Since September, I’ve been fortunate to have the chance to work with some wonderful leaders throughout the Huntington township as a member of the Leadership Huntington program. Leadership Huntington has spent more than three decades connecting, developing and inspiring the next generation of leaders throughout the Huntington community.
As a member of this year’s class, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and forge friendships with local leaders from all walks of life, from large corporations rooted in our town to community agencies that serve the needs of our youth, all while gaining new insights into the unique needs and shared values that come from all segments of our community.
In addition to the relationships we get to develop, and the inside glances we get into government and business we’re privy to as participants, each class works collaboratively on a project aimed at giving back to the community. This fall, we began our work, hoping to rebuild and revitalize the Huntington Tri-CYA kitchen that serves so many children every day. Together, we’ll raise funds, solicit volunteers, rebuild and design programs aimed at teaching kids how to eat healthy. We’ll partner with elected leaders, local businesses and neighboring teachers’ unions in the Huntington township.
As we move forward with our work, I’m confident the HHHTA will be able to support our efforts. Whether it’s swinging a hammer, teaching kids how to make a healthy snack after school, or throwing a buck in a pretzel tub for the privilege of wearing jeans to work, every little bit helps. After all, as the saying goes, “It takes a village.”