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Empowering Youth to Lead Their Own: A Church's Responsibility to At-Risk Youth in the Appalachian Area (Workshop 169)
In this day and age, the church has a unique opportunity to reach adolescents. This workshop describes one such effort implemented in an at-risk Appalachian community in southern Ohio: a program designed for youth to reach out, influence, and lead their peers in the areas of service projects, "wild and crazy" events, children's outreach, and Bible study. This program demonstrates that youth developed and led programs can empower youth to reach out to give their peers similar opportunities for growth and leadership and thus can change lives.
Candace Rhines Hansford
Ohio State University
The Leesburg United Methodist Church
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