Neighborhood-based programming for youth

Health is Wealth is a youth development program that aims to develop and strengthen young people’s skills and understanding in four key areas that we call the pillars of the program. These pillars are: Financial Literacy, Emotional Well-Being, Wellness & Nutrition, and Civic Engagement. Each pillar aligns with multiple protective factors, also known as resilience factors, that have been identified by the CDC, the Prevention Institute, and the STRYVE Foundation, all national authorities on strategically preventing youth violence with evidence-based programs.


  • Develop long-lasting, micro-local positive peer and adult networks
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and interest in the four pillars: wellness & nutrition, financial literacy, emotional well-being, and civic engagement
  • Amplify youth voice and choice


The Salishan program meets every Friday at the Family Investment Center from 5pm-7pm. Please contact RoxAnne Simon for more information or to partner.

Health is Wealth–Bethel will be running one night a week at Bethel Late Nights. Please reach out to Yolanda Benton for more information.

We are in the process of planning this cohort! Stay tuned to this space to learn more. Reach out to RoxAnne Simon for more information.

Reach out to Safe Streets and learn how we can collaborate on starting a Health is Wealth cohort in your neighborhood.