Program Name: Empowering Communities – Block by Block
Award Amount: $15,000
Program Description: The program consists of two parts: Science – teaching youth 18-24 how to conduct community-based participatory research (plan, implement, evaluate) in their own communities with the focus being on health and things that affect their health and the sustainability of their community; and Arts – disseminating the results of their research via a creative medium such as acting, singing, spoken word, etc. The program is geared toward teaching 10 young adults ages 18-24 in Historic Midtown Edmondson on how to conduct community-based participatory research in their communities. The program will also match 10 young adults with mentors.