Why We Care
Youth who feel they matter to their community:
Are physically healthier
Volunteer to help others
Are good stewards of the earth and its resources
Possess a greater sense of purpose
Are less likely to engage in unhealthy risks such as drug use to combat feelings of anxiety, depression, and other problems
How MAPP is Helping
MAPP is a community partner that helps to organize programming for Windsor's free summer meals program. Youth who participate are introduced to adult role models that appreciate spending time with them. Our "Sled Dog Disco" group finds different ways to bring "kids are assets to our community" messaging and opportunities to local town officials, businesses, and faith-based organizations.
In the schools, MAPP brings project ideas to groups of youth through "advisory challenges." Youth from different schools can compete for prizes when they participate in a project that gives them voice to their ideas and visions.