7/7/21: On July 3rd, our EYFP PA, Alex, partnered with Sparta United Methodist Church during the 4th of July parade in Sparta to promote their “Pack the Bus” initiative. This will provide Alleghany County students with the supplies they need to have a successful school year, which is especially important after a year of virtual learning. Representatives from the church, Western Youth Network, and Alleghany EYFP decorated a school bus for the parade to inform the community about the drive, and they passed out flyers about it and the upcoming EYFP cohort. There was a large turnout, and the group was able to inform a lot of people about these two programs.
We were able to inform a lot of people about EYFP at the Alleghany 4th of July parade. Our team will continue to support this supply drive and other activities with Sparta United Methodist due to their involvement with youth in Alleghany County.