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Recruitment is Now Open

Register Here Through Eventbrite Today! 

Empowering Youth and Families is a special interest group called “Powerful Communities” for middle school youth and their families that implements the Powerful Families and Powerful Communities curricula. Among its focuses are communication, citizenship, and community. This is a free program offered to our Nash County families of middle-school aged youth starting Spring 2023. Free meals are provided each week. Please join us here for this great program.

Take a minute to watch this Protective Factors video for some additional information. 

To sign up and learn more about this program please contact:
Adrienne Williams at 252.459.9810

or send email to 

Empowering Youth & Family FLYER


This program is FREE and has been developed and implemented by
NC State University 4-H and funded by a Rural Health and
Safety Education grant and SAMHSA

Register Today!

Program will begin Spring 2023

Dinner will be provided weekly with each meeting

Developed and implemented by NC State University 4-H and funded by a Rural Health and Safety Education grant and SAMHSA

Connecting With Parks and Recreation

man speaking at an outdoor podiumThe Nash County Empowering Youth and Families Program has made a great connection with an amazing community partner Nash County Parks and Recreation. Nash County Parks and Recreation is located in downtown Nashville, NC in the Claude Mayo, Jr., Administration Building. Thomas Gillespie is the Nash County Parks and Recreation Director. He along with his staff manage the day to day activities of parks and recreation for the county. This agency is very active in the community. They provide sports and recreational services throughout the county for the purposes of health, leisure and entertainment. The agency maintains park facilities and structures built for sport, recreation and other programs while also managing all of the activities offered throughout the year. Working alongside this agency provides the opportunity to reach a large number of the families and youth in our community

The Director, Thomas Gillespie has welcomed the opportunity to work with EYFP help Empower our Youth in Nash County. He as well as his staff member Tamika Hill, an EYFP facilitator, are an integral part of reaching our goals.

Learn more about
EYFP – Opioid Prevention Program
Community is Our Superpower

Protective Factors Video