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Doc Wayne Receives $381,000 Grant from The Charles Hayden Foundation to Expand Mental Health Services for More At-Risk Youth

As pandemic persists, funds will support intensifying need for mental health services for children BOSTON (August 19, 2020) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), is a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth, today announced it has received a $381,000 grant from The Charles Hayden Foundation in New … Continued

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Doc Wayne Empowers Youth to Form Healthy and Trusting Relationships with Peers and Adults

BOSTON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Doc Wayne, a non-profit that is using sports-based group therapy to help at-risk youth overcome traumatic events and emotional challenges, while learning important life skills, today announced the results of its evaluation conducted with The PEAR Institute, analyzing the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) impact of its program in schools. The results showed that Doc Wayne helps … Continued

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