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Question Why East Youth Program Begins Local Smoke-Free Project May 20, 2008

Posted by terryquinn in ?Y NEWS!.

The Question Why East Youth Program, based at Willmington Health Access for Teens, has recently started a project through a mini-grant program called Real Time Community Change (RTCC).  The focus of the program is to provide determined teens with the financial means and a carefully thought out plan to make a change in their local community.  The five member youth team attended a training on Saturday, May 10th and mapped out a project that focuses on encouraging a local business to adopt a smoke-free policy.  The project is anticipated to take about eight weeks. Using the Real Time Community Change Model and their plan the youth plan to work with the owner of the selected business, as well as gather local community support via surveys and petitions. 


The ultimate goal is to add yet another smoke-free establishment to the city of Wilmington.  The Question Why East team worked with the Mellow Mushroom restaurant last year through RTCC; the ultimate result was the adoption of a smoke-free policy in late November.  The Mellow Mushroom also graciously donated food for the Real Time Community Change training on the 10th.  The youth team is in high spirits about their next project, and is in the process of getting it off the ground!



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