LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OFFERS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Healthy relationship, anti-bullying and mentorship are key messages
The Toledo Youth Commission will hold the 2013 Youth Leadership Conference from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on April 20, 2013 at the Valentine Theater. Nearly 200 area youth will attend the free conference for empowerment opportunities including workshops to help young people deal with peer pressure and building healthy relationships; identifying positive role models and mentors; making good choices when things go wrong at home, and preventing bullying.
The keynote address will be offered by Oregon Police officer Angel Tucker who will reflect on his own road to empowerment and the responsibility he believes an individual has to improve themselves in order to improve the community. Other speakers will include TPS Director of Pupil Placement; Child Adjustment Services Heather Baker; peer mentor Jammal Lee; YMCA Youth Specialist Crystal Harris and Adan Madrigal, co-founder of Join the Abstinence Movement (J.A.M.).
The program agenda includes:
10 a.m. Welcome/opening remarks
10:20 a.m. Keynote Address, Officer Angel Tucker
11:10 a.m. Peer pressure: How to cope with peer pressure and build healthy relationships, Jammal Lee
11:40 a.m. Role Models – How can I be a good mentor? Adan Madrigal
12:05 p.m. Lunch break
1:05 p.m. Finding a way out: Doing the right thing when everything goes wrong at home, Crystal Harris
1:35 p.m. I am my brother’s keeper: How to prevent bullying, Heather Baker
1:55 p.m. Closing remarks