We Painted the Town Orange! Our work would not be possible without the philanthropic, civic, and youth advocate leaders who joined us at WeWork Seaport Square on Thursday, November 7, 2019 to celebrate youth health education for 3,550 students.
Boston has a legacy of trailblazers working with Peer Health Exchange to advance health equity throughout the region. Trailblazers who are partners, health educators, and staff. Those like host teacher, Mitchell Hercule, at Boston Community Leadership Academy, and site coordinator, Agatha Tong, at Josiah Quincy Upper School, both honored as star awardees at the event.
As we look to the future, we are reminded of these trailblazers and the impact they have left in Boston and honored to welcome new trailblazers like incoming Executive Director James Lin.
“I made it because I found folks I could relate to, who I felt comfortable with, who dreamt with me, who made me feel confident in myself, who pushed me, believed in me, wanted good things for me,” said Lin. “And that, at its core, is what we do at PHE: create connection, trust, and relationships in service of empowering young people to lead healthy and happy lives.”
Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $20,000 to help provide Boston’s young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to make healthy decisions.