600 PBC youths will participate in a Countywide Youth Summit on April 28

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On Saturday, April 28, 600 youth from all over the county will convene at Palm Beach Lakes H.S. in West Palm Beach for the 8th Annual Palm Beach County Youth Summit. The day-long event is themed “Think Like A Boss, Act Like A Boss.” The event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.  Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

The purpose of the Palm Beach County Youth Summit is to provide local middle and high school aged youth with a unique opportunity to explore and address areas of concern impacting them. Youth will participate in relevant interactive workshops to include the following dynamic areas of focus:  Violence, Gangs, Drugs & Alcohol, Trauma Informed, Education, Employment, and many other topics. It will be a day of empowerment, education, and entertainment.

This year, we will be offering a panel discussion titled “Youth Safety & Advocacy.”  A student from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida, will join us to discuss how that tragic school event initiated a countrywide youth movement. The panel discussion will take place at 11:10 a.m. at the large school auditorium.

Digital Vibez Technology & Arts will energize our student attendees with their sound and youth performance. Mr. Hardge, the “Edu-Tainer,” will lead us in a dynamic presentation on how to start thinking like a boss, and acting like a boss.  The teens will receive 10 community service hours, giveaway items, and will be eligible to participate in raffles.

Sponsors for the Youth Summit include the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach Police Department, Urban League of Palm Beach County, Office of the Attorney General, Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, Palm Beach County School District, Palm Beach County School Police, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, the Department of Children & Families, Planned Parenthood, Birth to 22, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, and many collaborative partners.

Registration available online at www.pbcyouthsummit.org.

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