How is the community showing youth they are valued?
How can we create more opportunities for youth to have a say in what happens in our communities?
How can we create opportunities for young people to be heard?

2015 Empower Coös Youth Campaign












Join the conversation and show your support for youth in the Coos region by downloading these images and sharing them.

The  2015 Empower Coös Youth campaign partnered with students from the Youth Leadership Through Adventure a program of the North Country Health Consortium and local high schools to produce materials intended to encourage youth, families, and civic and community leaders to read the Carsey Institute for Public Policy research on Coös youth, discuss the challenges and strengths it reveals, and to consider innovative ways to engage and support youth in the region.                                        

Special thanks to students and advisors from Berlin, Gorham, Groveton, and White Mountains Regional High Schools as well as students from Colebrook Academy for their leadership over the course of this project.


Join the conversation and show your support for youth in the Coos region
by downloading the campaign images and recommendations and sharing them in your community.

What Can I Do?


Read and share these recommendations for empowering youth in your community

Recommendations for Educators
Recommendations for Parents
Recommendations for Youth

Post a photo to Instagram which tells a positive story of youth in your community

Instagram  Tag your photo with #empowercooyouth and follow the campaign @empowercoosyouth



Share you feedback about the campaign with us and your ideas for Empowering Coos Youth. 


Many thanks to
our supporters

Funding provided by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. 

nhcfThe New Hampshire Charitable Foundation stewards a growing pool of charitable funds created by and for the people of New Hampshire, awarding $32 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high impact initiatives. To learn more, visit


Empower Coös Youth and its recommendations for educators, parents, and youth are inspired by the findings of the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy’s Coös Youth Study. Find out more about the research

Additional funding for the Coös Youth Study is provided by the National Science Foundation, Grant #1155797.

For more information about the North Country Health Consortium’s Youth Leadership Through Adventure program, visit

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