Heal, Grow, & Thrive

Heal, Grow, & Thrive

An evening devoted to kids and families in need of help and hope.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

We missed seeing you in person this year, but we enjoyed hosting our second Virtual Heal, Grow, & Thrive! Thank you to everyone who made Heal, Grow, & Thrive a memorable and successful evening! Watch the full recording of this year’s event on YouTube.


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Transformational Resilience: Promoting Youth Wellness During and Beyond the Pandemic

Presented by Keynote Speaker
Renée Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.

Pediatrician, Epidemiologist, and Founding Director of Vital Villages

Read Dr. Boynton-Jarett’s full bio.


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Honoree and Recipient of the
Rebecca Pries Indispensable Friend Award
Gary Dube, Ph.D.

Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Alliance of Juvenile Court Clinics (MAJCC) and Program Director of Justice Resource Institute’s Juvenile Court Clinic for Bristol, Plymouth, and Barnstable Counties

Read Dr. Dube’s full bio.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


ACS Board of Directors:
Terrie Graham
Dan Jacobs and Susan Quinn
Elizabeth Keating
Michael Lafleur and Johanna Benotti
Fran and Hugh Miller
William and Margaret Paine
Lia G. and Bill Poorvu
Jane and Ben Siegel
David Wilcox

Cummings $25 million grant program


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Please consider a sponsorship gift to ACS. Your generous support will demonstrate that you are dedicated to supporting children and families in the greatest need. A sponsorship gift at any level will have a meaningful impact on our ability to meet the urgent needs of the kids and families we serve. Sponsorship levels start at $1,000.

Questions? Call 617.494.0135 x108 or email [email protected]