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Island Shows How to Ignite Interest in Ready by 21

Those looking for ways to get community members involved in Ready by 21 and get media attention for their efforts might learn from an island in Maine.
Information Update
January 5, 2012
 

Leaders on Deer Isle held a Ready by 21 workshop last month where parents, teachers, administration and students discussed assets and goals for all their youth, from birth to adulthood. They did more than talk: They broke into workgroups to identify specific needs, heard a youth summarize a Ready by 21-led effort at the local high school and planned their next meeting.

The meeting earned a story in the local newspaper describing the workshop, the objectives and the Ready by 21 approach. For more stories and information about the Ready by 21 effort on Deer Isle, visit the coordinating organization,  Healthy Peninsula.