Port Towns Youth Council (PTYC)
Port Towns Youth Council (PTYC) is ETHM’s Leadership and Character development program. Youth are known as Wellness Ambassadors who lead their peers and other Prince George’s County (PGC) residents to make healthy lifestyle choices. These youth advocate for social justice issues, which help shape public policies that positively impact the lives of youth and families. Their mission is to bridge the gap of education, health, poverty, safety, and morality to Build, Sustain, Unite, Heal, and Impact communities. PTYC is youth-led and students attend monthly after school meetings (with their parents) to develop their leadership skills and to plan for community outreach activities/events. Serving residents and stewarding communities have a direct impact on students’ character by serving various PGC residents.