On October 31, 2018 over 200 youth from Grant, Owen, and Pendleton counties will be coming together for our 1st annual Leadership Summit in Burlington, Kentucky. Youth leaders from the 4 county middle and high schools will be tasked with reviewing local youth data and developing plans to help combat youth substance use and other adolescent problem behavior (bullying, truancy, etc.)
This Leadership Summit is being sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Champions for a Drug-Free Grant County, Owen County Drug Prevention Task Force, and Champions for a Drug-Free Pendleton County. The summit will be led by Joe Markiewicz, Senior Consultant for Building Stronger Communities, who is a national youth trainer and educator that works with community leaders on effective prevention strategies and best practices in community coalition development.
Our coalition is excited for this opportunity for our students. We are anxious to see what plans they develop and how they are carried out in our community. Check back after 10.31.18 for a follow up post on the youth summit and how the community can support these projects!