NJHI 2017: Next Generation Community Leaders

This initiative supports 10 communities in engaging youth ages 14-21 as health partners and providing participating youth with an opportunity to make meaningful change in their communities through summer employment on a self-designed, community-focused project.

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Leaders Making Change in a New Normal

– As the world responds to the COVID-19 crisis, the Emerging Leaders of Perth Amboy responded to our community’s needs with a focus on food insecurity, city beautification, and carbon monoxide safety. To stay safe, the Emerging Leaders executed their initiatives…

Feeding the Bridgeton Community During a Pandemic

– In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, my fellow Next GEN Leaders and I began our mission to address food insecurity by developing surveys to determine which families that did not have transportation to the designated “Grab-and-Go” sites operated by…

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