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Diana Manee- Youth Empowered Solutions

Diana Manee works for Youth Empowered Solutions in Asheville, NC. She guides groups of employed youth in various community-based projects they decide on. Recently they have been working to integrate healthy food into a corner store within walking distance to several public housing communities that do not have easy access to a grocery store. in a community where there is no grocery store and within walking distance to several public housing communities. She holds corner storeowners in high regards for the struggles it actually takes to run a viable business, and recognizes the challenges of transitioning to incorporate healthy food. Diana sees policy work as the driving force for food system change. She believes in the boundless potential of youth in affecting their communities.

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