Register to attend first-ever youth summit

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is hosting a two-day summit at the Grappone Center in Concord on April 5 and 6 that will explore the issues that significantly impact youth, families, schools and communities — mental health and stigma, bullying, cyberbullying, addiction, eating disorders, sexuality and gender, gun violence, concussions and sports injuries, academic pressures, social media, cyber predators, peer pressure and more.

High school students from across New Hampshire are driving the content of the summit. Goals for the summit include drafting recommendations for policy changes and creating a one-year Youth Summit Commission to be followed by a white paper to share at the state and federal levels and presented by student champions, among others.

On day 1, students selected by their schools to attend will drive the discussion; adult experts will assist and connect students to resources. On day 2, the same topics will be tackled, but students will have a lead role in facilitating the discussion in some of the sessions with the adults.

Educators and school administrators, legislators, guidance counselors, coaches, school psychologists, medical professionals, business leaders and community leaders are encouraged to sign up to attend day 2 of the summit on Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Go to https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/stories/article/1497 for more information or register at Eventbrite.

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