Save the Date!
the 2nd Annual Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit
will be held on November 1st and 2nd, 2012
Last year's event was held on Thursday & Friday, November 10th & 11th at the Augusta Civic Center and gathered together over 250 attendees from schools and communities all over Maine - and beyond (shout out to Vermont and Alaska)!
Almost 50 different workshops were offered on all kinds of teen health topics, including substance abuse prevention, healthy relationships, anti-tobacco advocacy, and many more. In addition, for the first time ever, MYAN facilitated introductory skill-building workshop for ALL attendees focused on Leadership & Advocacy. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of attendees, youth and adult alike, these workshops were a huge success! See below for some great pictures from the event and
read on to learn more about how to attend next year's Summit.
What's the Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit all about?
|Students from YAADA (Young Adults Against Dating Abuse) share their goals for being stronger leaders & advocacy.|
The Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit is a two-day overnight event that gathers together over 250 Maine youth in grades 7-12 and their adult partners who are working together to create positive change.
The Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit is tailored to meet the needs of all participants by providing them opportunities to build stronger teams, grow as leaders and advocates, and learn about the health & wellness issues that matter most to them. Attending youth groups will leave this event feeling empowered, engaged, and committed to their plans for making lasting and measurable changes in their communities.
Why attend the Youth Leadership and Advocacy Summit?
|Action planners from Brunswick create a plan for how they'll create change back home!|
The Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit brings together all of the skill-building, resource sharing, and networking opportunities that MYAN formerly made available through the Peer Leadership Conference and the Anti-Tobacco Summit, but in a unified two-day format that will enhance the depth and breadth of learning opportunities. Participants will
In addition, all groups who attend the event will nominate one representative to the Youth Council on Tobacco Policy. This initiative, new in 2011, is designed to support youth engagement & youth leadership in anti-tobacco policy change efforts across the state. Learn more about the benefits to your group here!
- develop skills that will strengthen theirs groups and make them more effective leaders & advocates in their communities
- gain information, resources, and connections through workshops on a variety of teen health topics, including tobacco prevention, substance abuse prevention, physical activity & nutrition, safe school climates, and many more!
- create a specific and measurable action plan that will help groups to achieve lasting policy change around tobacco - and gain the skills to create change around other health issues in their communities
#What you Need to Know to Register & Attend in 2012
Don't miss out! The 2012 Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 1st and 2nd. To make sure you receive promotional updates about this event and other MYAN programming in the coming year, be sure to register as a MYAN member. There will also be calls for presenters, volunteers, and exhibitors at the event, so if you are interested in participating in the Summit any of those roles, please let us know, then become a MYAN member so you are sure to receive all event updates & announcements!!
Please don't hesitate to contact Nicole at email@example.com or 553-5916 with any questions. We are excited to continue the success of the Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit into 2012 and hope you'll be able to join us!
Still want to know more about what the Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit is REALLY like? We encourage you to check out last year's Workshop List to learn more about what kind of topics you and your group might have the opportunity to learn about at the event. In addition, you can view the full 2011 Event Schedule here.