Race Equity Project
The Community Leadership Development Program is recruiting young people, ages 15-25, from various backgrounds within the community served by NSFRC to participate in a leadership development curriculum that is providing them with skills to implement social changes within their communities. As part of the program, they are developing Equity Projects designed to promote equity and inclusion in their community. Engaging local teens has been a key focus at the NSFRC. In December 2021, the NSFRC hosted it’s first “Let’s Talk About It!” monthly event as part of this program, which invites these young people to engage in conversations about their experience in the Lake City community. Growing out of the “Let’s Talk About It!” monthly events, a youth council was created to engage and encourage youth to use their voices, develop projects, and obtain leadership skills through problem solving.