Tri-County Community Action Agency (d/b/a Gateway Community Action Partnership) will lead this three-year project, in which a total of 30 youth from Bridgeton, 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 Bridgeton, Gateway will partner with the Mayor and City Council, Head Start, Family Success Center, the school district and other community service providers to ensure Bridgeton’s youth are prepared to be the next leaders by making their community the healthiest possible. These Bridgeton youth represent one of 10 New Jersey communities the NJHI: Next Generation Community Leaders initiative.
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