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Congregations Meet at JPJ to Talk about Issues Affecting the Youth

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Members of 26 congregations throughout central Virginia came together in Charlottesville to talk about youth unemployment and mental health issues.

The organization IMPACT - or Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by Congregations Together - met for its big spring action meeting at John Paul Jones Arena.

Solutions were presented to community leaders in the audience including several Albemarle County supervisors and Delegate David Toscano.

“The importance of seeking justice within our community, reaching out to help those who may not feel like they have a voice to stand for themselves and seeing what we can do when we come together as people of faith that we can get accomplished for our community,” said Dorothy Jordan, IMPACT co-president.

Organizers hope lawmakers use their input to take action.