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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…

Getting through Rough Times

– With schools closed and interactions among peers replaced by social distancing, the Bridgeton Next GEN Leaders are participating in journaling exercises to remain connected to each other, to their coaches and to the community. Project Director and coach Nina Young…

Fighting Food Insecurity

– There are many health-related issues within my city, and as Bridgeton’s Next Generation Community Leaders (Next GEN Leaders), our team chose to target food insecurity. In Fall 2019, we visited downtown Bridgeton and set up tables with bags of fresh…

More Than Just A Meal – Making a Connection!

– The Next Generation Community Leaders program has become a very successful youth team that helps empower its community. Bridgeton’s group is well-known for our successful youth feeding sites. Every day in July, we visited six feeding sites and not only…

Keeping Our Streets Clean

– The Next Generation Community Leaders (NGCL) program has helped me develop my leadership skills. Our NGCL team attended a Bridgeton City Council Meeting and spoke to our Mayor, Albert B. Kelly. I was pretty nervous before I spoke before the…

My Trip to Philadelphia

– My Trip to Philadelphia My trip to the spring Next Generation Community Leaders retreat was like a vacation away from home, work, and school. Visiting Camden and Philadelphia with my Bridgeton teammates was very enjoyable in many ways, and for…

Bridgeton’s Youth Leaders Visit STEAMWorks

– Rediscovering My Community through STEAMWorks and My Next Generation Community Leaders Team As a “youth”, I believed that there was never a variety of activities to do in my community of Bridgeton. It wasn’t until I became a part of…

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