The Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE), BREC, and Big Buddy Program of Baton Rouge announce the Second Annual LYFE Line Teen Summit, July 22-24, at the BREC Milton J. Womack Recreational Center, at 6201 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
This 3-day camp designed to engage youth ages 12-17 in informative, interactive sessions and discussions. There will be a wide range of topics covered which include, but are not limited to, community safety and violence prevention, financial literacy, sexual risk avoidance, college and vocational readiness, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Doors open daily at 8:00 A.M. for “early bird” drop off with the summit beginning at 9:00 A.M. “It is our aspiration that each teen will leave the summit empowered to go out into their communities more aware of their voice and power and how to respond to everyday situations in positive ways,” said Alma C. Stewart, LCHE president. During the camp, youth will have an opportunity to learn about advocacy on topics youth care about and participate in a mock Town Hall meeting. “Young people have a lot on their minds and a lot to say. This is a safe space for them to be heard and focus their energy on achieving their goals and dreams,” says Stewart. In addition, the youth will have the opportunity to participate in games and other activities provided by BREC.
Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, precautionary measures will be taken during the summit, including requiring everyone to wear a mask.
Registration for the summit is free and open to the public. Parental consent is required to attend. Space is limited, so anyone interested in participating is encouraged to act fast. For further information and online registration, please visit youthpeaceolympics.org.