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Lynn Teens Promoting Healthier Options in Local Stores

Lynn Teens Promoting Healthier Options in Store
Salud America! (2013)

Our SCI AmeriCorps member, Amanda at the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance has been working with her Youth Council on a healthy cornerstore project. She was contacted  by Salud America!, an organization funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and works to reduce obesity among Latino youth. They were interested in hearing about the work her Lynn teens have been doing. 

Amanda's Youth Council members are working hard to promote healthy snacks and make it easier for teens to pick apples over chips. 

Where there is a Will, There is a Way

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As posted in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s 2011 report, Pathways to Prosperity, “Based on a survey of several hundred employers, the report [Are They Ready to Work?] concluded that ‘Far too many young people are inadequately prepared to be successful.’” Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire high school and college graduates because they lack the soft skills necessary to succeed in a demanding work environment. Similarly, students are finding it difficult to build their soft skills due to a lack of professional influences in their social network. As a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, it is part of my responsibility to help provide opportunities for these two diverse groups of individuals support each other.Read more

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