Monday, May 13, 2019

Peer-to-Peer Learning Series: Engaging Youth to Create Healthy Communities

Greetings Community Leaders,

We heard you! Many of you have asked for an opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the country to share successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for effective youth engagement. 

We are excited to tell you about County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ next Peer-to-Peer Learning Series: Engaging Youth to Create Healthy Communities.
As you know, young people play a powerful role in leading positive community change. They often bring new ideas, new energy, and their own lived experiences that help foster inclusive communities for everyone. Finding ways to reach out, create seats at decision-making tables, and support leadership development among youth and young adults is an important part of building healthy communities for generations to come.

Please join us for this two-part peer-learning series on engaging youth to create community change. Youth and adult colleagues from around the country will come together to share successes, challenges, and ideas for effective approaches to youth participation in planning and decision-making. 

This will be a facilitated conversation rather than a formal presentation. Please come ready to share your own work and bring things you want to learn from others working in the youth engagement space.  

In the first session, you will discuss and share strategies and resources to strengthen partnerships with young people.

In the second session, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own work, explore ways to build your youth engagement skills, and enhance your professional network. 
Please forward this invitation to colleagues and community leaders in your state who work with youth and young people to create healthy communities. Youth and young adults are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is limited to ensure space and time for sharing.

In community,

Janna, Karen and Joe