Community groups sought as partners to help youth

The Young Health Program: IM40 will give adolescents opportunities to be involved in their communitiesIn today’s Delaware News Journal, Kelly April Tyrrell has a story that will be helpful for community groups interested in learning more about partnership and funding opportunities with The Young Health Program in Delaware.

As noted here, The Young Health Program: IM40 has issued a request for proposals for community mobilization and youth engagement coordinators to serve some of Delaware’s neediest areas.

Tyrrell’s story offers additional insight on the initiative and the role of community partners:

Giving youth positive role models, providing them opportunities to be involved in their communities and fostering positive adult relationships are all part of ensuring healthy outcomes, Young Health Program organizers said. But they also want to engage adolescents and give them leadership roles.

To learn more about the Young Health Program or apply for funding, visit www.IM40.org.