I had the chance to host a town hall held iHeart Performance Theater featuring young people who are part of The #RealTalkTobacco #RISE Youth Summit taking place place April 29th at WHYY. It’s a convening of 150 youth leaders from around the Philadelphia and Southeastern PA area who are currently engaged in or are passionate about public health advocacy work including tobacco control and prevention. Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks with Amanda Irizarry, Advocacy Institute Program Coordinator (Health Promotion Council), Tijay Daniels, Youth Ambassador, Ricardo Calderon, Director of Philadelphia Youth Commission Jada Rasulallah, Youth Ambassador and Rev. Jesse Brown, Community Leader.
After watching these young leaders and their passion - it was inspiring to hear and see their passion. Even though their focus is on smoking prevention - they represent a whole new generation of leadership. - Lo