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Minority Health, Office of


To ensure that Rhode Islanders are informed of the issues affecting minority youth by compiling data, providing resources and supporting programming that advances the economic, education, social and political well-being of minority youth.

What we do

  • Strive to minimize and/or remove the barriers of race, poverty, ignorance, and despair through mentoring services, educational support, healthcare awareness, and community involvement.
  • Foster the development of culturally sensitive information for implementation in minority youth mentoring services.
  • Promote understanding of the roles of culture and ethnicity in the lives of minority youth.
  • Advocate for minority youth needs at the local and state level.
  • Encourage and assist in the development of minority youth programming.
  • Maintain mutually supportive and beneficial relationships with youth representatives and youth advocates.

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