Despite being hit harder than any other demographic by the COVID-19 pandemic, Black-owned businesses, organizations, and leaders have exemplified Black excellence in truly inspiring ways.
This Black History Month, AARP is focusing on Black Health and Wellness and there is no greater benefit to health and wellness than a thriving community.
Throughout the month of February, AARP will emphasize this necessary movement's strength, power, and success by recognizing and highlighting leaders taking action to help build up their communities and help them thrive. This year’s Black History Month program, entitled “We Thrive Together” features Black leaders who are examples of how one person can truly make a difference in strengthening a community. And when we unite for the greater good, we thrive together.
The leaders span locations and causes. What they have in common is a passion for creating positive change. Some of the featured leaders include:
The multimedia campaign will span print, video, radio, social media, and other media. AARP state organizations will also highlight local leaders in their communities who deserve recognition for their outstanding service to their communities.
To learn more about these community leaders and their journeys, visit www.aarp.org/blackcommunity. And to find local Black History Month events in your community, visit www.aarp.org/nearyou.
Are you inspired to make a difference in your own community? Visit www.createthegood.org for volunteer opportunities, ideas, and inspiration
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