Below please find the story of Canton Ohio’s Leap of Learning “Flourishing Canton” in partnership with the Positive Change Core. You can see more of the results at their ACT3 website here. The workbook and other information is available here.
Flourishing Canton Bears Fruit
Can a rust belt community flourish in the early 21st century?
A committed group of intergenerational citizens of Canton, Ohio are convinced that it can! Using the Positive Change Core Leap of Learning approach, a community came together in June 2006 to create bold strategies that will contribute to the flourishing of Canton. The conversation was a success, with 3 Bold Strategies Designed and energized youth and adult leaders are reaching out to the broader community to develop:
- A youth center ‘for teens by teens’
- A Hometown Canton scholarship program to reduce ‘brain drain’, and
- A Youth City Council to advise the Canton City Council on matters impacting all Canton citizens.