AHS Breaking the Barriers

Breaking the Barriers. Building the Future.

Welcome to BTB!

Learn more about the founding and operation of our club.



Welcome to Ashland High School’s Breaking the Barriers club website! Here you will find all the latest news about our club- meeting agendas, minutes, publicity, events, and more.

BTB is a community service and leadership club that hopes to inspire youth to make healthy choices and give them the qualities to become a leader of today.

BTB was founded in May of the 2015-2016 school year and has had tremendous success spearheading our school’s first international service trip (to Cape Town, South Africa), a leadership program for rising middle-schoolers, and a shadowing program for high schoolers. This is in addition to participating in an Intergenerational Leadership team, volunteering at soup kitchens, planning regional substance abuse prevention events part of MetroWest Youth Teaming Together, volunteering at various community events, attending the National Youth Leadership Institute training at the CADCA conference in Washington D.C, leading Hammer & Chisel’s Strike Action Network, and assisting our partner- the Decisions at Every Turn Coalition.  We are a club interested in spreading our message to all aspects of the high school community, not just our club members, by actively working to make partnerships with other clubs and sports teams. We strive to be a blend of leaders from the Ashland High School community.

BTB is currently looking forward to participating in the National Youth Leadership Initiative in Washington D.C. in February 2019!

BTB meets every other Thursday morning before school (7:45-8:10 am) and always welcomes new members to join! Here is our meeting calendar!