In 2022, two community organizers with a passion and track record for working with young people approached YDP with an interest in continuing the work of YDP in their community.
The Young Doctors Project chartered a chapter in Roanoke,Va, establishing its first chapter outside of Washington DC. The Roanoke Chapter of YDP will combine the varied experience and accomplishments of these community organizers with the lessons learned from ten years of YDP work with our young docs.
The Roanoke chapter’s first cohort is made of up four local teens, Carrington McNeil, J’hair Metcalf, Robert Funk and Edem Akakpo. They started the program June 25 with a ceremony where they received white doctor’s coats and they’ve been busy since.