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Teen Summit

Who: For teens (13 – 18 years old) and their parents/guardians

The 2009 Teen Summit is presented by the Delaware Prevention Network Alliance (DPNA), a coalition of 10 community organizations statewide. DPNA promotes advocacy for prevention by implementing prevention curricula. In addition, DPNA provides program guidance and coordinate services and resources for youth and their families in high risk environments. DPNA implement the evidence-based All Stars substance abuse prevention program for youth ages 9 – 14 years old.

DPNA Sites: Delaware Parents Association (Dover); Edgemoor Community Center (N. Wilmington); First State Community Action Agency (Georgetown); Latin American Community Center (Wilmington); Neighborhood House, Inc. (Wilmington); O.A. Herring Community Services, Inc. (Wilmington); Peoples Settlement Association (Wilmington); Rose Hill Community Center (New Castle); West End Neighborhood House (Wilmington); William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center (Wilmington).

What: 2nd Annual Teen Summit.

The Summit is an opportunity for teens and their families (parents/guardians) to be exposed to current issues facing today’s teens. Teens will engage in interactive, open dialogue workshops facilitated by their peers on topics of interest such as underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, social networking sites, and the do not snitch code of silence phenomenon. The Summit will provide teens a voice to articulate these issues in their community and with their peers. Teens will learn information that will encourage positive and critical thinking skills and promote self-respect and self-esteem.

Summit Agenda:

DPNA• Opening Session/Welcome
!!!!!!!!!!- Appearances from local, state, and government officials
DPNA• Keynote Address
!!!!!!!!!!- Raven Symone (Disney’s That’s So Raven and The Cheetah Girls)
DPNA• Lunch
DPNA• Workshop I/Workshop II/Workshop III
!!!!!!!!!!- Teens will participate in 2 of 3 workshops. Topics will include: Social Media
!!!!!!!!!!!!Networks (Facebook, My Space, Twitter, etc.) & Cyber Bullying; Underage
!!!!!!!!!!- Drinking & Prescription drug abuse; and Violence & Snitching.
!!!!!!!!!!- Adults will participate in separate workshop track on topics relating to the three
............workshops the teens will be participating in.
....... • Celebrity Panel Discussion with Raven Symone and other celebrities.

Where: Doubletree Hotel
700 N. King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 655-0400; Call for directions.

When: Saturday, August 8, 2009
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

How (to register): Register online or by phone today!

Cost: FREE

For more information please call 302-892-4500.

 

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