Alive and Thrive
"Every day we fight trauma and work together with community members to promote resilience and build a healthy and safe Wyandotte County
The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County exists to improve health and health care for the people of our community. We believe that residents have the ability, and an inherent right, to provide leadership in the shaping of physical spaces and public policies which impact their health. CHC’s responsibility is to ensure the collective experiences and expertise of Wyandotte County residents are represented in matters of health design and policy, as well as identify and maximize opportunities for collaboration, planning and implementation of effective community health improvement initiatives. Visit us www.wycohealth.com
Over three years of intensive study, we uncovered massive opportunities in creating/sustaining health equity among a large section of our community. Historical property value discrimination (through redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into our neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing and a myriad of environmental health injustices. Join Wyandotte County residents and community partners as we tackle health inequity through grassroots efforts. Get the full report and contact us at www.wearewyandotte.com
ThrYve supports a community-level approach to prevent youth violence by empowering youth and families to thrive by providing a safe and supportive environment for our youth and families to flourish. We work closely with youth and community members to provide a collaborative network of youth opportunities, including programs, training and outreach efforts that collectively help to reduce youth violence and promote more equitable conditions, particularly for the youth of racial and ethnic identities. There are over 40 community partners across 14 sectors of the community that collaborate to support the mission and represent various sectors including neighborhood organizations, faith-based organizations, government, law enforcement, media, schools, social service agencies, parents, youth, and more. Through our framework that includes six project components, our community partners work collaboratively to implement both community and individual-level strategies to support youth and empower them to positively develop in a safe community.
Young Women on the Move was founded in 2005 to teach middle school and high school girls the attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to lead a healthy life in every aspect. Its name symbolizes girls moving toward the future with healthy minds, bodies, and spirits that are focused on life’s possibilities
ShareWaves is a brand-new 501c3, sharing our exclusive access to Union Broadcasting’s airwaves to promote youth sports participation. Our mission is clear: Work to advance the opportunity for every child to experience the life-enriching “power of sports”. We believe in the “power of sports” to connect. We are deepening our connections with the KC sports community and delivering impact across the youth sports landscape. We cultivate strong partnerships with individuals and organizations that lead with their hearts and strive to make our city better than they found it.