Online Program

Interactive panel of MA youth present successful cases - roxbury environmental empowerment project

Saturday, November 2, 2013 : 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

David Jenkins, A.B., Alternatives for Community & Environment, Roxbury, MA
An interactive panel of four young people who are experienced in youth-involved policy change efforts will describe their work. The youth experts will share their policy change goals, the impetus for the campaign, actions taken to advance the campaign, collaboration opportunities for public health professionals, outcomes and lessons learned. The majority of this time will be spent answering questions from participants and discussing best practices.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss campaign design and strategies of a policy change campaign that engages youth. Describe effective policy change campaigns that engaged youth.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Program Director for the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP), a youth-led community organizing program that for 18 years has built youth power for environmental justice in Roxbury, Dorchester and across the City of Boston. I train and support REEP youth to organize and win local and regional policy change, including air quality standards, land-use for urban farming, and protection of public transportation access for youth riders in low-income, communities of color.”
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.