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Own It: The Power of YOUth Teen Summit

Western North Carolina teens are faced with the reality that drugs are prevalent, easily attainable and unfortunately being used by many of their peers.  For some teens, drugs are an attempt at coping with the issues they face on a day to day basis. On the...

Sizzlin Summer Series – Thanks for a FUN Summer

This summer was one for the books! The Sizzlin’ Summer Series had an outstanding turnout of over 850 participants. The Sizzlin' Summer series, co-sponsored by Healthy Yancey, the Town of Burnsville, and Yancey County Government, was a chance for people of...

Summer Food Update

We had a very successful 2018 Summer Food Program, and are pleased to share an update on what we accomplished: Along with our partner agencies, we made 5 deliveries over the course of the summer, serving around 120 families (including 250 children) per...

Summer Was a Busy Time for Appalachian Youth to Youth!

In July, seven Appalachian Youth to Youth members attended the Southern States Conference in Charlotte, hosted by Youth to Youth International. There, these seven youth built their knowledge and skills around substance use prevention. In addition, they met...

Appalachian Youth to Youth Win Statewide Award!

In April, members of Appalachian Youth to Youth took part in a Youth Leadership Summit in Hickory hosted by the NC Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Youth coalitions from all over...

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Banks

Donna Banks has been an integral part of the Cougar Fit Club at Mountain Heritage High School since the beginning -- handling all the work at school by recruiting, interviewing, and serving as the school liaison with members. The program could not function without...

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