Youth Council Kick-Off!

posted Nov 9, 2015, 6:10 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 6:11 AM ]
On Saturday, November 7th the Claremont Healthy Village Initiative held its first ever Youth Council Kick-Off event.  The Urban Ambassadors of Hope Youth Council is the product of partner organizations and their determination to change outcomes in the Claremont Neighborhood.  On Saturday the kick-off began with the youth participants listening to the stories of pupils only a few years older than themselves and how they, coming from the same area and conditions as the Claremont youth, had decided to make a change and embark to create a difference in their home neighborhood and beyond.  The curriculum developed with input from Directions For Our Youth, Claremont Neighborhood Center and Family Medicine Bronx-Lebanon is designed to cultivate within the youth leadership abilities while also educating them on opportunities available to them, as well as on the importance of living a health life. 

Congratulations to the youth were selected to participate in this great program and to the facilitators who put the curriculum and material together!