Deborah LaPointe, the Bank’s VP Regional Business Advisor in Sales and Marketing is on the board of the Acton-Boxborough United Way. They are hosting what is sure to be a moving event for parents and teens in the Acton area. Chris Herren, former Boston Celtics player is the speaker.
Chris is a motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate whose basketball career was shattered by his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Substance-free since 2008, Chris has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. Through his non-profit organization, The Herren Project, he works to educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide techniques to handle pressure within their lives, their community or their family situation.
This community-wide event for teens & parents is funded by the Acton-Boxborough United Way* in partenership with the ABRHS PTSO. There is no charge for this event.
Date: January 9th
Time: 7 pm
* This community event is sponsored by ABUW’s 30th Anniversary Fund for Children & Youth. Donations are appreciated to help fund future programs for Children & Youth.
Multiple Copies of Chris Herren’s book, Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, are now available at the AB Regional High School and Junior High libraries, at Acton Memorial Library. Citizens Library, and Boxborough’s Sargent Memorial Library.
More About the Acton-Boxborough United Way
The Acton-Boxborough United Way is a local non-profit working to improve lives in our two towns by mobilizing the caring power of community.
- We identify and raise awareness of critical human needs in our community.
- We support strong partnerships between human service agencies, volunteers, local business, and government.
- We provide funding for essential services to help our children, teens, seniors, disabled, and families.
Warmth. Safety. A full stomach. Health. Companionship. Recovery. Opportunity. Hope. ABUW invests in solutions to these human needs.
Right here in your own backyard.
More About the Herren Project
The mission of The Herren Project is to provide assistance in taking the first steps toward recovery and a life of sobriety, including effective treatment, educational programs and resources to increase awareness on the signs of addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow.
- Positively impact the lives of those suffering with addiction, specifically the uninsured, by providing them with effective treatment programs, support and the necessary tools to be successful on their road to sobriety.
- Educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and provide techniques to handle pressure within their lives, their community or their family situation.
- Provide scholarships to programs, clinics and camps to increase self confidence, motivation and develop a firm foundation on which to build success.