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Leaders Making Change in a New Normal

– As the world responds to the COVID-19 crisis, the Emerging Leaders of Perth Amboy responded to our community’s needs with a focus on food insecurity, city beautification, and carbon monoxide safety. To stay safe, the Emerging Leaders executed their initiatives…

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…

Nevertheless, WE Persisted

– Despite these unprecedented times, Perth Amboy’s Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community remain strong and hopeful. To adhere to current state regulations in the face of COVID-19, we have transitioned to hosting our monthly meetings virtually until further notice. During…

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…

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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Forming, Storming, and Norming Healthy Initiatives

– The third cohort of Perth Amboy’s Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community has decided to work on city beautification and inform residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure for their summer action plan. Since choosing these community priorities, the…

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…