Ignite Youth Coalition
 
Do you ever feel like your voice isn’t heard? Want to make a change in the community for good? The Ignite Youth Coalition may be just what you’re looking for.
 
Youth Engagement For Good
 
As young people, it may be difficult to find your place in the community. It may be hard to have your voice heard over adults with more experience and wisdom. At Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth (YFSHK), we believe that young people’s voice should be heard.
 
Involving young people in the development of the local community also brings with it a number of benefits. Younger members can help to advise decision makers on the needs and desires of youth in the community today. Today’s world is constantly changing, and the valuable input from the younger generation is vital as we move forward as a community and grow. This also provides youth with a sense of accomplishment and responsibility. When they can provide important points that are taken into consideration, young people may be more likely to engage in the community later in life as well.
 
About The Ignite Youth Coalition
 
Each month, the Ignite Youth Coalition meets to discuss the current issues among youth today, working towards creating safe and creative solutions to these challenges. This coalition serves a huge role in the community as it provides a tool to improve our surroundings and decisions made each day by members. Participants in the past have had the opportunity to meet with Congressmen Joe Courtney, attend local leadership conferences and make a difference in the local area and beyond.
 
We invite you to kindle your sparks into a flame as we make a difference together. Participating in the Ignite Youth Coalition will not only benefit young people individually, but also create a culture where activism is praised and highly-regarded.
 
If any of the following questions apply to you, Ignite may be the answer:
 
Have you ever wanted to fix a broken set of rules, to make an important difference in the health of your community?
 
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a difference?
 
Have you ever wanted to connect with a body of students who feel the same way you do?
 
Ignite Youth Coalition can show you, through visible action and change, the answers to your questions. The voice and opinion of the youth in our community is often unrecognized and overlooked, and we are here to show you that it is perhaps the most important voice of all.
 
To participate in the Ignite Youth Coalition, visit us at our next meeting or please contact us today. If you would like more information about our community coalitions or would like to get involved, get in touch with us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.