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Resiliency in North Bergen

– Since the North Bergen School District implemented the Rainbow Days Curriculum-Based Support Group program in October 2019,  the program has focused on providing support and guidance to students with a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the North Bergen…

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Going Green And Looking Good

– The Secaucus Next Generation Community Leaders (NGCL) are committed to positively impacting their hometown. As teen leaders in our community, we have noticed some issues that are barriers to health for residents. The most prominent concerns are peer pressure, safety,…

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Progress in Systems Change

– In the Fall of 2019, Partners in Prevention (PIP) had the opportunity to attend the New Jersey Health Initiatives  (NJHI) Upstream Action Acceleration meeting in Perth Amboy, NJ. This convening allowed us to explore in great detail the short and…

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North Bergen Coalition – Building a Culture of Health

– The North Bergen Coalition has been working on community outreach and securing partnerships with key individuals familiar with immigration issues. These efforts have enriched our understanding of the North Bergen community’s population needs and how to better engage with undocumented…

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Making Sustainable Change

– The Secaucus Next Generation Community Leaders determined the scope of our project and we were very excited about it!  The area we most wanted to focus on was creating a healthier, safer, and more pleasant community through efforts that focus…

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I Am, I Can, I Have, I Will, I Believe

– In Spring 2019, Partners in Prevention (PIP) hosted a Rainbow Days training for local school personnel at the North Bergen Library. We presented this training to ensure North Bergen youth and their families have a support system in place in…

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A Snowball Effect of Change

– My name is Alyssa Jaipersaud and I was a part of the Secaucus Next Generation Community Leaders (NGCL) summer 2018 initiative. Over the summer we requested policy changes to create a food waste program with the help of our local…

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

– As we begin planning our project for the summer of 2019, we are reminded of our experiences and successes this past summer. One of the most impactful moments was the last day of our project in July where we had…

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Adventures in Leadership and Composting

– When summer hits in Secaucus, many high school students can be found at the town pool, in the local air-conditioned movie theater, or hanging out around town with friends.  For the 12 members of the Secaucus Next Generation Community Leaders…

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