“We don’t have anything against food chains, but if God gives us access to soil, to a healthy body and to seeds, why then do I see myself in a food desert? I see myself in an oasis.”
“Health is literally something you buy and it’s bought with time and money”
View the photo gallery from Conetoe.
Watch a video of scenes from Conetoe, NC
Watch the interview with Richard Joyner who discusses Conetoe’s pathway to health
Watch the interview with Richard Joyner who explains lay health coaches
Every June, that work culminates in the wildly-popular Swim Camp, where children and teenagers not only learn to swim but learn to pursue leadership through lifeguarding, volunteering and interning with Together For Hope.
With a precise focus on literacy and leadership development, Together For Hope continues to build children’s imaginations for what is possible beyond the limited view of poverty.
Like the muddy shores of the Mississippi, the Delta’s storied African American communities have always confronted both the abundance and the peril of life in the Delta, hoping to God that the levee holds.