New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
Millhill Child & Family Development
Preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders to build healthier communities
Millhill Child & Family Development
Grant Award Amount

Millhill Child & Family Development will lead this three-year project, in which a total of 30 youth from Trenton, ages 14-21, will receive guidance from trained community-based coaches, to better understand topics around population health, develop leadership skills, and implement self-designed projects to make their communities healthier. By the end of this project, the youth participants will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to work with municipal governments, cross-sector coalitions focused on health, school boards, and other organizations to build healthier and more vibrant communities. The youth will also participate in a statewide alumni network to stay connected to their peers as they continue on their leadership paths and move into the next phases of their lives.  To advance this work in Trenton, Millhill will partner with The College of New Jersey, the Trenton Prevention Policy Board, the City of Trenton, the Trenton Health Team and other citywide networks to guide youth in developing meaningful community health projects and establish a youth advisory board for the Trenton Prevention Policy Board. These Trenton youth represent one of 10 New Jersey communities the NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders initiative.

Empowering Trenton through Youth Civic Engagement
Grant Recipient
Key Contact
Michelle Thompkins
Project Director
(609) 989-7333
Counties Served

Follow the latest news coverage regarding NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders:

Millhill Kicks Off New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Next Generation Community Leaders Program with Youth Team Building Retreat. Millhill Child & Family Development Blog (2017, November 7).
NJ Spotlight. (2017, July 12).
SNJ Today. (2017, July 12).

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