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News from PATH

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...

9th Annual BFF 5K

The 9th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K was a Great Success! Each year, Partners Aligned Toward Health organizes the Burnsville Fit Families (BFF) 5K with the goal of uniting our community through healthy activity. The 9th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K, held on...

Welcoming New Faces

Ashley Pogalz joined the PATH staff as our new Administrative Assistant -- helping us manage our federal grant, preparing meeting minutes, and providing bookkeeping assistance. Already, Ashley has proven to be a valuable addition! Next month, Brianna Robinson will...

Fond Farewells

PATH Board Members play an integral role in the organization. They don't just attend board meetings -- they volunteer at our community events, provide valuable insight into the needs of the community, and even send thank you notes to donors. Over time,...

Volunteer Spotlight: Suzette Renfro

Suzette Renfro got involved with PATH very early on -- becoming our executive director just one year into our existence (back when we were “Graham Children’s Health Services”).  Among other projects, she spearheaded the building of the Toe River Children’s Dental...

Red Ribbon Week 2017

The week of October 23-27 was Red Ribbon Week -- a national effort to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. This year, Mitchell and Yancey county middle and high school students participated in the following...

Jim Bernstein Fellowship

She's not one to brag, so we'll do it for her! Schell McCall, Executive Director of PATH, has been selected to participate in the Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program. It's a really big deal! Since 2006, the Bernstein Fellows Program has...

2017 Drug Take Back Day: The Results

Each year, the Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force sponsors a "Drug Take Back" day to collect unused/expired prescription medications for safe disposal. This year the Drug Take Back Day was held on Saturday, September 23rd and it was a great success! Between...

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