The Teen Empowerment Summit 2017 is right around the corner and we’re excited to be involved. The Teen Empowerment Summit 2017 is an initiative of San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc. and the Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition that started in 2016. This intricate initiative is a collective effort that will involve the Drug Free Communities Support Program grantees of Bexar County and various community organizers and service providers: George Gervin Youth Center, Inc.- Project ALERT Coalition, Bethel Prevention Coalition, and San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse along with facilitator, Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition. Please join us in empowering our youth to become healthy and drug free leaders in their communities and surrounding areas.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, between Noon and 5:00 pm at the Second Baptist Community Center, 3310 East Commerce Street San Antonio, Texas 78220.
The young people should expect to talk to Service Providers about their valuable resources, participate in a Youth Talent & Fashion Show, be engaged in a Panel Discussion to encourage an Open Forum amongst our Youth, receive Education/Material on decreasing Youth substance abuse, listen to great music...we will have a DJ that will focus on creative entertainment and last but not least FREE food! All youth will complete a short survey to receive the meal pass.
We expect over 300 participants, actually more than last year, from the George Gervin Academy, Sam Houston High School, Highlands High School, Wagner High School, Judson High School, Roosevelt High School, Davis Middle School, King Academy, Wheatley Middle School and surrounding areas. Make sure that your teen is in attendance!
Why? As a Drug Free Communities Support Program our goals are to assess and report community issues through surveying our youth to better understand what resources are needed to make a change. Our primary goals are to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Also reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Join us in making a difference!
If you have questions, please contact the Project ALERT Coalition, Stephanie Rivera or Anthony Ray, at (210) 804-1786 or contact the Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition Damika Burton or Alicia Perry at (210) 271-7232.