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YES Students Invite You to ‘Cardio Against Cancer’

Organized by the 6th graders in the SRSLY Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) program!

Walk, bike, rollerblader/skate, or skateboard with us to raise money for cancer research on Friday, May 31 at 4pm.

Begins at Heritage and goes to the Jr/Sr High. We’ll have popsicles and activities at the high school!

Cost is $5 for anyone age 13 and up, just $3 for ages 4-12, and kids under 3 are free. Please pay in cash or check at the event start at Heritage.

No need to pre-register. Hope to see you there!

About Youth Empowerment Solutions

The Youth Empowerment Solutions program (or “YES”) is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to plan and lead community change projects here in Stockbridge.

The YES Program was developed by the Prevention Research Center of Michigan, at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The SRSLY Coalition is implementing the YES Program in Stockbridge in order to empower young people and create positive community change.

The free program consists of in-school trainings and additional team meetings as needed. The in-school trainings cover teamwork, leadership, and project planning. The YES program also includes a community asset visit, a discussion with community leaders, and a “windshielding” activity, during which youth learn how to identify community assets and liabilities.

“Cardio Against Cancer” was an idea the 2019 YES students came up with as they wanted to support local families who have a loved one with cancer. The students did all of the project planning, including developing all of the event details, designing marketing pieces, and talking to community leaders to get permission and support to hold the event.