The Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC) is a community coalition in the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts that was created in 2004. The goal of the coalition is to strategically prevent and reduce substance use, to increase the protective factors that support a healthy community, and to enhance community collaboration in Plymouth.
PYDC is comprised of many community stakeholders from a variety of sectors including: the school district, law enforcement, youth serving organizations, volunteer organizations, faith-based organizations, state/local government, substance use organizations, media, businesses, parents/community members, and youth. With the help of these stakeholders as well as state and federal grant funding, the coalition is able to enact change through evidence based strategies and initiatives to increase awareness, provide information, and ultimately change behavior.
“The mission of the Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative is to strategically prevent and reduce substance use, to increase the protective factors that support a healthy community, and to enhance community collaboration in Plymouth.”
PYDC has used Live Stories virtual platform in order to share our student data around substance use collected through the Communities that Care Survey every other year. To be directly linked to this information, please click here:
How to Get Involved
If you’re a Plymouth resident that feels passionate about preventing youth substance use and increasing positive opportunities for youth please consider reaching out to us via email or via phone for more information about how to get involved.