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.
EPIC members usually meet Friday evenings to eat, talk, plan, and have fun. Our members come from high schools all over Dutchess County, including Stissing Mountain, Webutuck, Millbrook, Dover and Arlington.
Beyond those regular meetings, EPIC members reach out to our broader community. In the fall of 2022, EPIC members led ENL (English as a New Language) classes and took part in the first ever meeting of the Coalition for Youth Success, where they talked with school district personnel, non-profit youth providers and business leaders about the particular needs of young people in Northeast Dutchess County.
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.