Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY) Event Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

https_cdn.evbuc.com_images_29759437_178336429264_1_originalHealthy Monadnock partner, Advocates for Healthy Youth (AFHY), will be hosting “Raising Your Voice for Kids,” a free event and lunch on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, that will celebrate the organization’s 15 year anniversary.

The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at noon. The event will take place at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, New Hampshire.

“The event will commemorate the history of Advocates for Healthy Youth, recognize its founders and look at opportunities for the future,” said Linda Rubin, director, Healthiest Community Initiative, Healthy Monadnock, who will facilitate the discussion portion of the meeting about the future of AFHY.

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Nancy Vaughan, government relations director, American Heart Association, NH Chapter
  • Melissa Bernardin, campaign coordinator, Voices for Healthy Kids New Hampshire
  • Dick Ober, president and CEO, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Eileen Fernandes, director, Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Please register for the free lunch and event. For more information about the event, email Brooke Bennett at

About Healthy Monadnock

Healthy Monadnock is a community engagement initiative designed to foster and sustain a positive culture of health throughout Cheshire County and the Monadnock Region. Founded and developed by the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in 2007, Healthy Monadnock’s action plans are being guided in the community by the Council for a Healthier Community, a group of 30+ individuals representing schools, organizations, coalitions and businesses. Community partners and Champions are working together to improve the quality of life and prevent the leading causes of death for everyone by implementing strategies to: increase healthy eating and active living; increase income and jobs; improve mental wellbeing, increase emergency preparedness, reduce substance misuse including tobacco, increase educational attainment and increase access and quality of healthcare. Learn more:

Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years

Kids Children Diversity Happiness Group Education Concept

Impact Monadnock Presents – Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years

Watch the Film & Join the Conversation

WHERE: Keene Middle School Auditorium, 167 Maple Ave., Keene

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

What steps can we take to ensure
 Monadnock Region children reach their full potential?

The evening will include opening remarks from Senator Molly Kelly as well as a group of panelists discussing their thoughts and listening to what you have to say.

Panelists include:

José Montero, MD, MHCDS, VP of Population Health and Health System Integration at Cheshire Medical Center; Jackie Cowell, Executive Director of Early Learning NH; Detective Bob Collinsworth, Keene Police Department; David Beauchamp, Assistant Superintendent from SAU 47; Karen Dunnigan, a parent with 2 children in the Fall Mountain School District; and Brittany LaFleur, an Elementary Education major from Keene State College.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

This screening of Raising New Hampshire is made possible by Impact Monadnock in partnership with Monadnock United Way, Endowment for Health, and Healthy Monadnock.

For more information on the Raising New Hampshire film, go to the Endowment for Health website.

The Raising of America

Watch the trailer for the documentary The Raising of America. The Raising of America is a five-part documentary series that explores the questions: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How can we do better?

To learn more about the series, visit

When Opportunity Stops Knocking: New Hampshire’s Kids and the American Dream

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When Opportunity Stops Knocking: NH’s Kids and the American Dream
Roundtable Discussions
Tuesday, May 12, 6pm-9pm (sign in start at 5:30pm)
Kay Fox Room, Keene Public Library
More info and registration
Free Event – Everyone Welcome

This May, New Hampshire Listens is hosting twelve local conversations across the state that will engage residents in an important conversation about the increasing barriers our state’s children face in achieving their dreams. Research from the Carsey School and other sources will help frame the discussion. Attendees will learn about what the gaps are between the opportunities children have today compared with those of previous generations in our state. We invite you to join one of these conversations to weigh in with your experience and your perception of the opportunities, barriers, and prospects for future generations.

NH Listens May 12

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