Teen Summit: Gang Awareness and Bullying

by Press Release-Burlington County | Sep 25, 2006
Teen Summit: Gang Awareness and Bullying The Burlington County Health Department will hold its Third Annual Teen Summit on Saturday, October 14 in Westampton in the Human Services Facility at 795 Woodlane Road.

Sponsored by the Freeholders, the Partnership for Healthy Adolescents and other partners, the summit will run from 9 a.m. until 2:30pm with a focus on gang awareness and bullying.

Mr. Kelly Logan of Stop Drop your Gun Inc. is the keynote speaker. Entertainment with an anti-drug message will include a hip hop/rap duo, Gabriel Terrell and Darius Jackson of Lumberton who attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School. They are winners of the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey’s 2006 “New Jersey Shouts Down Drugs” competition which can be viewed on Comcast On Demand. A Burlington County dance group, “No Comparison,” also will perform. Workshops will include: Teens and Tobacco by Prevention Plus of Burlington County, Teen Domestic Violence by Providence House, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Adolescents by the Health Department, and Gang Awareness and Violence in Burlington County by Bordentown Township staff.

The event, funded by a grant from the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Child and Adolescent Health Program, has been successful and well-received in past years. About 150 youths are expected to attend this year.

Partners include the Burlington County Youth Opportunity Program, Prevention Plus of Burlington County, DRENK Youth Based School Services, Family Services School Based Youth Services Program and the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington County.

Participants are asked to pre-register. Prizes will be given and breakfast and lunch provided. For more information contact Elfrieda Francis at EFrancis@co.burlington.nj.us or (609) 265-5548.

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Author: Press Release-Burlington County

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