Night of Judging

Professionals from the Boston Area judge written, performance, and visual entries more >

Day of Celebration

Join us to celebrate healthy living on June 1rd more >

RIA’s 10th year!

Celebrate 10 years of healthy living and Join the Call! more >

Are You Ready to Join the Call?

Join the call and choose to live a healthy lifestyle! more >

Welcome to Reflection in Action!

Reflection in Action: building healthy communities™ (RIA) is a two-phase program for Boston and Cambridge 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Phase one is a city-wide student competition in the written, visual and performing arts; and phase two is a day-long event celebrating healthy living. The program links improvements in individual and community health to engagement in civic action. Reflection in Action involves expanding middle school students’ knowledge about health and public health issues, while at the same time recognizing students’ roles as leaders in the community and providing an opportunity for students to use the arts to express their messages about health. Last year, 23 schools and organizations participated in the contest and over 425 students attended RIA Day.

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    Day of Celebration

    Reflection In Action Day of Celebration was on Monday June 1st 2015 at The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. It is our hope that youth show us their voices through...
  • RIA in the News

    Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities™ (RIA) featured in “Using Art to Build Healthy Communities: From paintings to poetry, students team with Harvard Medical School to promote personal and public health” Cambridge Community Television: Neighbor Media, June 4, 2014 |...
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