Youth Engagement

We work with state and national partners to provide training and guidance on engaging youth. We also work with Wholespire chapters, community groups, schools, out-of-school time programs, and faith-based organizations to strengthen the role local youth have in advocacy and improving community health. We do this through The HYPE Project® and youth engagement initiatives related to healthy eating, active living, and health equity. We also support youth-serving organizations in ensuring they provide healthy environments for youth to thrive.

Teaching teens how to advocate for change and how to lead community improvement projects is key to creating healthier communities. Through The HYPE Project®, teens work with local leaders and decision makers to increase access to healthy choices and promote healthy lifestyles. Learn More
Since 2012, nearly a thousand South Carolina teens have participated in The HYPE Project®. From making playgrounds safer and inclusive to influencing policy change at church and recreation facilities, teens have positively impacted their communities. Search Projects
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