Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) held our first joint training with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) on Saturday, August 6, in Scotland County. There were valuable opportunities to network with other churches and organizations to promote a growth in organizational capacity. We also shared challenges and advice in program coordination. As a team, we problem solved while also learning skills to work with youth in health advocacy. We saw how youth can make powerful changes in health policy. Churches united during this training and set up partnerships to improve health within their congregations!
Thank you to the following churches and organizations for making our first youth empowerment training for clergy and other adults a success: Scotland County Health Department, Regional Organic Operation to Serve (ROOTS), YES’ Healthy Vessels Program, Fletcher Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, Scotland High School and Jason’s Deli of Durham.
For more information about how your church/organization can get involved, please email email@example.com or call 919-357-8625.
– Joy T. Williams, PHW Regional Consultant