Engaging People in Change (EPIC) Youth Program
To support our youth, we host EPIC (Engaging People in Change), a group of young people who talk about social justice issues which are most important to them and look for ways to find solutions. We help look for ways to support educational and leadership development for all EPIC members.
We meet in the Parish Hall at Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook. To join EPIC or attend a meeting, parents or prospective members should reach out to the Program Director.
We seek out collaboration with local advocacy organizations and individuals within Northeast Dutchess County and our broader communities. NEDIS has participated in statewide initiatives alongside New York Immigration Coalition, Workers Justice Center of New York, and the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement. We were particularly successful in supporting the Greenlight Campaign NYS which increased access to New York drivers licenses for undocumented nonresidents.