4/4/21: The UT Extension office in Johnson County is very excited to start the 10 weeks long Empowering Youth and Families Program. The sessions will begin on April 22nd at 5:30 pm, in person, at the Mountain City Church of Christ Fellowship building. These meetings are sure to be a fun and exciting adventure for Johnson County’s youth and their families, but the program is much more than fun activities planned. EYFP helps to build a stronger family foundation through honest communication and enhanced problem-solving skills which in turn provides a measure of security for families to then tackle the harder subjects like peer pressure and opioid prevention. At the end of the 10 weeks, families will work together to put on a community outreach event.
Beth Cox is the new Program Assistant for EYFP. Beth brings a diverse portfolio to the program which will enhance the many elements needed to accomplish a successful cohort over the next 10 weeks. When discussing the pilot program for Johnson County, Beth states, “ I can see many positive outcomes that can happen because of EYFP. I can’t wait to get started.”