Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

What is Youth Empowerment?

The Poe Center’s Youth Empowerment Teams strives to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors around a variety of health topics while building life and career skills. As the students increase their own healthy habits, they will have an opportunity to develop and implement a project for their peers.

Youth Empowerment Requirements:
  • Must be in high school (9th-12th grade).
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Attend specific trainings and community events.
  • Be available to participate in the program during after school hours (evenings) and possibly weekends.
What Will Be Expected of Members?
  • Educate youth and adults about healthy habits on a variety of health topics.
  • Attend at least two meetings/events per month.
  • Keep in communication with your Adult Team Leaders.
  • Be sensitive to various socioeconomic settings, cultures, and individual backgrounds.
Benefits Include:
  • Enhance public speaking, communication skills, and advocacy.
  • Build resume experiences and skills.
  • Provide leadership opportunities.
  • Earn community service hours.
  • Be a positive role model for your community.
  • Be a part of community change.
  • Meet new people; make new friends.
For more information, please contact Tamika Gilchrist.

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