New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Op-ed: Engaging Youth as a Valuable Community Resource
June 28, 2016

Click here to read NJHI Director Bob Atkins’ op-ed from NJ.com discussing the value of engaging youth as valuable resources to their communities across the state. Highlighted in this piece is work being done in the city of Bridgeton, where teens are being trained to enroll eligible families in the Summer Food Service program — providing nutritious meals to low-income children when school is not in session. These teens are also learning about building stronger, healthier communities, and how they can serve as leaders and catalysts in that work.