A new youth leadership program has kicked off at Sherman High School in Boone County, West Virginia. The eight girls have so far visited Marshall University, learned about media's effect on women through a Miss Representation screening and discussion, established groundrules and goals for the group, and discussed healthy relationships with staff from WV FREE, a statewide reproductive justice organization.
As the West Virginia Economic Justice Project addresses prison overcrowding on a policy level, the Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership Program explores the racial and economic injustices of the prison industrial complex and the impact this has on their lives.
In November 2012, fifteen students from the Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership Program in Logan, WV visited Marshall University. While on campus we visited the Center for African American Students (CAAS) where the Director, Mr. Maurice Cooley, told us his personal story of being the first in his family to go to college and how much that has impacted his life and the life of his children.
New American Africans and Unlimited Possibilities will sponsor a free program of fun activities and free food for youth in grades 8 to 12. The event is part of the "Love Your Neighbor" program. Held inside in event of rain. Pre-registration required.
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