6th Annual Youth Conference to promote student leadership
The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and community partners are teaming up again with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to present a conference for middle school youth aimed at strengthening their leadership skills so they can promote healthy living choices among their peers.
About 100 students from Hampshire and Franklin counties are expected to attend the You Lead Middle School Youth Conference at Greenfield Community College, Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Relationships, violence prevention and sexting are among the topics in addition to alcohol and drug use prevention. (See agenda below.) One of the most popular activities is when student groups from each of the schools give a shout-out to their school, describing what its strengths are.
“Youth leadership is key to preventing substance use and promoting healthy relationships,” Sullivan said. “Nurturing our youth leaders is a smart investment.”
It’s the Sixth Annual Conference for Youth hosted by the NWDA and partners, the second time in collaboration with the MIAA, which developed the curriculum.
Students from the following schools will be at the conference: Jabish Brook Middle School (Belchertown), White Brook Middle School (Easthampton), Frontier Regional Middle School (South Deerfield), Great Falls Middle School (Gill-Montague), Greenfield Middle School, Smith Academy (Hatfield), JFK Middle School, Michael E. Smith Middle School (South Hadley), and Hampshire Regional (Westhampton).
Click on poster below or HERE to register.