6/1/21: During the latter part of March, Alex Kissinger, PA of Alleghany’s Empowering Youth and Families Program, and members of the Alleghany Wellness Coalition started discussions centered around a youth task force in Alleghany. Along with Brittany Duncan from Western Youth Network, Alex began exploring problem areas that this group could tackle such as substance misuse and creating positive relationships. The goal of this task force is to address multiple issues rather than one or two specific areas. To accomplish this, professionals from different organizations need to provide resources for the public.
The Alleghany EYFP team is excited to contribute to the development of a task force focused on issues facing youth in the county. Alex and Brittany are excited to see this group grow and are developing a similar endeavor in Ashe County.
For more information about this task force, check out the Alleghany Wellness Coalition Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/973167593488176/