Our Vision

The HASHPPAC will collaborate across diverse sectors of our community to develop a city-wide system that gives our youth hope for the future, and opportunity to reach their goals. The committee will work for providing medically accurate, comprehensive sexual health education to our youth. We will lay the foundation for providing Holyoke’s teens with the capacity for making healthy choices and the opportunity for accessible sexual health services and information. The accountability committee aims for a Holyoke that offers each youth a well rounded education, access to services, and community engagement that contributes to the success of our city and its residents.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"You Have Choices'

Be sure that you are following our "You Have Choices" Facebook page! It is filled with valuable information about sexual health and pregnancy prevention. It also has links to other cool sites and quizzes that are both helpful and fun!

Click below to view the page:
You Have Choices Facebook Page

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The meeting minutes from the June 4th HASHPPAC meeting have been posted on the "Meeting Minutes" page.

The Education subcommittee report given by Nancy Gilbert has been posted on the "Subcommittees" page.

Hello everyone,

At the June 4th HASHPPAC meeting Sarah Perez McAdoo gave a wonderful Power Point presentation on the history and progress of the committee over the past few years.

Below is the link to the presentation:
Power Point Presentation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Youth First Healthy Youth Mini Grant

The Youth First Initiative is requesting proposals for creative, youth-driven projects on topics related to teen pregnancy. The goal of the mini grant process is to increase youth engagement in Holyoke and Springfield in the topic of adolescent sexual health.

Click below for more information and application form.
YF Healthy Youth Mini Grant

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meeting Minutes!

The minutes from the March 5th HASHPPAC meeting are now posted on the "Meeting Minutes" page. 

The Collective Impact subcommittee worksheets are posted on the "Subcommittee" page. Please go and check these out!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"You Have Choices" Logo Contest

The “You Have Choices” Logo Contest

·        Introduction:
The Holyoke Adolescent Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee, (HASHPPAC), is the Mayor’s task force compromised of several community agencies representing and supporting  teens. We are hosting a logo contest for the “You have Choices”/ “Tienes Opciones” slogan that supports our efforts for the teen pregnancy prevention work that is done in the Holyoke community. We would like to have the youth of Holyoke help design this logo that will help communicate this message and be displayed throughout the city year round.
·        Eligibility:
1.       This contest is open to youths that reside in Holyoke and that attend our public schools and are between the ages 12-19.
2.       This is also open to youth that attend any of our supporting after school programs that are listed .

·        How to enter:
1.       Participants can use  an 8 1/2 x 11  or 5x7 white color  art paper and draw their design.
2.       Any art supplies can be used and including computer graphics. If participants choose to use computer graphics their entry must be submitted in pdf form once done and e-mailed to: glorimar.irizarry@hhcinc.org.
3.       All designs submitted must have participants name, contact number, postal address, and/or e-mail address.
4.       No more than 1 entry per participants.
5.        All participates must conform to the Submission Guidelines set out below. Participants which fail to do so will be rejected.
6.       Contest will begin on March 11, 2013 and end March 20, 2013 5 pm EST.

·        Submission Guidelines

o   The purpose of this contest is to design a logo for the “You Have Choices” slogan. The logo will be used online, in print, and on merchandise. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high quality printing.

o   All participants must make sure that their logo is not in any way similar to existing logos or other copyrighted images. For example;

o    All submitted designs must be original and not based on any pre-existing logos.

o    Logo can contain the words “You have Choices!”/Tienes Opciones!” and a design that expresses those words in picture.

o    The logo must not contain any other words besides “You Have Choices”/Tienes Opciones!” or any designs that are offensive, abuse, racial, or demeaning.

o    Participants are required to hand in their designs by contest end date March 20, 2013 in school or either to corresponding coordinators at participating after school programs such as:
§  Girls Inc
§  Holyoke Youth Task Force
§  YEAH! Network
§  Boys & Girls Club
§  Holyoke Health Center

·        Prizes:
The winning logo designer will receive a Six Flag’s Season pass.

·        Judging and Selection of Winner:

1. The winning design will be selected by the members of HASHPPAC; location and time TBA
2. HASHPPAC reserves the right to disqualify any participants that did not comply with the rules and guidelines given.
3. The winner will understand that their logo entry will then go under the ownership of HASHPPAC and will be used in their discretion as they deemed fit.
4. By submitting a design and being chosen the winner, the participant may also be subject to having their name presented in the media either on television or in print unless they decline for any reason.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Parent Cafe!

Parent Café

Parent Café is a safe place for parents of all ages to share their experiences and have meaningful discussions about the joys and challenges of parenting.

Series 1: Strengthening Families
Monday February 25th 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday March 11th 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday March 25th 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm

Series 2: Parent Leadership
Monday April 8th 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday April 22nd 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday May 6th 4:30pm-6:30pm

United Congregational Church
300 Appleton St. Holyoke, MA

Fully catered meals are offered at every café
Child care is provided
Space fills up quickly! To make your reservation call Lindsey Russell at the MSPCC  (413) 532-9446 Ex. 205